Energy Metering News

  • Aclara to Acquire a Majority Interest in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Company

    Aclara has acquired GE's majority equity position in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Co., Inc. (GEPMICI), the market leader for electric meters in the Philippines. GEPMICI is a joint venture between GE and Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest electric distribution company in the Philippines. As a result of the acquisition, Aclara will own a majority ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Trilliant Networks and Stark Finalize Deal for SMETS1 Solution Throughout the United Kingdom

    Trilliant Networks, provider of the most widely used AMI solutions in the UK, and Stark, a leading independent energy data and services provider, finalized a deal enabling the delivery of a SMETS1 solution leveraging Trilliant's Smart Metering System Operator (SMSO) platform for energy retailers to meet their SMIP obligations throughout the United Kingdom. Trilliant Network's Smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Switch2 Energy recognised for decade of customer excellence

    Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for the Customer Engagement Project of the Decade Award by The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). Switch2 Energy provides an end-to-end service to the district and community heating sector – supplying 70,000 residents and 180 clients across 500 heat networks. Kirsty ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Ameren Illinois Launches Voltage Optimization Project in Partnership with DVI

    This week, Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a subsidiary of Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and leader in Volt/VAR optimization, or "VVO" solutions, announced that it has been selected by Ameren Illinois to partner in the energy company's grid modernization and ongoing customer-focused energy efficiency efforts. "Illinois' innovative energy policy is clearing a path to build a smarter, more resilient grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Liquid Ultrasonic Flowmeter has Apps and is Optimized for Thermal Energy/BTU Measurement

    Sierra Instruments is proud to introduce its new InnovaSonic® 207i transit-time ultrasonic liquid flow meter with thermal energy/BTU capability for superior flow measurement.  Designed, built and calibrated by Sierra in Monterey, California, for non-intrusive liquid flow metering, and optimized for thermal energy/BTU measurement, the  ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • My Switch2 online service puts community heating customers in control

    The easy-to-use My Switch2 online portal provides residents with complete visibility of their account and enables them to make payments online. It is available to both credit billing customers and pay-as you-go customers using Switch2's G6 and Incontro smart meters. Kirsty Lambert, Director of Switch2 Energy, said "The My Switch2 portal  is accessible to all customers. By giving ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Are printable solar panels the future of solar power?

    "Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy," said Johnny Lieu at Mashable​. But new superthin, printable solar panels could bring the price of rooftop solar power down dramatically. Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia are testing solar cells that use electronic inks ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • Now Measure ALL Flow Energy In Your Facility — One Family — Three Metering Technologies

    Facilities managers at large facilities often have the challenging task of managing all the flow energy in their facility with the mandate from upper management to save money on energy costs. To accomplish this goal, it’s critical to get accurate flow measurement data of the flow energy in your facility such as: natural gas, compressed air, steam, chilled and hot water. The ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Making Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter Installation Easier

    Ultrasonic transit-time flow meter technology is becoming one of the most adopted technologies for accurate liquid and energy/BTU measurement. Although a major benefit of the technology is that it is non-invasive and can be clamped to the outside of the pipe, an inherent challenge with ultrasonic clamp on liquid flow meters is finding the best location to measure the liquid. This means ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Aclara and Enbala Form Strategic Alliance

    Aclara Technologies and Enbala Power Networks announce a new strategic alliance through which Aclara adds Enbala's Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology to Aclara's utility solution suite. Aclara is a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities. Enbala is a world-leading VPP and distributed energy resource management software company. Enbala's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

    Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid. That is one of the key findings of a new case study from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Black & Veatch, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report Examines Future of Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS) Market

    The global demand response management system (DRMS) market size is expected to reach USD 35.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The integration of demand response (DR) with smart grids and the rising awareness and adoption of automated DRMS by utilities and customers are believed to be the key ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Switch2 Energy crowned `Supplier of the Year` in Housing Excellence Awards

    The judging panel of housing specialists were impressed by Switch2's customer service and resident engagement, and its commitment to tackling fuel poverty and addressing the needs of vulnerable residents connected to heat networks. Awards judge Mary-Kathryn Rallings Adams, Deputy CEO of housing innovation agency HACT, said: "We were really impressed with Switch2's focus on fuel poverty ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • In Mexico City, Veolia will build and operate the first Waste to Energy facility in Latin America

    Veolia, through its subsidiary Proactiva Medio Ambiente Mexico S.A. de C.V., has won the public call for tenders published by the government of Mexico City and just signed the contract to design, build, and operate the first waste to energy facility in Latin America. With a capacity twice that of the largest facility in France, this unit will treat around 1.6 million metric tons of household ...


    By Veolia

  • Ameren Unveils One of North America`s Most Advanced Distributed Energy Resource Facilities

    As part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation recently announced completion of one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren's Technology Applications Center (TAC) adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois, is one of the only ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Introducing our new InnovaSonic 207i Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter

    For Liquid Flow Metering, Optimized for Thermal Energy/ BTU Sierra is proud to announce the new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic liquid flow meter with thermal energy/BTU capability.  Designed, built and calibrated by Sierra in Monterey, California for non-intrusive liquid flow metering, and optimized for thermal energy/BTU measurement, the 207i transit-time ultrasonic flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Customer And Retail Electric Choices Are Changing Role Of Investor-Owned Utilities and Regulation in California

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission have published a staff white paper assessing how impact of technology driven consumer electricity choices are changing California's retail electric market. The white paper is a pre-cursor to the CPUC and California Energy Commission's En Banc on Consumer and Retail Energy Choice, scheduled for May 19, 2017, in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Switch2 Energy is shortlisted for two Housing Excellence awards

    Community and district heating specialists  Switch2 Energy has reached the finals of the prestigious Housing Excellence Awards – in the 'Supplier of the Year' and 'Best App/Online Tool' categories. Judges have recognised Switch2's 35-year track record of delivering lower carbon, more affordable ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Seattle City Light Selects Landis+Gyr for Advanced Grid Analytics

    Landis+Gyr recently announced that Seattle City Light is deploying the company's advanced grid analytics (AGA) platform to support the utility's grid modernization program. Landis+Gyr's advanced grid analytics suite is designed to provide a big data platform with applications that utilize data from advanced meters, grid sensors, GIS and other sources to provide actionable information ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Alectra Study Identifies Residential Solar Storage Potential

    Alectra Inc., with the support of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has completed a feasibility study for mass adoption of the utility's residential solar storage pilot, POWER.HOUSE, in Southern York Region. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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