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  • 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

  • Frost & Sullivan: Utilities Push the Smart Water Metering Market in Europe

    With the rising prices of energy and need to correct inefficient water grids, smart water metering presents a solution and long-term spending reduction strategy. If this market is fully embraced by utilities, it will be worth $13.2 billion by 2020 in Europe for meter manufacturers, installers and network and data management companies. Frost & Sullivan's Research Analyst Seth Cutler explains: ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Sensus Survey of AWWA Attendees Reveal Priorities in AMI and Smart Metering for Water Utilities

    Reliability and Accuracy Are Rated Top Performance Factors. RALEIGH, N.C.- Water utilities are seeking accuracy, reliability and minimal maintenance requirements in a smart water management system. In a survey distributed by Sensus to attendees at the recent American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) ACE10 conference in Chicago, respondents ranked their most important factors when choosing a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Picomag – the smart plug-and-play flowmeter for utilities

    In industrial process measurement and automation, demand is steadily rising for simple, reliable and maintenance-free instruments in a pocket-sized format. The new Picomag fulfills such requirements, making no compromise. Not only does it measure the flow of conductive fluids, but also their temperature. Picomag offers easy commissioning with Bluetooth using its ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • 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 ...

  • Itron Advances Smart Gas Metering in Europe with New Modular Gas Meter

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it is launching a new smart gas meter platform that is designed to deliver smart meter functionality to the European market as smart meters are rolled-out in the coming years. Itron’s smart gas meter will help utilities measure and manage gas through accurate and detailed usage data, as well as reduce business costs by using capabilities, such ...


    By Itron Inc

  • 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

  • Badger Meter Showcases Advanced Metering Technology and smart water solutions at DistribuTECH

     Badger Meter, Inc. , a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement and control solutions, will feature its advanced metering technology and smart water solutions for water utilities at the annual DistribuTECH® Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 3-5 in San Diego, Calif. DistribuTECH attendees can ...


    By Badger Meter, Inc.

  • Favorable Attitudes Toward Smart Meters Continue to Increase

    Smart grid rollouts continue in the United States, albeit at a pace slower than in previous years. Utilities and vendors are now in a period of looking for ways to maximize the impact of these deployments, through demand response (DR) programs, home energy management (HEM) bundles, and smart thermostats. Consumer resistance to these technologies, however, has been a significant obstacle. ...

  • Corix utilities reaches 1,000,000 meter installation milestone

    Corix Utilities announced this week they have reached the one million meter installation milestone for Southern California Edison"s (SCE"s) Edison SmartConnect program at a residence in Redondo Beach, California. Attending the one millionth meter installation was Theodore F. Craver Jr., chairman, President and CEO of Edison International, Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Venice), Lynda Ziegler, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • NIST releases test framework for upgrading of smart meters

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft set of guidelines that will help utilities test their procedures for upgrading their smart meters securely from a remote location and determine whether their procedures conform with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Switch2 wins European award for smart metering technology

    Switch2 has won the European Smart Metering Technology of the Year Award for its Incontro smart billing and energy management system for community heating schemes. The Yorkshire-based company was also shortlisted for two other awards in the prestigious European Smart Energy Awards 2016, which were presented at a ...


    By ENER-G

  • The installed base of Smart Meters will surpass 1 Billion by 2022

    Growth in the smart electric meter market has cooled during the last year, even though strong market drivers remain in place on which utilities can build a business case.  Although the direct operational and societal benefits of smart meters and the broader benefits of smart grids that are enabled by smart meters continue to be debated among policymakers, utilities, regulators, and ...

  • 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

  • Itron and Panasonic Announce Partnership to Address Smart Metering Projects

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Panasonic (NYSE: PC) announced today a partnership agreement to design and deliver highly innovative gas smart metering solutions to utilities in Europe. Given the EU target requiring that at least 80% of homes have a smart meter fitted by 2020 and the growing public concern for energy use reduction, the demand for gas smart metering ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Smart meter update: The PG&E opt-out plan

    In what may likely be seen as a precedent-setting decision, the California Public Utilities Commission last week issued a ruling on Pacific Gas & Electric’s smart meter opt-out plan. In a nut shell, PG&E customers who don’t want a wireless meter will have two options. If they already have a new meter installed, ...


    By Greentech Media

  • RWE npower Selects Smart Meter Platform from Trilliant

    Today, global smart energy communications leader Trilliant announced that it has been selected by RWE npower to supply pre-DCC Foundation smart meter services, including the Trilliant Communications Hubs and UnitySuite Head-End Software (HES). Trilliant has already begun working on delivering its proven smart meter solutions to RWE npower for a rollout beginning this year.  The deal ...


    By Trilliant Incorporated

  • Itron Expands Gas Smart Payment Meter Project in Azerbaijan

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today it will provide more than 400,000 gas smart payment meters to SOCAR “Azeri Gas” Production Union (PU), a part of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR). The new meter deployment follows a previous project that included installing 250,000 smart payment meters in the capital city of Baku. This marks the ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

    Oracle recently introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that is designed to enable utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership. The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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