UK Government publishes Smart Meter Implementation Programme Prospectus, reports Envido.
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Switch2 Energy is shortlisted for trio of awards for excellence in district heating
Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for a trio of energy industry awards for its smart metering technology that is helping to decarbonise heat networks and cut costs for customers. The company has reached the finals of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Awards in the Innovation and Customer Engagement categories, and is also shortlisted for Commercial Heating Product of the Year in the HVR Awards.
Smart energy needs smarter regulation
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 revealed that almost 70 per cent of them thought that energy policy and regulation were the biggest blockers to achieving a new energy future. I’m not surprised that...
District heating points way forward for energy prepayment revolution
Ofgem, which has called energy prepayment the option of `last resort`, has announced a price cap for customers until the roll-out of smart meters in 2020. But smart metering is already being widely used in the district heating sector, where it is revolutionising prepayment and reducing energy bills. Customer friendly smart meters are fast making prepayment the first choice option for thousands of residents connected to community heating schemes. Technology from metering and billing specialist Switch2 Energy is...
Advancing household water-use feedback to inform customer behaviour for sustainable urban water
Sustainable water management is increasingly essential in an age characterised by rapid population growth, urban and industrial development and climate change. Opportunities to promote conservation and water-use efficiencies remain attractive in directly reducing water demand. Smart water metering and the provision of detailed water-use feedback to consumers present exciting new opportunities for improved urban water management. This paper explores two smart water metering trials in New South Wales, Australia,...
Linking water consumption smart metering with census data to improve demand management
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 patterns in terms of the period of the day with maximum consumption: (i) morning period, (ii) morning and lunch period, (iii) dinner period. The main socio-demographic...