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  • Bruel & Kjaer’s totally un-PC domestic noise monitors

    Leading sound and vibration expert, Bruel & Kjaer UK has launched a ‘PC-less’ version of its domestic noise monitoring systems, MATRON-3 and MATRON-Light, to help local authorities avoid the resources drain of IT support. Many businesses and councils use external IT support teams, but each visit to install software costs money and is likely to entail management approval, which is time ...

  • Smart Metering Forum

    It’s a great pleasure to be here at the Smart Metering Forum event this afternoon. This is the third time that I have been invited to speak at this event. It’s good to be back and to recognise a number of familiar faces. The range of expertise assembled in the room today is a testament to the importance attached to the Smart Metering Programme. I know that you have already ...

  • Call for support on smart meters

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for more support from the government when rolling out smart meters next year. Smart meters provide data on energy usage in real-time offering the opportunity to monitor and reduce energy usage; making it easier to assess alternative tariff structures and potentially switch to a better contract. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Speech to the Smart Metering Forum

    Introduction I am very pleased to have been asked to speak this morning. The range of expertise assembled in the room today is a testament to the importance of the smart meter programme. By working together to deliver the technologies we require and through engagement with consumers, we will ensure that the roll-out is successful and delivers important benefits to households and ...

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Market in Smart Grid for Electric Power, 2012 - Market Size, Vendor Landscape and Outlook to 2020

    Government support for energy efficiency boosts the market for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), according to a new report titled “Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Market in Smart Grid for Electric Power, 2012 - Market Size, Vendor Landscape and Outlook to 2020”. This new research argues that increasing smart meter deployment and pioneering new technologies will ...


  • Recycling Lives and E.ON find a future for redundant meters

    Energy company E.ON has joined leading commercial recycler and social welfare charity Recycling Lives to reuse or recycle up to 1.5 million old gas and electricity meters. The contract, which initially runs for two years, will see Recycling Lives sorting old gas and electricity meters that will be removed from homes when they reach the end of their lives or are replaced by newer versions. Any ...


    By Recycling Lives Ltd

  • Smart meters enable the two-way flow of electricity

    The worldwide economy may be riding something of a roller coaster, but according to the Vancouver-based GLOBE Foundation, companies that can provide clean technologies and solutions will prosper. In their report Securing the Workplace ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FLIR Releases Premium Imaging Moisture Meter and World`s First Thermal Imaging Clamp Meter

    FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the release of two test & measurement instruments featuring FLIR's exclusive Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM(TM)) technology, the CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter and the MR176 Imaging Moisture Meter Plus. Powered by FLIR's Lepton(R) thermal camera core, both instruments help professionals quickly locate hidden problems ...


    By FLIR Systems Inc.

  • XZERES Acquires Rochester Power Saver, Inc., a Profitable Power Management and Power Efficiency Products Company

    XZERES Wind Corporation (OTCBB: XWND), designer, developer and producer of distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind market (2.5kW-100kW), today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Rochester Power Saver Inc. This acquisition, in the form of an asset purchase, expands XZERES' product offering beyond small wind power generation into the realm of power ...


    By XZERES Wind

  • What are the implications of Smart Meters and Smart Grids for my organisation?

    September 13 2010 - The Digital Communications and Modern Build Environment Knowledge Transfer Networks are sponsoring a series of FREE seminars on the implications of smart meters and smart grids. The next seminar will take place on September 21 at Teacher Hall in Glasgow. Details of the event and an agenda are available at: http://tinyurl.com/35edem7  Free ...


  • E.ON Selects Itron Smart Meters for Its Energy Use Pilot Program

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today it will supply E.ON, one of the largest utility companies in Hungary, with more than 7,600 smart meters for business and residential customers across the country. The deployment will begin later this month and is an expansion of an initial gas and electric meter pilot that is currently underway. Its general packet radio service ...


    By Itron Inc

  • The rooftop power station that’s saving £16,500 a month!

    It’s been dubbed “The ultimate rooftop power station”, producing enough electricity to look after the needs of 60 houses. This huge installation, with its latest phase completed Friday May 3rd, is one of the largest factory solar panel projects in the UK, saving Great Barr, West Midlands extrusions company Selecta Systems, £16,500 a month in electricity bills. It ...


    By A1 Solar UK Limited

  • Power industry blackout risk alert on the rise

    Gas wins globally in race to meet energy demand, but won't be a 'game changer' Blackout fears rise in Europe and North America but ease in developing markets Fuel poverty concerns increase for power industry Industry predicted fossil fuel energy mix by 2030 falls well short of climate change goals These are some of the sobering observations of the latest PwC ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone

    100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.  It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It only needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. Half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed ...


    By WindEurope

  • Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

    Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind ...


    By Associated Press

  • ReportsnReports - Biogas Power in Japan, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles

    Biogas Power in Japan, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles  Biogas Power in Japan, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles - "Biogas ...


  • UK energy regulator fines National Grid GBP 41.6m for gas metering breaches

    UK energy regulator Ofgem has fined National Grid £41.6 million for a breach of competition law that restricted the development of competition in the domestic gas meter market. The decision demonstrates Ofgem’s commitment to taking action where there is evidence that a company has acted in a way that restricts competition and harms customers. Ofgem’s Chairman, Sir John Mogg, said: “Ofgem has ...


    By Ofgem

  • Infrax (IFXY) Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Southern Power & Controls

    INFRAX SYSTEMS, Inc. (OTCBB: IFXY), a global provider of unified Smart Grid-related products and services for the Energy and Utility industries, announced today that they have executed the definitive agreement to complete the purchase of Tampa, Florida-based Southern Power & Controls Corporation (SP&C). The acquisition signifies Infrax's next step towards securing the energy grid by adding ...


    By Marketwire

  • Could small-scale power units affect the balance of electricity supply?

    Small-scale solar power, wind energy and combined heat and power (CHP) generation units offer clear environmental benefits, but large-scale development of such microgeneration options could change electricity system dynamics. A recent study identifies how the Dutch electricity balancing market could be better adapted to absorbing large amounts of microgeneration. There are concerns that the ...

  • Sewage plant or power house - new technology turns sewage into energy

    Penn State researchers have developed technology that combines bacterial degradation of waste water with energy extracted from the salt-water fresh-water gradient to produce power anywhere. Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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