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Smart energy needs smarter regulation

by Synergy Events  (Sep. 17, 2016)

As Europe’s smart energy community looks forward to coming together at European Utility Week (EUW) 2016 in Barcelona later this year, Global Smart Grid Federation’s Ronnie Belmans looks at how energy regulation could be refocused to the benefit of the industry and consumers. A recent survey of EUW’s Advisory Board Members ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Linking water consumption smart metering with census data to improve demand management

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 10, 2015)

This study uses high-frequency water consumption data from 311 smart meters to link consumption with census data. For this purpose a well-established procedure was adopted. Results include the identification of the socio-demographic profiles associated to low, medium, medium-high and high water consumption groups and distinct daily consumption ...

UK Government publishes Smart Meter Implementation Programme Prospectus

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Aug. 2, 2010)

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Smart Series-Odor Management

by BioCycle Magazine  (Apr. 1, 2007)

Tackling odors at composting facilities is a manageable task made simpler by inventorying and treating all sources and tapping into technology advances. Perhaps one of the most difficult realities that had to be faced 15 to 20 years ago by the composting universe is that the phrase, “odor-free” - at least when it comes to composting - is probably ...

What the heck is a smart grid anyway?

by Energy Efficiency Markets LLC  (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 ...

State of the Smart Grid Business in 2013

by Memoori Business Intelligence Ltd  (Mar. 6, 2013)

Smart Grid sales across the world in the last 3 years at installed prices have grown by CAGR of approx. 35% and climbed to $36.5 billion in 2012. Given the general global economic demise during this period these figures are remarkable. However they include a steady flow of refurbishment business that has for more than 10 years incrementally ...

Smart grid: How big is big?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Jul. 23, 2009)

A Cisco executive attracted some eye rolling after commenting that smart grid could be “even bigger than the Internet.” But the statement isn’t farfetched when you think about what smart grid encompasses: a convergence of three industry giants: information technology, telecommunications and the electric grid, the world’s biggest machine. A report ...

Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 28, 2015)

With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time ...

Smart metering use cases to increase water and energy efficiency in water supply systems

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Efficient water and energy use in water distribution systems is being limited by the lack of sufficient data about water and related energy consumption. Therefore, it is crucial to provide updated and continuous feedback information to water users. This paper describes relevant use cases to improve efficient water use and related energy ...

Adding Big Data and Analytics to the Smart Building Equation

by Memoori Business Intelligence Ltd  (Jan. 21, 2013)

Continuing our series of articles on Innovation we talked to Dave Bartlett, Vice President, IBM Smarter Physical Infrastructure, about IBM’s vision for the Smart Building market and the key emerging technologies. There seem to be many definitions of ‘Smart’ Buildings. How do you define ‘Smart’ and what is IBM’s ...

Northeast US a smart energy testing ground

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Aug. 19, 2010)

By Elisa Wood August 19, 2010   Ben Franklin’s saying, “Out of adversity comes opportunity” seems to characterize the energy sector in US Northeast. Electricity rates are among the nation’s highest. Population density leaves scant room for new power plants and transmission lines.  And the region has little ...

Smart grid and stupid buildings: Can this marriage survive?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Aug. 20, 2009)

Smart grid is still in its honeymoon phase. Hardly a day goes by without fanfare in the news about how it will reform building energy use. Maybe so. But for the marriage of smart grid and US buildings to work, someone's got to change. Is the stupid building up to the task? “Wiring the Smart Grid for Energy Efficiency,' a white paper by ...

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