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  • 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

  • Smart Metering: maximising the technology

    Introduction I would like to start by thanking Intellect UK for organising this event and bringing us all together to discuss this important agenda. This autumn we have seen energy bills climb up the political agenda. The main drivers of rising energy prices in recent years have been the increasing wholesale energy costs and the need of course to upgrade our network ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Smart meters: are they a cure for energy blindness?

    No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more. Smart meters will even cure the blind. The energy blind that is. "It can be difficult to separate the hype from legitimate ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Award of Smart Meters DCC Licence

    Four companies have signed contracts to establish and operate the Data and Communications Company (DCC) providing the shared infrastructure needed for energy suppliers to roll out 53 million electricity and gas smart meters by 2020. I am pleased to announce that four companies have signed contracts to establish and operate the Data and Communications Company (DCC) providing the shared ...

  • Key milestone for smart meters rollout

    Plans for the installation of smart meters for millions of homes and businesses in Great Britain took a step forward today with the publication of Government decisions on rules for consumer engagement, privacy, and security. Energy and Climate Change Minister Baroness Verma said: “The introduction of smart meters nationwide is of course an enormous challenge, representing a vast upgrade of ...

  • Smart meters and AMR technology in Mexico

    Direccion de Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Saneamiento de Ciudad Valles, Mexico (DAPA), is upgrading its current Elster water metering base with Elster's V-110 volumetric smart meters, as well as Elster's CoronisWaveflow and Waveport smart metering solutions with automatic meter reading (AMR) capabilities. DAPA is a water and ...

  • Innovyze Releases DemandAnalyst, Providing Complete, Detailed, Real-Time Water Demand Patterns to Power Smart Water Networks and Minimize Unaccounted-for Water

    Expanding the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of DemandAnalyst. This revolutionary water demand analysis software changes the way water utilities ...


    By Innovyze

  • Smart Meters do lead to energy use reductions

    Recent smart grid policy initiatives in the United States and the E.U. have led to large-scale research projects on the impact of real-time feedback technologies that leverage data provided by smart meters. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released Results from Recent Real-Time Feedback ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Examining the Business Case and Value of Smart Meters and the Smart Grid

    As smart grid buildout moves forward, stakeholders are keen to see concrete results from their investments to date. Regulators and utility executives are looking to justify their investment commitment and indentify new applications that will lead to greater benefit for the consumer. New business models and opportunities are arising from the data being generated by AMI, and utilities are only ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mouchel to lead water industry review of ‘smart’ metering

    Consulting and business services group Mouchel has been appointed by UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) to lead an industry-wide review in to smart metering. The Government has recently announced its smart meter initiative for the energy sector and confirmed the target of universal smart metering across the UK by 2020. Energy suppliers face challenging efficiency and carbon targets and increasing ...


    By Mouchel Limited

  • Smart Metering Moves Towards a Sustainable Future

    Implementing sustainable energy infrastructure is a global concern. Smart Meters contribute positively to this initiative by helping customers to map and reduce their energy consumption. Real-time energy monitoring helps energy suppliers to become more accurate in dealing with supply and demand, and, as a result, more efficient in generating clean, green power. Commitment ...


    By Centrica

  • One Third of U.S. Households Have Smart Meters - Yet Not Smart Rates

    "As of May 2012, the Institute for Electric Efficiency (IEE), found that almost one-in-three households [in the U.S.] now have a smart meter. This is up from about one-in-four households in September 2011. By mid-decade, IEE projects that more than half the households in the country will have a smart meter." -- IEE, May 18, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...


  • State-of-the Art Smart Meter Puts the Customer in Control

    The next generation of smart meter technology has now been launched by British Gas to give customers greater visibility of their energy usage. The latest digital touch-screen display means that rather than wait for your electricity bill to land on your doorstep to see how much energy you have used, you can now track your consumption - not only over months and weeks, but also over days and hours. ...


    By Centrica

  • Do ‘smart’ meters really change energy use?

    The Government’s £11bn plans to have energy smart meters installed in every home by 2020 to reduce consumption may not have much effect, as people tend to ignore them after a while, according to new research presented today to the international conference in London of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). By showing information on in-home visual displays, smart meters allow ...

  • You've Deployed Smart Meters. Now What?

    Smart meters provide the opportunity for utilities to better match power generation and consumption. On one hand, the data smart meters generate can be invaluable in reaching this goal. On the other hand, utilities are struggling to handle the huge quantities of data generated because traditional analysis tools were not designed to handle this volume, and are not able to meet the near-real-time ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Charles Hendry speech to the Smart Metering Forum

    Taking the Foundation Stage forward: an update on the government’s plans for the Smart Metering Implementation Programme Grateful to Richard for his introduction. I am very pleased to be here this morning. I spoke at this Forum last year, so my invitation today provides an opportunity to look back on the efforts we have made over the last 12 months, take ...

  • City of Ottawa Selects Itron Smart Metering Solution

    Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the City of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) has signed a contract to deploy Itron smart water metering technology as the foundation of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project. The solution will help the Ontario-based utility eliminate estimated billing for ratepayers and help it be more efficient in its water service ...


    By Itron Inc

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