The SmartMeter News Service
Updated: 7 hours 38 min ago
Silver Spring Networks has entered into an agreement to acquire Streetlight.Vision, a Paris-based company that provides control and management software for street lights. Silver Spring’s acquisition was designed to enhance Silver Spring’s networked street light solution, expand its geographic reach, and can be leveraged for additional solutions within the blossoming smart city market.
Echelon Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation. Under terms of the agreement, Digi-Key will distribute Echelon’s portfolio of products—including chips, modules, routers, and software—for the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) market globally, with the exception of Japan.
Ferguson Meter & Automation Group has subcontracted Apex CoVantage to install a full-scale advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for Woodinville Water District in Washington State. Following successful pilots with advanced meter reading (AMR) and AMI technology, the deployment marks the first complete network overhaul of its kind in the district.
EnerTech Holding Company has entered into a strategic investment and partnership agreement with Canadian-based Morgan Solar Inc. (MSI), which reports it has developed a low cost and high efficiency solar concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology and a two-axis tracker that has great potential for adoption in the Middle East.
GE’s digital energy business’ smart meters have achieved Underwriters Laboratories (UL) voluntary safety certification, the first meters in the industry to do so. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) is deploying GE’s UL-certified smart meters as part of the utility’s grid modernization initiative, which includes the installation of approximately four million meters across ComEd’s service area.
Malaysia’s largest utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Trilliant that calls for the two companies to exchange technical information and training and to explore models to deliver smart grid benefits such as enhanced energy efficiency, improved reliability, and energy security throughout TNB’s customer base.
An investigations by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) determined that British Gas Business improperly prevented business customers from changing to other suppliers and failed to notify customers when their contract was about to expire. As a result of these findings British Gas Business is paying a £5.6 million fine.
As the smart grid infrastructure and smart meters become more ubiquitous, attention on this Earth Day is turning to implementing smart technology to help create smart cities. As cities become ever more crowded traffic and gridlock, sufficient energy production, and adequate water and food resources will challenge their infrastructures.
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is celebrating its new $38 million primary power control center that features the latest digital monitoring technologies designed to improve the state’s grid reliability and security. The 64,000-square-foot control facility is the primary operations and control center for NYISO.
Silver Spring Networks will use the MongoDB database to capture and store high volumes of machine-to-machine (M2M) data for its new SilverLink Sensor Network, which enables developers to access enriched data to deliver new applications and services for utilities and energy consumers. The new solution will be up to 10x faster and cost a tenth of traditional utility IT infrastructure.