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Re-wiring the future

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 20 October 2010

Many investors see huge opportunities in what is called 'the smart electricity grid' which cuts down the waste of energy and allows the flow to become two-way.

Dutch venture capitalist Rene Savelsberg, chief executive of S E. T. Venture Partners describes the attractions of a smart grid.

And Peter Löscher chief executive of Siemens, tells Lesley Curwen how 'a smart grid' designed by his company can save power for Abu Dhabi's new eco-city, Masdar City.

Plus, Darrell Hayslip the chief executive of Xtreme Power, describes the new batteries which can store up wind power, ready for use by the grid.

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