USTDA supports smart grid development in China
The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a $660,000 grant to China’s State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) to fund a feasibility study and pilot project on the implementation of a smart grid demand response management system.

Seattle City Light to improve customer service during outages with help from Infosys Technologies and Oracle
The completion of a successful business transformation program incorporating the implementation of Oracle Utilities Network Management System at Seattle City Light has been announced by Infosys Technologies and Oracle.

Smart grid curriculum launched in California by Silver Spring Networks
An educational program, “A Smart Energy Future,” designed to increase the general public’s understanding of smart energy and help prepare the next generation for the benefits of the smart grid has been launched in California by Silver Spring Networks.

Partnership to present smart metering solution for South Africa
Danish meter company Kamstrup has entered into a partnership with the high-tech company Develco and several South African partners to develop a metering infrastructure and software for a smart metering system for South Africa.

Proposals for advanced metering in Norway
Norway’s energy regulator NVE last month released proposals on the functional requirements for the country’s advanced metering and management system (AMS).

Pecan Street calls for smart grid companies with great ideas
Are you a smart grid company with a great technology that you to want to validate and show to major customers? If so the Pecan Street Project would like to hear from you.

Ontario’s electric vehicles plan revs up
Ontario's vision to have one out of 20 vehicles to be electrically powered by 2020 is moving forward with eight charging stations now up and running in Ontario in partnership with the company Better Place.

Intelligent metering software launched by IBM
IBM has introduced an Intelligent Metering Network Management software package aimed at utilities to monitor and manage smart meter events, alarms and data, and overall to provide greater control and automation of the smart metering infrastructure.

Featured Interview: Smart metering regulatory policy in Norway
On February 18, 2011 Norway’s energy regulator NVE issued a consultation on regulation of the country’s advanced meter system. On the eve of this policy announcement, Thor Erik Grammeltvedt, head of the Power Market Section of NVE, was interviewed by Anthony Pohl, conference manager of Smart Metering Scandinavia 2011.

White Papers

ON Semiconductor: Smart Metering Solutions
This is a comprehensive guide to power management, protection and communications solutions for today’s smart metering applications. ON Semiconductor has a proven track record of shipping Power Line Communication modem ICs and Power Management Products in electricity meters for many years.

Oracle: Mobile Workforce Management and the Aging Utility Workforce
Maintaining utility efficiency, reliability, and safety during this period of change is particularly challenging for those managing field service technicians, whose skills and depth of experience are difficult to duplicate among new hires. This whitepaper explains how utilities can use mobile workforce management applications to maintain and improve efficiency, reliability and safety as substantial numbers of experienced field technicians and supervisors transition to retirement.

Event Updates

Get actionable insights from the foremost utilities in the Nordic region!
Smart Metering Scandinavia 2011 is taking place in less than 2 weeks from now! It is the only place where over 2 days, you can connect with 250+ of your peers who have insights in the local issues and get the real actionable insights from the foremost utilities in this region.

Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe unites top 40 European TSOs and DSOs
We are proud to inform you that the top 40 European TSOs and DSOs have already confirmed their participation. This proves once again that Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe is THE annual meeting place for the most influential players in the industry!

Recognizing Innovation, Business Case Excellence, and Customer Service Excellence in the North American Utility Industry
As 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.

Poland sets the pace, as smart metering charges ahead in the CEE region
Large scale implementation projects beginning across Poland illustrates a clear commitment to smart metering and smart grid across the region. With ENERGA – OPERATOR SA planning to introduce AMI across their entire service region, and deliver smart metering to 2.8 million customers by 2017, the market is moving and rapidly.

Mark your agenda for Smart Metering UK & Ireland 2011!
With 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 CRUNCH TIME!


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