[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Fujitsu Laboratories of America is starting a collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) around smart grid energy management. As part of the project, Fujitsu’s security and ad hoc communications technology will be deployed at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls to monitor building power consumption and generate data on energy utilization. The joint research collaboration will use this data as a baseline and extrapolate it to measure efficiency and security of wider smart grid deployments.

Under the collaboration, Fujitsu will contribute advanced security and cloud services technology, and WisReed, an autonomous distributed network technology that enables the automatic construction of a network.