smart metering landscape reviewed
The adoption of
smart metering in Europe is highly dynamic and to a large extent
driven by regulations, with the result that a majority of the
countries in Europe have or are about to implement some form of
legal framework for the installation of smart meters.
exposure from a smart meter well below FCC limit, study finds
radio frequency (RF) exposure levels from one type of smart meter,
even at close range, fall substantially below the protective
limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the
general public, according to a new study from the Electric Power
Research Institute (EPRI).
a million smart meters safely installed in Victoria
Victorian smart meter rollout program has now safely installed
500,000 smart meters, and at the same time identified and helped
Victorian consumers repair thousands of electricity defects.
grant to develop microgrid for U.S. Army
manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it will receive
a $2.4 million federal stimulus grant to develop a microgrid to
help military bases better manage power and storage while reducing
their carbon footprints.
contracts Siemens to manage electric vehicle network
to install 1,300 new electric vehicle charging points is starting
across London and Siemens has been contracted by Transport for
London to manage the network.
MDUS now a SAP-qualified business solution
Gridstream MDUS (smart meter data unification and synchronization)
is now an SAP-qualified business solution, the company has
Energy installs one millionth electric smart meter
than two years after beginning the installation of smart electric
meters in the Houston area, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s electric
transmission and distribution subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy
Houston Electric LLC has installed its one millionth meter.
Forum and ZigBee Alliance to collaborate on wired and wireless
smart home applications
The HomeGrid Forum and
ZigBee Alliance have announced a new liaison agreement to extend
their collaboration on the ZigBee Smart Energy™ standard
development, which will pave the way for consumers and utilities
to use ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 wireless or wired networks
to further advance smart grid programs.
Semiconductor: Thermal Considerations for a Power Line
Communication (PLC) line
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).
PARTNER: All aboard the Great Big Green Machine: An update on the
By John Peters
There is no
doubt that green is the most fashionable color about. To be
anything other than green in the energy industry would see you
lose friends both in government and amongst customers. However,
how are we going to get things like the Green Deal in the U.K. to
metering policy announced!
With the Norwegian
smart meter deployment policy announced last week, and the
consultation period running till the 6 May 2011- Norway enters a
critical stage in defining its smart energy future. I am delighted
to announce the participation of Thor Erik Grammeltvedt, Head of
Electricity Market Section for the Norwegian regulator as a
from the most advanced smart grid projects presented at
Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe 2011
all know the spotlight in the transmission and distribution
industry is on Europe. The upgrade and modernisation of Europe’s
electricity grids to meet increasing demand and carbon emission
targets has been identified as a key energy infrastructure
priority for 2020 and beyond.
Innovation, Business Case Excellence, and Customer Service
Excellence in the North American Utility Industry
part of Metering International’s global series of Excellence
Awards, we are proud to announce the 2011 Metering International
Excellence awards for the North American utility sector.
A key year for smart metering deployment in the CEE region
Metering is becoming a reality in the CEE region, with Poland at
the frontier of developments. Smart Metering Central and Eastern
Europe assembles the region's leading metering voices at a
critical time. With Energa committing to roll-out AMI across the
operators entire business territory to over 2.5 million domestic
and 300,000 business consumers - Central and Eastern Europe is
moving at a rapid pace!
your agenda for Smart Metering UK & Ireland 2011!
upcoming government announcements on smart metering deployment in
the UK and notable progress in Ireland, Smart Metering UK and
Ireland returns for 2011 more timely than ever. 2011 WILL BE
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!