smart metering regulation good practice guidelines released
customers should benefit from both electricity and gas smart
metering, and there should be no discrimination when rolling out
the smart meters, the European Regulators’ Group for Energy and
Gas (ERGEG) has recommended in its final guidelines of good
practice on the regulatory aspects of smart metering in Europe.
to launch $50 million smart grid initiative
is to launch a $50 million smart grid initiative that will enable
research, capital and demonstration projects in the spring.
regulation needed for smart grids in Europe
smarter approach to regulation is needed to incentivize the
development of smart grids in Europe, according to a new study
from the European industry association, EURELECTRIC.
meter installation audit in Victoria
Victoria (ESV) is preparing to undertake an audit of all companies
involved in the installation of smart meters in Victoria.
usage information smart grid standard approved
NAESB Energy Usage Information seed information model has been
accepted by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Governing
Board, marking a major step toward a standardized format for
communicating actionable information on energy consumption to U.S.
Gas to introduce automated meter reading technology
utility ATCO Gas is to start automating its meter reading system
in the spring, the company has announced.
develops ZigBee Smart Energy communication module for Landis+Gyr
Application and product engineering outsourcing
services provider Luxoft has announced the market’s first ZigBee
Smart Energy wireless communication module for Landis+Gyr’s E350
meters must protect consumer interests in U.K.
suppliers start to install smart meters ahead of the mandated
rollout in Britain it is important to ensure the continued
safeguarding of consumers' interests, says the regulator Ofgem in
a new document setting out proposals for these “early movers.”
Thermal Considerations for a Power Line Communication (PLC)
This application note presents and discusses essential
thermal considerations regarding the use of PLC line drivers in
real-world applications. The NCS5650 (a 2 A PLC Line Driver with
Programmable 4th−Order Filtering, Output Current Warning/Limit
plus Thermal Diagnostic Flags and Enable/Shutdown Control) comes
in a 20−lead QFN (4x4 mm).
Upgrading a Customer Care and Billing System
Utilities Customer Care and Billing is a complete billing and
customer care application for utilities serving residential,
commercial, and industrial customers. It addresses both customer
and financial data management while handling receivables functions
like payment processing, “budget” and multi-party billing, and
credit and collections.
will you increase the ROI on your meter deployment?
how your customer interacts with your metering infrastructure is
critical. Beyond meter deployments such as in-home displays, smart
home systems and smart appliances are lauded as the solution to
unlocking energy efficiency through energy visualization, customer
engagement and built-in intelligence.
Europe celebrates Scandinavian contribution to advancing the smart
The Scandinavian market has made an
invaluable contribution towards advancing the smart grid, says
Aida Mezit, project director of the Transmission &
Distribution Europe and Smart Grids Europe conference and
exhibition that is taking place from 12-14 April in Copenhagen,
Homes 2011 – Call for participation
you want to be in 9 months? If you want to: Push smart home market
developments and put Europe on the map as smart home pioneer, Be
seen as the market leader in the smart home industry, Share best
practice results from the first European pilot projects, Increase
brand awareness and get your brand in the forefront of decision
makers, then join us in Amsterdam for Smart Homes 2011!