Week 5: January 30, 2012

Oracle benchmarks more than one billion meter reads and half million customer bills in eight hours
Oracle has announced the ability to process more than one billion records and generate half million customer bills within an eight-hour nightly window using the Customer Care and Billing, Meter Data Management and Smart Grid Gateway systems, using a subset of data extracted from 30 billion interval meter reads, a volume level typical for a large utility. read more....

BMW and Tendril partner to demonstrate electric vehicle and smart home integration
Tendril and the BMW Group Technology Office USA have announced a partnership to build out a demonstration smart energy home in Mountain View, Calif. to prepare for the rollout and integration of the new BMW ActiveE electric vehicle (EV). read more....

Next generation ZigBee Smart Energy gateway from Digi
The ConnectPort® X2e for Smart Energy gateway has been introduced by Digi as a low cost, enhanced version of its ZigBee Smart Energy gateway. read more....


EVENT NEWS

Nominations are open for the 2012 North American Metering International Excellence Awards
On December 5, 2011, Metering International, the leading global publication on utility metering, announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 North American Metering International Excellence Awards. Winners to be honored at Metering, Billing/MDM America on March 13th in San Diego.

EVs - how to narrow the gap between consumer expectations and their actual needs?
According to a major consumer survey, more than half of all Europeans, given the right infrastructure, would opt for an electric car as their new car. They expect the number of kilometers for a fully charged battery to be 437, although the actual needs are different: the average number of kilometers driven every day is only 52.



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OPINION PIECE: Unlocking Scandinavia’s full smart energy potential
By Aida Mezit, Conference Manager, Synergy Events
Scandinavia is one of the pioneering regions in smart energy, with some of the highest levels of renewable power globally. It has championed smart meters and smart grid developments, with local utilities seen as the world’s leaders in innovative schemes in consumer engagement and integration of smart devices.

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