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Energy sector insights, report analysis, predictions and examination of energy trends, grid innovation and energy market movements within the energy sector. Energy policy and regulatory frameworks are also included.


Water meters market to be one-third smart by 2025

The global water meters market totaled 118 million units shipped in 2017, of which one in every four meters had communications, according...

SEI asks: How are you mitigating these 5 disruptive trends?

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, five disruptive trends were identified to likely cause utilities to re-think their business models....
SEI Media kit

2019 Media information now available!

Across the global smart energy sector, vendors rely on Smart Energy International to promote their companies brands and services to an audience of engaged,...
smart communities


2018 saw Australian Utility Week reaching a tipping point regarding its digital transformation theme. Emphasis was placed on providing utilities with the...

Cost and not technicality wins for AMI

Key points: Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) shows IoT adoption in utilities is already strongIn choosing the connectivity and...
DER Investments

Utility DER investments: Market challenges

As calls to decarbonise energy systems intensify, utilities are facing multiple challenges in ensuring their infrastructure and operations line up with the...
water management

The IoT platform dilemma

At the end of 2015, Gartner predicted that “Through 2018, 80% of IoT implementations will squander transformational opportunities by focusing on narrow...

Four ways utilities can shape smart cities’ success

Itron and Panasonic highlighted smart cities best practices during the 2018 Itron Utility Week held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nowadays, it seems everything on the planet has...
digital twin

Digital Twins: finding the golden thread

A couple of months ago, David Socha proposed at the end of his initial trilogy of blogs on Digital Twins that there was, in...

What to expect in 2019 – Part 1

Interested in what to expect from the Smart Energy market in 2019? We asked 5 key industry figures to share their predictions...

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