Syndicate content
Some Rights Reserved
The SmartMeter News Service
Updated: 23 hours 42 min ago

NIST Announces Global Challenge to Promote Smart Cities

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a year-long global city teams challenge to encourage communities to address challenges such as air quality, traffic management, and emergency services coordination by fostering smart cities that implement technologies that will both better manage resources and improve quality of life. The…

The post NIST Announces Global Challenge to Promote Smart Cities appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Cyan Wins Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

Frost & Sullivan has named Cyan winner of the 2014 Europe Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Cyan’s CyLec, a standards-based smart metering solution, enables secure two-way communication over a considerable range; is equipped with software embedded data concentrator units for remotely managing and controlling multiple meters; facilitates fault detection and prevention; and lets utilities to disconnect…

The post Cyan Wins Technology Innovation Leadership Award appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Silver Spring Networks Expands EDMI Partnership

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Silver Spring Networks is expanding its relationship with smart meter solutions provider EDMI to provide smart city and smart energy solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Southeast Asia. This deal follows a successful deployment with the Singapore Power Group. Through the collaboration, which was formally announced at the Asian Utility Week conference, Silver Spring…

The post Silver Spring Networks Expands EDMI Partnership appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Automakers Seeking Smart Services Opportunities

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

A new study from Navigant Research suggests that the automotive industry is likely to see revenue from sales of conventional vehicles remain flat as vehicle sales in developed countries slow down. Some experts cite the ongoing lagging global economy while others point out that thanks to technology cars are better built and lasting longer. The…

The post Automakers Seeking Smart Services Opportunities appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Iran Investing in Wind, Solar Renewable Energy

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

With the world actively pursuing renewable energy resources to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, there is a growing interest across the Middle East in renewable energy and Iran is the latest oil-rich country that seems to be adopting an if-you-can’t-beat, join-‘em strategy. The Iranian energy ministry has created an agenda designed to improve the country’s…

The post Iran Investing in Wind, Solar Renewable Energy appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Siemens Supplies Direct Energy with Demand Response System

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Siemens Smart Grid has contracted to install a demand response management system (DRMS) that will help Direct Energy manage their existing load commitments in multiple independent system operators (ISOs) regions, including PJM, ISO-NE, ERCOT, and NYISO. The technology enables the ISOs to more effectively manage power demand requirements, particularly at peak usage times. Demand response…

The post Siemens Supplies Direct Energy with Demand Response System appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

New York Invests in Energy Efficiency Projects

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have collaborated on three recently completed energy efficiency projects valued at approximately $6.5 million. The projects, located at Empire State Plaza and the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany, are expected to save more than $20…

The post New York Invests in Energy Efficiency Projects appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

AMSC Introduces New Low Wind Turbine Design

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

AMSC has introduces a new wind turbine designed for low wind speed regions. The 2 megawatt (MW) turbine has a rotor diameter of 113 meters and a swept area of 10,039 square meters (108,059 square feet) – or more than two and a half acres. Low wind speed turbines are expected expand the renewable wind…

The post AMSC Introduces New Low Wind Turbine Design appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

PWRstation Touts Pre-Assembled Solar Systems

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

PWRStation has announced plans to “to ramp up operations and distribution alliances” in the United States and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To that end the Miami-based company is completing a second round of financing. Intended to take advantage of the often high cost of custom solar installation, PWRStation offers pre-assembled plug and…

The post PWRstation Touts Pre-Assembled Solar Systems appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Trilliant Launches New Smart Device Partner Program

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:12

In advance of Asian Utility Week, Trilliant has launched its open smart device interface (OSDI) partner program that is designed to provide leading device manufacturers with an efficient low-cost way to adopt the company’s smart grid communications solutions. EDMI is the inaugural member of Trilliant’s OSDI Partner program. Trilliant states that the advantages of the…

The post Trilliant Launches New Smart Device Partner Program appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Astonfield Awarded Mauritius Solar Project

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:10

The Government of Mauritius has awarded Astonfield Renewables two solar projects for 4MW under the country’s 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Astonfield has committed a total investment of more than $8 million to develop the projects. The first 2MW project will be located in La Gaulette and the second project will be located in Union…

The post Astonfield Awarded Mauritius Solar Project appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Sensus Identifies External Factors in Smart Meter Incidents

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:52

Sensus is conducting utility site inspections and in-depth lab testing to determine the cause of recent smart meter incidents. The incidents affected a small number of iConA Generation 3 2S remote disconnect meters. According to initial findings, “Data from seven recent issues in an installed base of 175,000 meters points to contributing, long-standing industry issues:…

The post Sensus Identifies External Factors in Smart Meter Incidents appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

NYPA Names Driscoll New VP and Legal Counsel

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:04

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees have elected Justin E. Driscoll as the agency’s executive vice president and chief legal officer. Prior to joining the Power Authority Driscoll was a partner in Brown &Weinraub PLLC in New York City. During his career he has acted as a trial attorney in both state and federal…

The post NYPA Names Driscoll New VP and Legal Counsel appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Causum to Merge with Power Analytics

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:03

Causam Energy will acquire Power Analytics and utilize the company’s Paladin platform to help develop advanced communications and analytics solutions for the power grid. Causam chief executive officer Joe Forbes, Jr. says, “Power Analytics’ products and people are the best in the business. Having a proven suite of high value products with a significant portfolio…

The post Causum to Merge with Power Analytics appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

New Online Service Calculates UK Residents Renewable Incentive Payments

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:03

A new calculation tool can help UK consumers estimate how much money they will save by installing a renewable heating system. By analyzing some information about the user’s residence, the renewable heat incentive (RHI) calculator shows potential savings based on what type of system they select. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Amber Rudd notes,…

The post New Online Service Calculates UK Residents Renewable Incentive Payments appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Thinking Outside the Green Box

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:29

While renewable energy and smart devices are helping use our resources more effectively and efficiently, human ingenuity is coming up with innovative ways to make out environment greener. For example an Istanbul, Turkey-based company named Pugedon has introduced smart recycling boxes that will dispense fresh dog food in exchange for recycling plastic bottles. The idea…

The post Thinking Outside the Green Box appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

ABB and Volvo Partner on Electric, Hybrid Bus Systems

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:29

ABB is teaming with Volvo Buses to develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems. The goal is a standardized quick charging system for electric and electric hybrid buses. This approach is based on internationally accepted standards that facilitate maximum re-use of existing e-mobility technologies. Volvo’s new…

The post ABB and Volvo Partner on Electric, Hybrid Bus Systems appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

Cyan, Ecolibrium Team on Smart Meter Solution

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Continuing its push in India, Cyan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Ecolibrium Energy to develop, market, and deploy integrated smart metering solutions in the country. Acting as a consortium, the companies will integrate Cyan’s sub GHz wireless communication platform that delivers last mile connectivity with Ecolibrium’s GridSense smart grid platform. The full solution…

The post Cyan, Ecolibrium Team on Smart Meter Solution appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

The post British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.

British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

The post British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters appeared first on SmartMeter - SmartGrid News.

No related posts.