Week 7: February 13, 2012

Europe to experience five-fold growth in installed base of smart meters by 2017
Smart meter revenue in Europe is expected to grow from $318.4 million in 2010 to $1.93 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.3 percent, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. read more....

Idaho National Laboratory and Fujitsu Laboratories of America to collaborate on smart grid technology development
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Fujitsu Laboratories of America have entered into a joint collaboration around smart grid energy management. read more....


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.

Invest in your number one asset – get to know your customers
Successful utilities will in the future no longer supply power from large and centralised networks and send out bills to faceless customers. As electricity demand and supply dynamics change, they will need to shift their focus away from passively providing electricity to managing a complex interplay between consumer, electricity provider and network.



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OPINION PIECE: Smart meter interoperability and interchangeability in Europe
To stimulate the rollout of smart meters across Europe, the European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) supports the initiatives intended to improve the interoperability of components. ESMIG has adopted a set of open standards (originating in the European Commission) to which members’ products must comply. These standards will allow the competitive development of applications from various sources, creating business models for industry stakeholders, including consumers.



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