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New Energy Smart Meter Rules Approved

by ENMAT Monitoring and Targeting - Envantage Ltd  (May 17, 2013)

Ofgem has approved new industry rules designed to “protect and empower” domestic and business energy consumers. The code, ...

Supporting sustainability through smart infrastructures: the case for the city of Amsterdam

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 11, 2012)

With more than half the world's population living in densely populated cities, cities are the best platform to share energy, ideas and enthusiasm to build a movement towards a more sustainable future, enabled by a new generation of grids. Some of the key questions are how to create initiatives with substantial impact to reach sustainable energy ...

Using smart meters to identify social and technological impacts on residential water consumption

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 1, 2011)

Studies have shown that householders' perceptions of their water use are often not well matched with their actual water use. There has been less research, however, investigating whether this bias is related to specific types of end use and/or specific types of socio-demographic and socio-demographic household profiles. A high resolution smart ...

Smart meters: Truly a cure for energy blindness?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Jul. 1, 2010)

And now for a dose of reality.   No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more.   Smart meters will even cure ...

Is the United Kingdom Ready for Smart Metering?

by Severn Trent Services, Inc  (Jan. 1, 2006)

Every time Britain has a dry summer, public interest in water metering increases until it rains in August. Then, metering once again becomes an afterthought. However, the lobby to have better control of water demand is strengthening, reinforced by Article 9 of the European Water Framework Directive which requires Member States to develop ...

SmartMeter™ Case Study: Tinley Park, Illinois

by Severn Trent Services, Inc  (Oct. 24, 2007)

A few years after the initial SmartMeters were installed, the village needed to have the remaining meters replaced.Rather than make a snap decision, village officals decided to undertake a detailed cost benefit analysis to determinethe best solution.This consisted of two steps: a theoretical calculation of the loss of revenue from the ...

Your electric meter: A villain or hero?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Feb. 23, 2011)

Before energy became a hot topic, no one cared about the electric meter.  It was the box on the house we all ignored except the guy from the utility who dodged the barking dogs to take a reading from it once in awhile. It is a sign of our times that this box now inspires enough emotion for people to take to the streets. Protesters gathered ...

What the heck is a smart grid anyway?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Aug. 27, 2009)

You know the old adage, ‘Never talk about politics or religion in polite company’? I’m beginning to think we need to add a third restraint, one against debate over the meaning of smart grid.Okay, it’s not exactly a dinnertime topic. But I’ve discovered in gatherings of energy nerds (I’m one), discussion can become fairly heated over what ...

Smartest smart meter: The gasoline pump?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Mar. 18, 2010)

Americans do many things well. These things do not include sacrifice of creature comforts. So it came as a surprise to see US Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash) suggest we can avert 20% of our energy use if we take short “military showers” over 20 weeks.  Who the heck is going to do that? We already know from Jimmy Carter-era energy policies that ...

UK Government publishes Smart Meter Implementation Programme Prospectus

by Envido Ltd  (Aug. 2, 2010)

UK Government publishes Smart Meter Implementation Programme Prospectus, reports ...

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