Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability launched
The Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability has been formalized in an agreement between the HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance and ZigBee Alliance, which defines the structure for the Consortium as it develops an interoperability testing suite. read more....

Hong Kong Water Supplies Department selects Itron water metering technology
Hong Kong Water Supplies Department is to be supplied with 400,000 residential volumetric water meters by Itron over a period of two years beginning in late 2011. read more....


How RWE are making electric vehicles a reality in Europe
Electric Vehicles will play a significant role as a storage facility of renewable energy according to Joerg Lohr, Senior Manager E-Mobility at the global utility leader RWE Effizienz. Joerg Lohr is one of several global experts who will share his insight and experience at the upcoming Smart Utilities Australia and New Zealand conference and exhibition in Sydney from 8-10 November.

Five reasons why developing countries like India need smart grid solutions
While much of the attention in the smart grid industry has been focused on the U.S. market, developing countries experiencing rapid economic growth, like India, China and Brazil, are also looking to make their power grids smarter.

MRSK, Gazprom, and Enel Russia to explore new energy alliances at Smart Utilities Russia 2011
“There is a huge potential for smart grid and smart demand initiatives in Russia, as there is a pressing need to save energy, reduce emissions and modernize the network for greater efficiency. Smart Utilities Russia comes at no better time to discuss the energy future in Russia” Dr Philip E Lewis, CEO and Founder of the VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank


FEATURED INTERVIEW: 'It'd be great to hear an Australian utility announce a strategic plan for EVs'
It would be great to hear an Australian utility announce a strategic plan for EVs along the lines of what is being done by DTE Energy in Michigan or PG &E in California, says Kristian Handberg, Project Manager – Low Emission Vehicles, at the Australian Department of Transport. “I'd give it maybe another 2 to 3 years, but maybe I'll be proven wrong...”

OPINION PIECE: What is the value of interoperability?
By Mark Walker, VP North America, Spintelligent, Clarion Events
What is the value of interoperability to the smart grid market and its key stakeholders, and how do you realize that value? That was the question being asked at the opening of KEMA’s Smart Grid Interoperability Lab in Erlanger, Kentucky on October 18.

FEATURED REPORT: High Value Water Meter Adoption Helps Sustains Revenue Growth
In the upcoming edition of IMS Research’s World Market for Water Meters – 2011, to be published next week, arapid uptake is reported for static and advanced water metering technologies in key markets around the world.




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