privacy tops utility CIO concerns in U.S.
Privacy has emerged as the number 1 concern related to data security and
management for utility CIOs, according to a new
study from IDC Energy Insights.
government to assume responsibility for smart meter rollout
The British government has decided its Department of Energy and Climate
Change (DECC) will assume direct responsibility for managing the
implementation phases of the country’s smart meter program, given its scale
and the importance of government accountability for its delivery.
Valley Power addresses security, privacy concerns of advanced meter
Privacy and security concerns of customers are a priority for the City of
Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), and the
company is addressing these prior to introducing of advanced meters in 2011
and 2012, saying its SVP Meter ConnectTM data
security will be on a par with the encryption level of sensitive government
agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense.
adoption forecast for static water meters
The world water meter market is showing significant product mix trends in
terms of measurement technology, despite the slowdown in new home
construction during the global recession, according to market research
organization IMS Research.
grid R&D roadmap released in Australia
A smart grid research and development roadmap for Australia has recently been released,
setting out priority topics that will effectively and efficiently contribute
to achieving a common vision of a successful smart grid implementation.
water corporations launch major water meter push
Tasmania’s three water corporations, Ben Lomond
Water, Cradle Mountain Water and Southern Water, have announced the
commencement in January 2011 of the installation phase of the Water Metering
Tasmania project, which should lead to statewide water metering.
Itron acquires energy management software company Asais
Itron Inc. has announced that it is to acquire Asais, an energy information
management software and consulting services provider headquartered in France.
Physical and Cyber Security for a Smart Grid
An interview with Kevin Brown, a smart grid security engineer and analyst for
EnerNex. Kevin discusses several aspects of
physical and cyber security for smart devices in the smart grid. This work is
in support of the national smart grid roadmap and standards development
effort lead by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST - nist.gov) and the
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.
PARTNERS: Engage Consulting - The Green Deal: what is it really about?
Well, the quick answer for the industry is that we do not really know at this
stage but on face value there may well be substantial metering implications.
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announcements have been made
but as the Green Deal packages have yet to be finalized the exact details of
what the Green Deal will include or involve are largely unknown.
OPINION PIECE: The changing face
of the metering market
Mark England, CEO, Sentec
Across the world, smart meters are dramatically changing the way energy is
produced, bought, sold and consumed. As a critical weapon in the global fight
against carbon emissions, smart meters are set to play a key role in
encouraging increased consumer awareness of energy consumption, more dynamic
pricing and a consequent drop in demand.
IBM, Texas Instruments and more at Smart Energy India 2011
Smart global companies are gearing to exhibit at the 4th annual Smart Energy India conference taking place at The Lalit hotel, New
Delhi on 31 January- 2 February 2011. This is a key
meeting platform for utilities across India and around the globe,
aiming to support smarter energy.
the roadmap to deploy your smart energy infrastructure!
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 opportunities beyond the meter. What is required to future proof the
system and how can we identify new strategies to unlock additional value from