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Elster Opens New Smart Meter Plant

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 04:17

Elster has opened a new assembly plant that will produce the company’s new Linky electric smart meters for the French market. The plant will be located in Estrées-Deniécourt in Picardie, which is located between Paris and Lille. The Linky project will create a smart meter and communications network replacing 35 million meters over the next…

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Elster Introduce New Smart Grid Software Solution

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:55

Elster has launched Connexo, a next-generation smart grid software suite that integrates key operational workflows, business processes, and smart grid data from multiple devices and vendors into a single interoperable solution. Connexo was designed to solve problems utilities encounter when managing escalating volumes, types, and complexity of smart grid data needed to meet evolving business,…

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AT&T, GE Team on Smart Energy Solutions

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:08

AT&T is collaborating with GE to create the next generation of smart energy solutions for the industrial Internet of things (IoT) at the telecom’s IoT Foundry in Plano, Texas. The goal is to simplify asset connectivity for the grid. GE Digital Energy vice president John Lavelle notes, “Our innovations are resulting in a host of…

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Landis+Gyr, Ericsson Team on MIddle East Smart Meter Projects

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 04:01

Landis+Gyr and Ericsson are partnering to address smart meter and smart grid transformation projects in the Middle East. The ultimate goal is to create smart energy networks capable of managing large amounts of data enabling efficient grid and energy consumption management and seamless integration of micro-generated, renewable energy sources. Landis+Gyr’s Middle East managing director Rajiv…

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Johannesburg Counting on Smart Meters

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:31

Johannesburg officials have express optimism that smart meters will help residents save power and avoid load shedding. According to Business Day Live, Loyiso Ntshikila, a spokesman for the city’s mayor, notes that the proliferation of smart meters would enable the city to implement load management. Previously public utility Eskom had warned there was a high…

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FortisBC Rep Touts Smart Meter Safety

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:24

FortisBC customer service representative Mark Warren recently wrote a column in the Daily Courier regarding the company’s advanced smart meter program. Warren stressed that safety is a Fortis BC priority. “For our advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project, safety is considered from the testing and certification of our meters, to the safe installation process and the…

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California Utility to Offer Customers Total Solar Power Option

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:23

California State regulators have approved a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) plan to offer electric customers a clean energy program that will provide up to 100 percent solar power for a modest monthly premium. The utility expects to start enrolling customers in late 2015. Under a separate program option, customers will be able to…

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Duke Energy to Build Solar Facility for Marine Corps Base

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 05:38

Duke Energy (DEP) is collaborating with the United States Department of the Navy (DON) on a 13-megawatt (AC), 80 acre solar facility being built at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The facility will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Progress (DEP) and is expected to be operational in 2015. Duke…

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Itron Named North American Smart City Company of the Year

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:22

Frost & Sullivan has named Itron the the 2014 North American Company of the Year, based on n its recent analysis of the smart city market that concluded Itron has “consistently diversified its offerings to address emerging market needs and has exhibited market expansion, year-over-year growth in customer wins and repeat business.” Over the last…

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Silver Spring Introduces New Smart Grid Platform

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:34

Silver Spring Networks has unveiled the fifth generation of its Gen5 networking platform, which was designed to strengthen core smart grid operations and enable an emerging set of applications for real-time operations data, distribution automation, dynamic applications at the edge of the network, and smart city services. In addition, Silver Spring also introduced several new…

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Sensus Teams with California Utility for Smart Meter Solution

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:23

Long Beach, California’s Gas & Oil Department (LBGO) has selected Sensus FlexNet network for its smart communications network, which is designed to improve the utility’s operational efficiency, customer service, and strategic planning at the municipality. The initiative includes more than 154,000 metered services, 50,000 new Sensus gas meters, and managed software services. LBGO department director…

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San Francisco Bay Area Utility Announces Smart Meter Program

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:19

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has launched a smart meter pilot project to integrate advanced meters in Alameda’s 300 largest businesses. The pilot is designed to review business processes and technology and there will be no charge to customers having the new meters installed. A small residential pilot with 135 participating homes is also being developed…

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Itron Introduced New Smart Meter Solution

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 05:46

Itron has launched a new smart metering solution that features the OpenWay CENTRON 4G LTE meter, which provides broad territory coverage, low latency, and network longevity. The OpenWay smart grid solution enables utilities to deploy any combination of cellular and RF mesh communications, including 4G LTE, all under the same network management system. According to Itron,…

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Ontario Orders Swap Out of Smart Meters

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 15:21

Displaying an overabundance of caution, 11 local distribution companies (LDC) will begin replacing thousands of recalled smart meters. Most of the affected devices are Sensus Generation 3.2 remote disconnect smart meters that the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has ordered removed over safety concerns they could potentially arc if exposed to moisture resulting in a fire…

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New Report: Small UK Energy Providers Top Big Six in Customer Service

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:34

Consumer advocacy group Which? reports that small energy companies have out-performed the UK’s big six on customer service ratings for the fourth consecutive year. Npower was rated the worst for its complaint handling and customer service. Coming in slightly ahead in fifth place was Scottish Power followed by EDF Energy and British Gas. E.ON, and…

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Silver Spring Networks Tapped for Australian Smart Meters Program

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:28

Horizon Power has selected Silver Spring Networks’ IPv6 network platform for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project affecting 47,000 customers. With the initiative, Horizon Power becomes the first distribution utility in Australia to pursue a non-mandated smart meters deployment featuring a pre-payment program. The Western Australian Government is investing $34 million for the AMI program…

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GE Teams with Keurig for Latest Smart Appliance Feature

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:01

Not everyone has a spacious Architectural Digest kitchen. More often than not, counter space is at a premium. Following in the tradition of the toaster over, General Electric (GE) and Keurig have teamed up to create another two-fer appliance: a coffee and tea brewer that’s built in to the refrigerator door of GE’s new Cafe…

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Opower Platform Reaches Six TWh of Energy Savings

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:03

Opower reports that its technology platform has saved six terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy through more than 95 utility deployments worldwide both business and residential. The energy savings is equivalent to taking more than two million people—roughly the combined population of Alaska and Hawaii—off the grid for a full year; removing nearly 900,000 cars from the…

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UL Report: Sensus Smart Meters Comply with Safety Standards

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:29

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has determined the Sensus Generation 3 iCon A 2S remote disconnect electric meter complies with the organization’s latest safety standards. The independent tests performed by UL—done at the behest of the city of Medicine Hat and SaskPower—validate the meters’ inherent safety. SaskPower issued a statement noting that the meters “were subjected to…

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Solar Energy Storage Market is the Next Growth Industry

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:35

New research forecasts that the global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations with energy storage will exceed 900MW in 2018, growing exponentially from its current 90MW. Market research firm IHS also estimates that grid-connected PV energy storage paired with energy storage will reach 775MW of global installations during 2015. Ash Sharma, HIS senior…

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