Toshiba acquires Landis+Gyr
Toshiba Corporation is to acquire Landis+Gyr AG in a deal valued at US$2.3 billion (approximately 186.3 billion yen).

Substantial net benefits projected for smart metering in Ireland
Substantial net benefits are projected for smart metering in Ireland under the majority of potential rollout scenarios, according to a new cost-benefit analysis on the project.

U.S. and Japan to collaborate on Maui smart grid project
A consortium of six Japanese and American companies has been selected for a smart grid project on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Midwest ISO reaches smart grid milestone
As part of a national effort to modernize the grid, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) and its members have achieved a major milestone in their three-year smart grid program to install synchrophasors across the region, completing the integration of 44 such devices at strategic points along the regional transmission network.

LIPA and National Grid Select eMeter for smart grid project
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and its agent National Grid Electric Services LLC, have selected eMeter's EnergyIP® meter data management platform to serve as a part of the foundation to deploy a smart grid framework across the electric service territory.

Maine PUC votes for CMP smart meter opt-outs
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has voted to require Central Maine Power (CMP) to offer an opt-out program with costs for customers who choose not to have a standard smart meter installed.

Smart grid Catalog of Standards process put in place
The Governing Board of the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has put in place the process to establish a Catalog of Standards for the smart grid.

New smart water meter from Kamstrup
A new intelligent water meter, the MULTICAL® 21, is being introduced by Kamstrup with the aim of covering a whole range of different needs for water utilities.

White Papers

ON Semiconductor: Detailed Design and Test Data for a Flexible Solar Array Controller
The NCP1294 is a flexible solution used in Module Level Power Management (MLPM) solutions. This application note describes its use as a solar array controller with functionality for managing maximum peak power tracking (MPPT) and battery charging.

Silicon Labs: Top Design Considerations for Low-Power Metering Applications
As green energy management becomes a global imperative, the idea of implementing intelligent systems and wireless technology to more efficiently use energy and other natural resources has become a pervasive reality. It began with a relatively simple idea.

Event Updates

View the exclusive attendee list for Smart Metering UK & Ireland 2011!
As you can see we have brought together the highest level audience ever with senior representatives from utilities, regulators, government and tech pioneers. This means that you can discuss the latest insights into this changing and dynamic industry with them face to face.

The countdown has begun! What needs to happen to hit the 2020 targets?
As you know these are exciting times for our industry. With the European Commission estimating that the EU is on course to achieve only half of the 20% primary energy consumption savings objective, the next 2 years will be key to define your roll-out strategy to ensure that 80% of the customers will have a smart meter by 2020.