New study finds smart meters within FCC safety standards
A new study from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has found that the current FCC standard on exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation provides an adequate factor of safety against known thermally induced health impacts for smart meters. OEB to establish group to provide guidance for Ontario smart grid
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is initiating its smart grid consultation with a call for participation on a Smart Grid Working Group (SGWG), which will provide advice on the development of a smart grid in Ontario. Smart Grid Advancement Center launched in Colorado
The Center for Smart Grid Advancement (CSGA) has been launched in Fort Collins to provide the infrastructure and education necessary to address the technical, regulatory, economic and operational issues that must be addressed to realize the full potential of smart grids Burbank Water and Power selects Trilliant for smart meter communications infrastructure
Burbank Water and Power, the community utility that provides water and power in the City of Burbank, has selected Trilliant Incorporated as the prime contractor to implement the communications infrastructure on its smart metering project. Climate change not expected to significantly impact Europe's electricity demand
Climate change is not expected to significantly impact Europe’s overall electricity demand with increases in demand for cooling approximately balancing decreases in demand for heating. Miami-Dade library latest to offer home energy monitors
The Miami-Dade Public Library System has become the latest to offer home energy monitors for check out by patrons alongside books or movies. Veridian wins award for promotion of conservation program
Veridian Connections has been recognized as the winner of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance’s 2010 PeakBuster Utility Challenge for having the largest percentage increase of households participating in the peaksaver® conservation program. China’s State Grid Corp. selects Landis+Gyr C&I meters
The State Grid Corporation of China has selected Landis+Gyr to supply over 10,000 commercial and industrial advanced electricity meters for upcoming deployment in six provinces.

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OPINION PIECE: Smart grids – the relevance for Indian utilities
Vikram Gandotra
When one thinks of Indian power utilities the picture a layman has is that most are inefficient and unfriendly to the consumer. However, this is because the layman sees the distribution utility and in reality the situation is much better for the generation and transmission sectors. WHITE PAPER: Oracle Solutions for Smart Grid - Technology and Applications for Your Utility's Future
Around the world, Utilities are under pressure. Citizens demand energy and water that won't undermine environmental quality. Regulators seek action on Smart Grid and Smart Metering initiatives that add intelligence to infrastructure. Customers see choice and convenience - but without additional cost. Oracle Solutions for Smart Grid can help. We offer utility experts, mission-critical software applications, a rock-solid operational software suite, world-leading middleware and technologies, servers and storage to address these challenges.

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Last Chance to Register for Smart Energy India Conference and Exhibition
Smart Energy India has been designed to equip utilities and government with the knowledge and tools to realize the benefits of the smart grid vision, and to put them in touch with the companies offering smart grid solutions. It is an important meeting for the utility industry in India, and therefore an excellent opportunity to position your company at the forefront of the country’s smart grid revolution. Norway to define smart metering regulation
The Nordic region leads the way in smart metering deployment. With near full roll-out expected by 2014 in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, attention now shifts to the future requirements of smart metering infrastructure.