Week 6: February 6, 2012

Average retailer switching time less than 4 days in New Zealand
Customer switching between retailers in New Zealand is being completed within an average timeframe of less than 4 business days, according to a new study by the Electricity Authority.
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Hawaiian Electric to pilot demand response to integrate renewables with Honeywell
Hawaiian Electric Co. is to run a two-year pilot with Honeywell to demonstrate how demand response technology can help integrate more intermittent renewable energy to the electric grid. 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.

Scandinavia - a hotbed of smart grid innovation
Scandinavia is a hotbed of innovative smart grid projects, the result of groundbreaking partnerships between energy companies, technology providers and energy experts. As the concept of smart energy continues to evolve, the traditional approach to centralised energy production and consumption is constantly challenged.

“There is a near real-time fully operational smart grid. It is here already, fully functional and tested.”
Exclusive interview with Paroshen Naidoo of Util Labs: the company that monitored the energy consumption at COP17



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