U.S. utility telecom spend could reach $3.2 billion in 2011, study finds
Utilities in the United States could spend at least $3.2 billion on telecommunications equipment and services this year, according to a new study from the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC).read more....

Guyana gets IDB loan for loss reduction and energy efficiency
Guyana has been awarded a $5 million loan by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help boost the efficiency of the country’s power system through loss reduction measures and improvements in the operation and maintenance of the distribution network. read more....

NRGi chooses eMeter MDM for large-scale smart grid project in Denmark
NRGi, one of the largest consumer-owned energy companies in Denmark, has selected eMeter EnergyIP® meter data management platform to improve and scale its smart grid deployment to over 210,000 meters, the company has announced. read more....


View the utility delegate list for Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011
The countdown has begun! Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011 is coming up in just 3 weeks! We have brought together the highest level audience ever with senior representatives from over 130 global utilities already confirmed!

Smart Homes 2011 - 1 week left to register and SAVE €300!
Smart Homes 2011 is coming up in 3 weeks time on 4-6 October! This is your last chance to SAVE €300 as the final discount expires on 16 September 2011 - just 1 week away!

Engineers in the Middle East take the plunge on smart water metering
The Water Security Risk Index, released by Maplecroft on World Water Day on March 22 this year, found that 18 countries around the world are at “extreme risk” of danger to their water security – and of these, 15 countries are in the Middle East.

Focus on benefits, not technology, will lead to wider smart grid adoption and understanding
It is a simple tenet of selling anything that benefits, not features, are what persuade people to part with their cash or give up their time; more freedom, less money, greater convenience – these are all benefits that, if proven – encourage widespread consumer adoption.

Metering Latin America in Sao Paulo in October as multi-million smart meter rollout looms
“We are living in interesting times in the energy market in Brazil”, says Adriano Rehder, the project director of the annual Metering Latin America, which will once again unite utilities, smart metering and smart grids experts, regulators and global technology giants in Sao Paulo from 25-27 October.

Smart Utilities Australia and New Zealand in Sydney in November to look at global lessons learnt
Australia and New Zealand’s top utility professionals will meet in Sydney in November to explore new ways to improve reliability, quality and security of water and electricity supply in a cost-efficient and customer-friendly way. This year’s Smart Utilities Australia and New Zealand conference and exhibition will particularly focus on smart metering and smart grids developments and feature real life practical insights based on recent trial results and lessons learnt from the region and abroad.

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Smart Energy Middle East; 23 - 25 October; Dubai UAE