Utility Meters News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wi-SUN Alliance Report Finds Concerns Over IoT Security, Lack Of Funding and Commitment

    A new report by the Wi-SUN Alliance, a global member-based association driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart utilities and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, shows that half of organizations investing in IoT initiatives already have a fully implemented strategy in place, while more than a third (36%) have a partially implemented ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Path to Sustainability: Technology and the Modern Utility

    Today's utility industry is changing rapidly. Energy efficiency, renewable and distributed energy resources, new energy markets and high demand costs are putting great pressure on utilities to find ways to be sustainable. A case in point: in 2016, MGM Resorts International announced it would no longer purchase electricity from Nevada Power, the Silver State's largest utility. Instead, the casino ...


    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

  • Aclara and Enbala Form Strategic Alliance

    Aclara Technologies and Enbala Power Networks announce a new strategic alliance through which Aclara adds Enbala's Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology to Aclara's utility solution suite. Aclara is a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities. Enbala is a world-leading VPP and distributed energy resource management software company. Enbala's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Introducing the New DT640 Utility Crawler

    Deep Trekker™ has added to its fleet of portable, robust underwater drone robots;  the DT640 Utility Crawler – designed to perform a multitude of underwater tasks. From the start, Deep Trekker™ has always collaborated with clients to build affordable products to perform underwater inspections over various ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • $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

  • Illinois Commerce Commission Initiates NextGrid Utility of the Future Study

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has launched its consideration of the utility of the future, announcing NextGrid -- a statewide collaborative to transform Illinois' energy landscape and economy. Convened by the Commission and led by an outside, expert facilitator, NextGrid is an approximately eighteen-month consumer-focused and collaborative study. In addition to identifying ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UD kicks off 2017 with move into water market

    UD Group has marked its entry into the water utilities market with the announcement of a landmark deal with Water Plus, the UK’s largest business water retailer. Water Plus was founded in 2016 as the result of a merger between United Utilities and Severn Trent’s B2B divisions. Water Plus will provide a variety of services including billing, meter reading, account management, water ...

  • 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

  • African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future

    “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the fast development of energy storage, renewable energy is becoming cheaper, gas that is an increasingly attractive  mode of ...

  • 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

  • Xylem executives participate in 2016 American Water Summit

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) executives are participating in the 2016 American Water Summit from December 5 – 7 in Miami, Florida. Xylem Vice President of Strategy and Business Development ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

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