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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

  • 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 ...

  • Twelve probes for one smart meter

    HACH LANGE has announced a further suite of IntelliCAL™ sensors for use with its HQd digital water quality meters. As a result, users will be able to swap sensors quickly and easily for the measurement of six key parameters (BOD, Conductivity, DO, ORP, pH, and sodium). Uniquely, all IntelliCAL™ probes interchange fully with a single HQd meter, which recognises both the probe and its calibration ...


  • 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

  • World Smart Meter Market to 2016

    Globally, smart meters are amongst the fastest growing markets from the last couple of years. The extension of automated meter reading (AMR) is a smart meter; it comprises the whole range of metering devices, software, communication media, and data management systems with two-way communication between the consumers and utilities. It helps to reduce the billing cost and operations cost for the ...


  • Utilities blamed for stalling smart grid roll-outs

    Established utility companies are stalling the roll-out of smart grids and meters over concerns that the information available to customers will upset established business models. That was the assessment from management consultant, Marchment Hill Consulting"s Neil Gibbs, speaking in a panel discussion at ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Utilities blamed for stalling smart grid roll-outs

    Large energy companies are worried about handing over too much information to customers via smart grid and meter projects, experts have ...

  • Utility and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection

    Trimble Field Inspector solution for utility infrastructure and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection is comprised of the Trimble Field Inspector software for handheld computers and Trimble Field Inspector Desktop software. Scalable and easy to deploy, the solution leverages Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) and handheld computing technology to automate a wide variety of field ...

  • Corix Utilities Reaches 1,000,000 Meter Installation Milestone for Southern California Edison's Smart Metering Program, Edison SmartConnect

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/15/10 -- 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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