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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Why we need to get enthusiastic about smart energy meters

by Business Gas.com  (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 ...

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 ...

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 Grids – The Governmental Approach

by GDS International  (May 20, 2010)

Scott Blake Harris is the General Council for the US Department of Energy, and has recently spoken out at the NGU US summit (hosted by GDS International).   He was nominated in the position by President Barack Obama in March 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2009.  He focused his address on the $4 billion ...

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