IBM sees strong market potential for "smart grid" power distribution systems in China as the country seeks ways to use energy more efficiently.
Technology giants including Google, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft are investing heavily in smart grids, intelligent power-distribution systems designed to be more responsive and interactive than today's traditional power grids.
In terms of countries, China, the world's biggest greenhouse-gas emitter, is investing the most. Beijing plans to invest $7.3 billion in smart-grid projects in 2010, more than the United States, according to Zpryme, a market research firm in Austin, Texas.
China is far … Read more