BMWi]Berlin, Germany --- (METERING.COM) --- August 2, 2013 - A national smart electricity metering rollout would not be cost beneficial for Germany and is not recommended, the federal ministry of economics and technology (BMWi) has advised.
Citing a cost-benefit analysis commissioned from Ernst & Young, the ministry said in a statement the study shows that, especially for consumers with low annual consumption, the costs of a smart metering system would significantly exceed the average annual energy savings to be achieved. A mandatory installation would therefore be disproportionate and economically unacceptable.
CEO, Tendril]Boulder, CO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 30, 2012 - 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).
The partnership will integrate the BMW ActiveE with the home area network via Tendril's cloud platform to provide managed charging.
The system is a combined charging approach that integrates all charging scenarios into one vehicle inlet/charging connector and uses identical ways for the vehicle to communicate with the charging station. This allows EVs from the companies to share the same fast charging stations.
In a joint project between Vattenfall and the BMW Group, 100 Berliners are to be selected as pioneers to test the cars. The cars, which are now being used to test the infrastructure, are being charged at Vattenfall's first charging station in Berlin-Treptow. Additional charging stations due to be installed soon.