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  • Wisconsin Public Service Selects Landis+Gyr for Electric and Gas AMI Deployment

    Landis+Gyr has been selected by Wisconsin Public Service Company (WPS) to provide a multi-purpose Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) network platform for advanced metering and grid modernization. The project includes deployment of Landis+Gyr’s RF mesh network technology, 450,000 FOCUS AX-SD electric meters and about 326,000 two-way gas modules under a managed services ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FERC Issues Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff’s eleventh annual report on demand response and advanced metering is required by section 1252(e)(3) of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). Issued in December 2016,  it is based on publicly-available information and discussions with market participants and industry experts. Based on the information reviewed, the report finds ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ravalli Electric to Take Metering Infrastructure to New Heights with Sensus

    When the power goes out in the mountains of rural Montana, Joe Smith and the staff at Ravalli Electric Co-op (REC) can sometimes go for weeks without hearing about it. With an aging advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system that creates challenges in communicating with the electricity meters in these remote locations, Smith's hands are often tied. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Survalent Helps Mid-Ohio Energy Achieve 64% Reduction in Outage Time

    Survalent, a leading provider of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), recenty announced that Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative has reduced outage time by almost two-thirds since adopting SurvalentONE SCADA and OMS applications. Mid-Ohio Energy is a not-for-profit, customer-owned electric utility serving residential and commercial customers throughout central Ohio. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • North America to Dominate the Global Market for Smart Water Grid

    According to the latest study by Future Market Insights (FMI), the global smart water grid market is likely to witness robust growth during the 2017 – 2026 forecast period. Registering 18.8% CAGR, the market is projected to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energetik selects Switch2 customer services and smart metering for Enfield heat networks

    Energetik, Enfield Council's local energy company, has selected Switch2 Energy to provide customer support and smart metering for its low carbon community heat networks. Switch2 will provide repairs and maintenance; along with heat metering and billing. As part of Energetik's customer first approach, Switch 2 will offer  rapid response times, ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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