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April 9, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Cantwell: Smart grid “mother of all markets”

Speaking at today’s Washington Innovation Summit in Bellevue, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said the Bonneville Power Administration will announce in a few weeks that money’s available for smart grid demonstration projects in the Northwest.

Landing a regional demonstration “gives us a leg up competing for federal matching funds,” she said.

“I believe energy is the mother of all markets – it is a $6 trillion opportunity,” she said, adding for comparison that the Internet was a $1 trillion opportunity.

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