Energy Metering News

  • Australia and New Zealand to Invest $6.1bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    Australia and New Zealand have among the most developed power sectors in the world and are in the process of investing in smart grid infrastructure to further improve utilities' performance. However, the region is not without its challenges as South Australia has been in the headlines recently for power shortages. The Australian state in particular can benefit from smart grid infrastructure ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report from North America`s Electricity System Operators Examines Impact of Emerging Technologies

    A report from an affiliation of independent electric grid operators concludes that the future of the North American power grid depends on effectively adding renewables to the grid, the accuracy and availability of data from "behind-the-meter" resources and coordinating these distributed energy resources at the grid operator level to preserve reliability. The report, "Emerging Technologies: How ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ProMinent at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017

    From 24 to 28 April once again the HANNOVER MESSE is the linchpin for seven leading trade fairs – Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, digital Factory, Energy ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. ProMinent will be attending and presenting a new metering system and hydraulic and peristaltic pumps at the PUMP PLAZA in hall 15 on stand G43. On the PUMP ...

  • Vectren Announces $500 Million Plan For Energy Grid Modernization

    Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) announced on Feb. 22 a robust electric infrastructure improvement strategy the company intends to undertake over the next seven years to modernize its electric grid that delivers power to more than 144,000 southwestern Indiana homes and businesses.  The electric system improvements include upgrades to portions of Vectren's network of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India to Invest $44.9bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    India's power sector is undergoing rapid transformation as the country faces steep electricity demand growth rates, plans to incorporate large-scale renewable resources, and a government eager to modernize the country. Smart grid infrastructure is seen by stakeholders as fundamental to this transformation, but until recently projects have been slow to materialize. This is now changing and with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ProMinent at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017

    From 24 to 28 April once again the HANNOVER MESSE is the linchpin for seven leading trade fairs – Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, digital Factory, Energy ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. ProMinent will be attending and presenting a new metering system and hydraulic and peristaltic pumps at the PUMP PLAZA in hall 15 on stand G43. On the PUMP ...

  • Western lawmakers vow to increase state renewable energy portfolios

    With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and limit greenhouse gas emissions. With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and ...

  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Landis+Gyr`s Smart Meters to Power Ambitious Project in Spain

    Spanish energy company Iberdrola has signed an order for the supply of more than 700,000 smart meters from Landis+Gyr, which was also chosen to provide a total of 1.5 million devices over the past six years. The newly ordered smart meters are of the latest generation and will be installed within the scope of the final phase of the STAR mass rollout, starting in 2017. By December 2018, IBERDROLA ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Richard Smith joins Inprova Energy as Director of Business Strategy

    Former Mitie director Richard Smith has been appointed Director of Business Strategy at independent energy consultancy Inprova Energy.   He joins Inprova from Mitie Technical Facilities Management, where he was Energy and Controls Director, responsible for driving energy management across the FM sector. Previously, he was Head of Multi-Site Development at Dalkia Technical ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • ComEd Launches New Anonymous Energy Data Product

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has given the green light to a proposal by ComEd that allows companies and researchers access to anonymous energy usage data in order to enable the development of new products and services that will add value to Illinois energy consumers. ComEd is one of the first utilities to offer such a program, which has the potential to spur new offerings from smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Greensmith Energy Software Selected by Oncor to Enhance Existing Microgrid

    Greensmith Energy recently announced that Oncor Electric Delivery has selected Greensmith as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas. Oncor's advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. The software upgrade and installation is considered a milestone for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Nokia Modernizes the Smart Grid To Bring Power Distribution Networks Into The IoT Era

    Nokia recently introduced the 7705 SAR-Hm, a purpose-built LTE/3G wireless router aimed at modernizing distribution networks for utilities, but with applications for other high growth vertical markets, like Smart Cities. The newest addition to the Nokia Service Routing portfolio merges IP/MPLS and LTE/3G technologies to provide utilities wireless connectivity for grid devices located ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that they were awarded a $3.24 million grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of advanced energy storage technologies to integrate high penetrations of solar energy into the electric grid in Texas. The project is a collaboration among leading-edge companies in the energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • American Electric Power Ohio`s Plan To Expand Advanced Energy Delivery System Approved

    AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, received approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to implement its gridSMART Phase 2 Plan. The plan includes the installation of 894,000 smart meters in 31 communities throughout Ohio over the next four years. In addition to smart meters, AEP Ohio will expand the use of automated equipment on its distribution system to reduce restoration ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report: Eurasia Smart Grid Market Forecast Thru 2026

    A new regional study by Northeast Group, LLC examines the smart grid market in Eurasia over the period 2016-2026.  The Eurasia region has several drivers for smart grid investment, including an initial base of smart meters already present in the region. Driven by high non-technical losses and aided by ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Frost & Sullivan: Asia Pacific To Assume Global Leadership For Clean Energy In 2017, Even Though High Growth In Smart Energy Will Remain Elusive

    Despite the global uncertainty brought about by recent events such as Brexit and policy direction of the incoming Trump administration, the outlook for energy and environment markets in 2017 is largely viewed to be balanced with a slight positive inclination. This follows a period of downward revisions to the economic growth forecasts and volatility in financial and commodities markets globally, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Home of Tomorrow Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

    Recent EnerGuide testing has shown the Home of Tomorrow, one of two homes that make up the Wilden Living Lab project, to be 52 per cent more energy efficient than a standard home constructed to today's building code. The pioneering initiative is collaborative three-year learning and research project by University of British Columbia Okanagan, Wilden developer Blenk Development Corp., AuthenTech ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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