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  • Libelium completes Smart Cities wireless sensing platform

    Zaragoza, Spain – June 22nd, 2011 – Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks, announces the completion of its Smart Cities platform. A new sensor board measures noise pollution, dust quantities, structural health and garbage levels. This board may be combined in a network with previously available sensor boards - for gas monitoring, radiation detection and Smart ...


  • 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 ...


  • Introducing vPro2 – The Smart Metering & Billing Solution

    Vital Energi are pleased to announce the next generation of smart metering and billing technology with the introduction of their new vPro2 solution. The new technology, which is already being installed at 4 developments, can remotely switch between Pay As You Go and Credit Billing modes and comes with a feature-rich, wireless In-Home Display designed to give the end user the information they need ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • EIB to lend £190m for UK smart meter roll out

    The loan has been agreed with communications infrastructure specialist Arqiva and is part of a wide-ranging programme that will see the EIB finance the smart meter rollout, the expansion of digital radio networks and further Wi-Fi connectivity among other projects. Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President responsible for Environment and Climate Action at EIB, outlined how the investment will support the ...


    By Climate Action

  • Warning on estimate power bills – adopt smart metering to avoid uncontrolled bills

    Consumers and businesses can benefit from more accurate utilities bills if utilities companies adopt smart metering practices, said Paul Smith, CEO of Wyless, in response to the warning on estimated bills issued recently by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). The warning, which was to customers who use direct debit to pay their utilities bills, stated that they may end up owing their utilities ...


  • Plans to roll out smart meters by 2020 off-track

    Plans to install energy saving smart meters in every UK home and business by 2020 are in danger of veering off-track and could prove to be a costly failure because the project has not been driven forward effectively, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned. In a new report the MPs raise concerns about technical, logistical and public communication issues which have resulted in delays ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016 - Energy Harvesting Techniques to Create New Opportunities" to its huge collection of research reports. Wireless Sensor Networks Market to 2016 - Energy Harvesting ...


  • Verizon delivers smart energy as-a-service

    Verizon recently announced its Grid Wide Utility Solutions, a new Internet of Things platform service that is designed to offer utility companies an easy on-ramp to grid modernization. Available in the U.S., Grid Wide is intended to offer electric utility companies an integrated solution for smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control. With 147 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Gridline Announces Implementation of Pilot Smart Meter/Consumer Broadband Services in the Village of Shap, Cumbria County, U.K.

    Gridline Communications Holdings, Inc. ("GCH"), a provider of smart grid communications solutions designed, installed, and operated for the Electric Utility and their consumers, announced today, that they have begun deployment of a Broadband over Power Line pilot project for consumer broadband and smart meter services in the community of Shap, Cumbria County, U.K. ...


  • GE Energy smart meters empower Swedish consumers to better manage energy use

    To provide consumers with information to better manage utility costs, Gothenburg Energy has ordered and will deploy 90,000 GE smart meters. The project will meet a Swedish government mandate, which requires all utilities to have an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in place by June 1, 2009. The new meters will provide the utility with real-time data access. “We are very impressed by the ...


    By General Electric

  • Worldwide Smart Meter Market Continues To Grow with First Quarter 2011 Shipments Up 22.7%, According to IDC Energy Insights

    The global smart meter industry continues to gain steam as meter manufacturers shipped nearly 5 million meters in the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), an increase of 22.7% over the same quarter in 2010. This marks the second highest quarter of shipments to date, falling just shy of the record figure of 5.1 million meters shipped in the second quarter of 2010. ...


    By IDC Energy Insights

  • Light S.A. Expands Brazilian Smart Meter Order with Elster to Service a Total of 100,000 Endpoints

     Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Light S.A. (Light), the second largest utility in Brazil, has chosen  Elster's Garnet and Dracon solutions to expand its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system to an additional 80,000 metering endpoints in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Since the initial ...


    By Elster Group

  • GE Smart Meters Help City of São Paulo Demonstrate Benefits of a Smarter Grid

    GE (NYSE: GE), Trilliant and AES Eletropaulo are collaborating in a smart grid research and development project—bringing the benefits of smart meters ...


    By General Electric

  • Crossbow Japan Introduces Next Generation RS485 Wireless Mesh Network System

    Hyogo, Mar 29, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Crossbow Japan Ltd., a subsidiary of Memsic, Inc., along with strategic partner Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. announced today the availability of the RS485 Wireless Mesh Network System. The System enables users to convert existing wired RS485 systems into wireless networks just by replacing the wired connections to the wireless WS-Z5000A node.Using ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Smart grid communications rapidly shifting toward standards-based technologies

    Utility communications networks have traditionally been implemented within vertical application silos, often using proprietary, application-specific technologies. This has been especially true for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and other field-based network systems that support distribution automation and smaller substation installations. According to a recent report from Pike Research, a ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Eaton`s New Wireless Interface Device Connects Utilities to Their Distribution Equipment, Providing Remote Flexibility and Increased Reliability

    Power management company Eaton recently introduced the Cooper Power series RFN-1200 wireless interface device for use in Distribution Automation (DA) applications. The RFN-1200 device is an extension to Eaton’s Smart Grid network offering. Providing two-way ...


    By Eaton Corporation

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