Smart Meters News

  • Smart Cities Market Finally Arrives With $64bn Streetlight Opportunity

    In the past few years, smart streetlights have progressed from a nascent market to established early deployments of smart city infrastructure. Cities have embraced the technology and diverse vendors have entered the market, increasing the momentum for smart cities. Over the next decade, the vast majority of streetlights will be converted to LEDs, while 29% will be networked to become "smart," ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens and Omnetric Help Con Edison Begin Smart Meter Operation in New York

    Con Edison Company of New York and Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), both regulated operating companies of Consolidated Edison, Inc., have begun their advanced metering rollout after the successful initial implementation of Siemens EnergyIP meter data management software. The software solution was implemented by Omnetric Group, the Siemens and Accenture technology services company, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Inprova Energy helps Cameron House to check in with Anglian Water Business

    Cameron House, the five star luxury golf and spa retreat on the banks of Loch Lomond, has switched its water supply to Anglian Water Business as part of a drive to build on its environmental goals with reduced water consumption. The four-year deal was brokered by third party intermediary Inprova Energy. It has enabled Cameron House to secure an improved rate for water and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • 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

  • EPCOR Completes Advanced Metering Deployment in Edmonton

    Landis+Gyr announced completion of an innovative multi-year grid modernization project with EPCOR that included deployment of the Gridstream® AMI solution for advanced metering infrastructure and grid management in Edmonton, Alberta. EPCOR provides electric service to nearly 395,000 residential and commercial customers in their Edmonton service territory. Landis+Gyr's network ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • $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

  • Huawei Releases eLTE SmartGrid Solution to Promote the Digital Transformation of Electric Companies

    Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, released its eLTE SmartGrid solution at Hannover MESSE 2017. The wireless smart grid solution is designed to accelerate the digital transformation of electric power companies. The eLTE SmartGrid solution leverages 4.5G cellular wireless communication technology to deliver three benefits: ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Siemens and SAP to Offer Meter Data Management

    Siemens and SAP have signed a global reseller agreement through which SAP will globally resell Siemens' meter data management solution, EnergyIP. The cooperative effort is intended to address multiple digital end-to-end business scenarios for energy and utility clients worldwide. The solution will be available directly from SAP, and will be marketed under the name, SAP Meter Data Management by ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Grants of up to £10,000 available for businesses, charities and schools that install solar PV or LED lighting

    Grants Available Energy providers recently incurred large fines for failing to provide smart meters to their customers. The Carbon Trust is using some of this money to help businesses fund energy efficiency measures, through accredited installers like SunGift. Grants are up to £10,000, 30% of the cost of the project or 30% of five times the system’s year one projected ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • 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

  • Statkraft Ventures and ETF Partners Invest USD 5 million in Smart Meter Software Provider Greenbird

    Statkraft Ventures, with participation of ETF Partners, led the USD 5.0 million investment into the European smart meter software company Greenbird Integration Technology AS. Greenbird is a software vendor and IT integration specialist based in Norway. The company has served utilities representing more than 80 % of the Norwegian market, and it is continuing to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Siemens Software To Manage Smart Meter Data For Spanish Power Utility

    November 16, 2016 -- Siemens' EnergyIP Smart Grid application platform soon will start to manage the power consumption data of smart meters installed in the network of the Spanish power utility Viesgo, replacing its previous data acquisition system. EnergyIP gathers, processes, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Over A Quarter Million Landis+Gyr Smart Meters For Austria

    November 10, 2016 --  Landis+Gyr announced recently that it will supply a consortium led by Austrian utility Energie Steiermark with 330,000 smart meters. The meters will be rolled out to residential end-consumers in the country's southern state of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Meet us at the European Utility Week 2016

    15th – 17th November 2016, Bacelona | Spain 20 years of IZAR RADIO: celebrate with us! The development of our own radio technology twenty years ago created a whole new market. Today, IZAR radio technology is a core component of all system solutions from Diehl Metering. Thanks to this in-house innovation, we have been able to read meters reliably via radio ...


    By Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG

  • 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

  • Introducing vPro2 – The Smart Metering & Billing Solution

    Vital Energi are pleased to announce the next generation of smart metering and billing technology with the introduction of their new vPro2 solution. The new technology, which is already being installed at 4 developments, can remotely switch between Pay As You Go and Credit Billing modes and comes with a feature-rich, wireless In-Home Display designed to give the end user the information they need ...


    By Vital Energi

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