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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 ...

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 ...

Keeping Everything Flowing - How process technology from ProMinent secures optimal flow for industry

by ProMinent Group - ProMinent GmbH  (Jun. 15, 2015)

Do you know about the flow? That warm and fuzzy feeling when everything is running perfectly? Transferred to the field of process technology, this ideal condition has been reached when all components within a processing plant interact perfectly with one another, when processes are executed efficiently, safely and economically and the system is ...

Beyond the Tesla Powerwall: How energy storage is shaping up in Ontario - How energy storage changes everything

by Green Energy Futures  (Jun. 20, 2015)

There are not many entrepreneurs who can command a room like Elon Musk. When he stepped onto a stage in May to unveil the Powerwall the audience oohed and ahhed and dutifully pre-ordered more than 38,000 of Tesla’s new home battery systems. And while Tesla gets the headlines other energy storage ...

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, ...

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 ...

Why we need to get enthusiastic about smart energy meters

by Business  (Mar. 13, 2015)

The national rollout of smart energy meter systems will give power back to consumers while helping to create a sustainable energy future - but only if the technology is adopted enthusiastically. Paul Rafis explains why we need to promote a culture of proactivity to make the smart meter project successful.   The fight for energy ...

UK Government publishes Smart Meter Implementation Programme Prospectus

by Envido Ltd  (Aug. 2, 2010)

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

Integrating information security requirements in critical infrastructures: smart metering case

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 21, 2010)

In recent years, critical infrastructures have witnessed rapid developments in the way their services are being implemented and delivered to consumers; this was instigated by the adaptation of the latest technologies in Information Technology (IT). Despite the evident advantages of such transformation, this lead to the emergence of new challenges ...

A new approach to improve water loss control using smart metering data

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 6, 2014)

The control of water losses is a major concern in the sustainability of urban water utilities and in promoting the efficient use of this natural resource. Recent advances in telemetry technology provide high-resolution consumption data at the consumer level, allowing for a remarkable knowledge improvement on the different water balance ...

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