Smart grid cybersecurity initiative launched in Netherlands
The Cyber-TEC initiative has been launched in The Netherlands as a public-private partnership on cyber security for smart grids and other critical infrastructures. read more....

Smart home research facilities launched at PNNL
A new research facility that will serve as a test bed for studying energy efficient and smart homes have been opened at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
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Losses from water metering inaccuracies and theft cost Hong Kong HK$160 million in 2010
In 2010, the estimated loss of fresh water in Hong Kong arising from inaccurate metering and unauthorized water consumption totaled 34.94 Mm3, amounting to 4 percent of the total fresh water supply in the year, according to a study from the region’s Audit Commission.
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Energy trading workshop at EMART Energy in Lyon in November
Energy traders will have the unique opportunity to get real life and real time trading experience during the EFET Academy Simulation workshop during the upcoming EMART Energy 2011 in Lyon, France on 22 November.

Greg Barker, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK has confirmed his participation as keynote speaker. The Minister will outline the UK’s commitments to climate change including the Green Deal, the Green Investment Bank and highlight the role ESCO’s can play in achieving energy efficiency targets.


FEATURED WHITE PAPER: Design Note: Universal AC Input, Non-Isolated 6 W E-Meter Buck Power Supply
This design note describes a low power, off-line, extended universal AC input buck power supply intended for powering utility electric meters and other applications in which isolation from the AC mains is not required and low cost and simplicity are essential.

FEATURED INTERVIEW: Reaching European market integration by 2014 is a feasible objective
Reaching European market integration by 2014 is a feasible objective, but one area of surprise is that not all stakeholders are perceived to be engaging in the process, according to Christophe Gence-Creux and Steve Gordon, respectively heads of the Electricity Department and Gas Department at the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).

OPINION PIECE: Brazil leads Latin America towards a smarter energy future, Metering Latin America confirms
By Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor, Metering International
Latin America continues its move towards a smarter energy future, with Brazil leading the way – and even though the Brazilian regulator Aneel’s long expected announcement on the country’s AMI rollout wasn’t forthcoming, the atmosphere at the recent Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America event in São Paulo was positively electric!