Meter Networks News

  • $96 Billion Is Lost Every Year To Electricity Theft

    Electricity theft and other so-called "non-technical losses" total a staggering $96 billion per year globally. This problem is crippling utilities around the world, driving up prices for paying customers and often necessitating costly government subsidies. These non-technical losses - which include theft, fraud, billing errors and other issues - are now beginning to be addressed more aggressively ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Switch2 publishes free eGuide to designing and planning heat networks

    Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide to designing and planning heat ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • DEWA Signs Agreement With Silver Spring Networks

    Silver Spring Networks recently announced that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International Limited, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring's IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency (RF) Mesh Canopy, which will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Silver Spring Networks Announces Smart Grid Deployment with AEP Ohio

    Silver Spring Networks, Inc. recently announced its selection for an innovative networking deployment for the second phase of AEP Ohio's smart grid program. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment has received regulatory approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and will enable improved energy efficiency, increased grid reliability and provide better access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How to recover costs from heat networks while ensuring residents pay fair price

    Community and district heating suppliers in the UK often struggle to manage the twin challenges of recovering investment and operational costs while ensuring low and fair pricing for residential heat customers. Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published an infographic guide to effective tariff ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Enel S.p.A. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Sign MOU on Smart Grids and Network Digitization

    Enel S.p.A. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai's public service infrastructure company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in smart grids and network digitization. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Livio Gallo, Enel's Head of Global Infrastructure and Networks, and HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. Livio Gallo, Enel's Head of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Entergy Selects Accenture to Provide Advanced Metering Solution

    Accenture recently announced that it has been selected by Entergy Services, Inc. to provide an advanced metering solution to enhance grid reliability and customer service with digital technologies. This includes more efficient billing and field maintenance, faster outage detection to bolster network reliability and greater data and analytics capabilities. Working with OMNETRIC Group, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Entergy Mississippi Lays the Foundation for Grid Modernization

    December 2, 2016 -- Entergy Mississippi has announced its plan to deploy grid modernization technologies, paving the way for a smarter energy future that will offer a wide range of benefits to customers. The company's grid modernization initiatives include upgrading to advanced meters and expanding online energy management tools for customers. The new technology includes a sophisticated ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Landis+Gyr Introduces New Network Model Validator

    December 1, 2016 -- Landis+Gyr recently announced that the company has developed the Network Model Validator, a distribution system model validation application to improve grid operations and planning. As part of the company's  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Abbotsford BC Selects SCADAWatch to Further Power Its Smart Water Network

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the company’s revolutionary  ...


    By Innovyze

  • Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase of Linky Program

    November 18, 2016 -- Itron has announced that it has been selected as a key supplier of 4.6 million G3 Linky smart meters for the second phase of the program, which will begin in early 2017 and will run through 2018. Itron has also delivered 1.5 million Linky smart meters to Enedis (formerly ERDF), an electricity distribution network operator in France, for the first phase of the program. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Silver Spring Networks Signs Development Agreement with Kamstrup

    November 16, 2016 -- Silver Spring Networks recently announced the signing of a new development agreement with Kamstrup A/S, a global supplier of intelligent metering solutions for energy and water consumption owned by Danish energy company OK. Silver Spring and Kamstrup ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Grid Solutions Chosen by Consolidated Edison for Groundbreaking Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

    October 31, 2016 -- Smart Grid Solutions has been awarded a contract by Consolidated Edison Company of NY and Orange & Rockland (O&R) Utilities, Inc., both regulated operating companies of Consolidated Edison, to install electric smart meters and gas smart modules. The contract also includes building the supporting communications network for territory-wide coverage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Next Wave Of IoT Investment to Occur in Streetlight Market

    October 25, 2016 -- The first wave of Internet of Things (IoT) investment has already occurred in the utility sector with smart grid deployments. The next wave will take place in the public outdoor street lighting market. Over the course of the next decade, cities and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Entergy Selects Honeywell For Advanced Meter Installation

    October 21, 2016 -- Honeywell has announced an advanced meter project with Entergy Services, Inc. valued at up to $250 million to help improve electricity service and reliability for the utility operating companies' customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Lakeland Electric Selects OSI`s Electra OMS for Advanced Outage Management System

    Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by Lakeland Electric to supply a state-of-the-art Outage Management System (OMS) to replace their legacy OMS system. This project will integrate advanced OMS functionality with the company's existing OSI Energy Management System and Distribution Management System, and will interface with Lakeland's various enterprise systems. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Entergy Corporation Selects Silver Spring Networks for Smart Grid Program

    Silver Spring Networks recently announced that it has been selected by Entergy Services, Inc., to support the comprehensive grid modernization program of the Entergy utility Operating Companies. Entergy will leverage Silver Spring's multi-application IPv6-based Gen5 network platform across its 114,000 square mile territory to provide two-way meter communications and near-real time telemetry for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Queensland looks to move from MiWater to MiSewer

    A local authority in Queensland is making a second attempt at commercialising its proprietary water meter data management system, and has invited expressions of interest to be submitted by 25 October. Mackay Regional Council last attempted to identify a commercialisation partner for its MiWater system in 2014, and is now looking to restart the process. Its options include seeking a joint venture ...

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