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“The Smart Grid is the integration of an electric grid, a communications network, software and hardware to monitor, control, and manage the creation, distribution, and consumption of energy. The smart grid of the future will be distributed, it will be interactive, it will be self-healing, and it will communicate with every device.”

“An Advanced Smart Grid enables the seamless integration of utility infrastructure with buildings, homes, electric vehicles, distributed generation, energy storage, and smart devices to increase grid reliability, energy efficiency, renewable energy use, and customer satisfaction, while reducing capital and operating costs.”

Andres Carvallo – March 5, 2004




Presidential Victory Must Deliver Smart Grid and New Power Utility Business Models

In this white paper, CMG experts try to analyze what both presidential candidates can offer and what challenges they face. This paper offers recommendation to power and energy executives, to regulators, and to federal energy administrators faced with rationalizing the rapid and numerous changes currently pressuring the traditional structure of the power utility industry.

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CMG’s Andres Carvallo named “Industrial IoT 5G Innovator” and “Top 50 Industrial IoT 5G Industrial-IoT-5G-AwardIndustrialist and Innovator” by RCR Wireless News on Feb 16, 2016.  Click Here For The Entire List. This is Mr. Carvallo’s 35th industry award since 2005 recognizing his contributions and leadership.

TASG 2nd E CoverThe Advanced Smart Grid : Edge Power Driving Sustainability — 2nd Edition

“Carvallo and Cooper have written a thought provoking and insightful book on smart grid and in particular its potential from leveraging the technology rich world that we live in.” – Larry Weis, CEO, Seattle City Light, and Former CEO at Austin Energy

“Carvallo and Cooper do a masterful job conveying to utility industry practitioners, regulators, and consumers alike a great episode of our country’s energy evolution that should not be missed.” – Jon Wellinghoff, Former FERC Chairman

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Disruption Becomes Evolution: Creating the Value-Based Utility

This new CMG white paper is an industry must read presenting the journey, impacts and solution recommendations on how generation, grid operations, wholesale and retail energy sales are being transformed by innovation and competition bringing the utilities to a critical fork in the road choice on how to create better customer experiences, products, and services driven by multiple forces.

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angelou logoJune 27, 2016 – AngelouEconomics and CMG unveil new Smart State Index. Read the preset release at Smart State Index Press Release FINAL. For More Information Click Here.


June 26, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo speaks at Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo 2017. First, Carvallo is part of the panel “Engineering The Smart City” on June 26 hosted by Texas State; and second, Carvallo will also provide a Poster Presentation titled “Smart Cities Means Smart Services” on June 27 where he will cover the key use cases and benefits that cities across the globe are rushing to. For Cities and their executives trying to figure out what and how and with the least wasted dollars, CMG delivers 1-day and 3-day workshops to help cities vision, assess, define, and plan their Smart City strategies.  Furthermore, CMG also offers a full Smart Cities Roadmap Planning and Development framework to deliver a full strategic plan and decision governance for cities.

June 6, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo speaks at a Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) panel on “Connecting Core to the Powerful Edge”. This panel will answer what are the connecting network technologies that will realize the Internet of Things; what to use and when depending of available network assets, market content demands and affordability; and it will examine the expanding choices of the technologies that will support worldwide communications for industrial IoT.

May 8, 2017 – Itron chooses CMG’s Strategy and Scenario Planning Framework and Services. Itron is a technology leader offering products and services for smart utilities, smart cities, and enterprises.  Itron’s new connectivity platform enables affordable full control and management of systems across multiple use cases.

May 1, 2017 – Energybox chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Framework and Services to advanced its commercialization. Energybox drives the idea of connecting appliances, machines, objects and gaining information towards improving efficiencies and serving sustainability goals. Energybox achieves this by monitoring and connecting electrical circuits in homes and buildings.

April 4, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to speak in a panel at OSIsoft’s Regional Summit 2017 in West Palm Beach, FL May 2 – 4, 2017.  The panel is titled “Edge vs. Cloud: Myths and Realities” and will cover all the key topics on the ongoing battle for centralized vs distributed paradigms, architectures, control and security.

March 14, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to keynote American Electric Power’s Annual Telecommunications Planning Summit.  American Electric Power (AEP) runs the largest utility telecommunications networks in the US covering 11 states serving nearly 5.4 million customers. AEP owns more than 40,000-mile electricity transmission network (the largest in the nation),more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined, and approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity.

February 21, 2017 – CMG announces updates to its Smart Buildings Framework, Big Data Framework, IoT Framework, and Cloud Computing Framework.  The updates come from over 10 engagements in 2016 and 2015 that helped improve CMG knowledge base of best practices, benefits, business models, technologies, standards, and vendor offerings.  CMG strategic plans are at the core of its customers driving the global digital transformation.

February 13, 2017 – MicroPower Global chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services.  MicroPower Global is a private company that has developed a groundbreaking form of thermoelectric technology that can convert heat directly into electricity far more efficiently than current alternatives. Unlike most thermoelectric products, MicroPower’s devices are capable of working at relatively high temperatures (250°C to 600°C), enabling their application across a vast array of different industries.

February 1, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo to keynote the 2017 EMANZ Conference & Exhibition May 23 – 24, 2017. EMANZ is the Energy Management Association of New Zealand.  The EMANZ conference is the biggest annual gathering of practising energy specialists and an excellent opportunity to showcase energy products and services. This year, the conference theme is “Disruptive Innovation” and attendees will see the newest and freshest innovations in products and services.

January 30, 2017 – CMG’s Andres Carvallo and Mani Vadari to attend and speak at Distributech in San Diego Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2017.  DistribuTECH is the leading annual electric power transmission and distribution conference & exhibition event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. Bringing together 11,300+ individuals from 78 countries, DistribuTECH offers industry professionals from electric utilities, water utilities and other municipal utilities more information and networking opportunities than any other annual T&D event.

January 16, 2017 – RealTerm Energy chooses CMG’s Strategic Planning Framework, Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services. RealTerm Energy was founded on the principle of delivering the most comprehensive, reliable and affordable LED lighting solutions available. In just three years, this philosophy has enabled us to be the market leader in Canada, where over 160 cities and towns have trusted RealTerm Energy with their transition to LED lighting. We are committed to delivering unparalleled service and exceptional value to each of our growing portfolio of clients.

January 11, 2017 – V2COM chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services. V2COM’s technology accelerates IoT project deployments and their time-to-market. V2COM’s core offerings and products serve as an operating system that removes the complexity of data protocols, sensors interfaces, security, microprocessors architecture, software application language and wireless connectivity to create seamless, device intelligence.

January 9, 2017 – LiveEarth chooses CMG’s Go-To-Market Planning Framework and Services. Live Earth combines live data feeds to keep you up to date, informed and able to make decisions quickly. Live Earth displays live weather, traffic, video feeds, moving assets, IoT sensors, public transit and more. Live Earth’s interactive timeline is as easy to use as your DVR. Simply play, pause, and rewind your data to review recent events, reconstruct incidents and correlate events from multiple sources.