An annual survey shows tech-savvy customers are more interested in saving energy than the general public.
A $100 million data center in Pueblo is expected to add up to 50 megawatts of new load for Black Hills Energy.
A Federal Communications Commission proposal would expand Wi-Fi traffic to part of the spectrum used by utilities.
As utilities deploy smart grid technology, more are also investing in telecom infrastructure to transmit data.
Smart Grid for Schools helped teach smart grid concepts to more than 16,000 students at 73 schools last year.