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Sensus Partners with GE on Advanced Smart Meter

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:51

  Sensus and GE’s Digital Energy business are collaborating to integrate the former’s FlexNet communication technology into GE’s existing I-210+c electric meter—its most advanced residential smart meter. The device will be available to electric utilities in the United States and Canada. An initial launch of the GE I-210+c FlexNet-enabled meter is expected in July with…

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Landis-Gyr Lands Multiple Smart Meter Deals in Netherlands

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:20

  The Netherlands’ four distribution grid operators—Liander, Stedin, Delta Netwerkbedrijf, and Westland Infra—have selected Landis+Gyr to supply three million smart meters The individual contracts all have an extension option that could result in a higher number of smart meters delivered. Liander and Stedin report that the decision to launch a joint tender was taken because…

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New Energy Scheduling Model Being Tested

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 13:42

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new power scheduling technique that coordinates both produced and stored energy by moving away from centralized management and tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. Traditionally, the power infrastructure uses a centralized scheduling approach to forecast and coordinate energy production. But as more renewable…

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UK Announces New Home Energy Management Project

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:10

  Cooperative Energy is collaborating with Energy Local on the Swell pilot project. Consumers served by Westmill Solar Cooperative—the first community-owned solar farm in the UK—participating in the trial will be provided a new home energy management system that enables users to control home appliances, see how much energy they are consuming in real time,…

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Nigeria Utility Set to Deploy Smart Meters

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:13

Ikeja Electric has announced the pilot deployment of two thousand smart meters will begin at the end of June. An additional five thousand of the digital meters are scheduled to be installed in July. Pekun Adeyanju, Ikeja Electric’s assistant general manager of public affairs, told the News Agency of Nigeria that, “Consumers who engage in…

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Landis+Gyr Chosen for Smart Meter Rollout in Austria

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 18:35

Netz Burgenland Strom has selected Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream smart metering solution, which will run on G3 PLC technology. The deal includes infrastructure for the utility’s head-end-system that remote reading of all meters in its network. Under terms of the agreement, the first three thousand smart meters will be deployed in late 2015, with 20,000 additional devices…

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New IoT-based Technology for Smart Water Conservation

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 13:24

AT&T, IBM and Mueller Water Products have designed a new solution to help cities save water by using an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that municipalities can quickly install to help manage water and prevent leaks. The smart water technology, and data from trial conducted in Atanta, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, was introduced at…

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Enel Expands Solar Footprint

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 00:19

Enel Green Power (EGP) has broken ground on a new solar power plant in South Africa. The facility will have a total installed capacity of 82.5 MW and when operational will generate more than 150 GWh per year, enough to power 48,000 South African households and eliminating more than 138,000 tonnes of CO2. The energy…

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E.ON Adds New Smart Meter Service

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:39

E.ON has introduced the Smart Pay As You Go pilot that the utility says enables it to take the existing benefits of smart meters, such as increased visibility and control of individuals’ energy use, to the next level. More importantly for consumers, the new technology provides Smart Pay As You Go customers the choice of all…

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ComEd Customers to Share Smart Energy Usage Data

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:42

ComEd is partnering with Schneider Electric on a Green Button Connect My Data initiative in northern Illinois that enables customers to authorize third-party service providers to receive direct access to their smart energy usage analytics. ComEd is also offering Energy Insights Online, a free web-based energy analysis service that interfaces with Green Button. According to…

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