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  • Enel and Rosseti Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Innovative Smart Grid Solutions

    Enel S.p.A. and Rosseti, the national operator of energy networks in Russia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in innovative smart grid solutions. The agreement was signed in the framework of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) by Francesco Starace, Enel's CEO and General Manager, and Oleg Budargin, General Director of Rosseti. "This ...


    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

  • $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

  • World's Largest Intelligent Grid Deployment Reaches New Milestone

    Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced that the grid modernization project underway at Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has surpassed 10 million advanced meters and devices installed and communicating on the world's largest IoT utility network. In doing so, this complex project has now reached a breadth and deployment pace which is unparalleled ...


    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

  • ComEd: Smart Grid Program Delivering on Promises

    ComEd reported this week (4/6) to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that infrastructure programs authorized under the Smart Grid Law are on schedule, with some of the major projects being completed in June, and delivering on promises as the program has reduced the frequency and duration of service interruptions by 44 and 48 percent, respectively. ComEd's 2017 update to its Infrastructure ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Solar Light Company, Inc. aids in cancer prevention research with the Solarmeter Model 6.5 UV Index Meter

    Over the past several decades, Solar Light Company, Inc. has emerged as one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of radiometers, UV meters, precision light sources, and many other products. Our customers continuously use our products to find solutions to problems and make amazing technological, scientific, and medical advancements. Specifically, we’re proud that many of the products we ...


    By Solar Light

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Report: Emerging Markets Smart Grid Outlook

    Northeast Group's Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2017 is the sixth edition of its annual emerging markets smart grid overview. The study looks ahead over the next decade to project where smart grid infrastructure investment will occur in developing countries. To-date, most smart grid investment has been concentrated in developed countries. This mainly includes countries in North ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • eMotorWerks and Nayax Partner to Deliver Smart-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Recognizing the need for affordable, smart-grid enabled charging options with flexible payment methods for EV charging, eMotorWerks has teamed with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, for the development of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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