Smart card prepayment contract awarded

[img:turkish_flag_434959.thumbnail.jpg| ]Istanbul, Turkey --- (METERING.COM) --- January 24, 2008 – The Istanbul Water Distribution Authority has signed a contract with meter manufacturer Elektromed for the supply, installation and commissioning of 100,000 integrated smart card prepayment (pay-as-you-go) water meters. Key account water consumers in Istanbul are already familiar with these meters, as almost 30,000 have already been supplied by Elektromed.

Pay-as-you-go meters tested in the Philippines

[img:Philippine.thumbnail.jpg| ]Baguio City, Philippines --- (METERING.COM) --- January 22, 2008 – Pay-as-you-go, or prepayment meters, are being tested in the Philippines, in an effort to reduce system losses and curb theft of energy. The trials are being conducted by a group of electricity cooperatives; when explaining how the meters work, the example of prepaid cellphone cards is used to encourage adoption.

AMR system trialed to reduce energy theft

[img:pakistan-flag_0.jpg| ]Karachi, Pakistan --- (METERING.COM) --- January 21, 2008 – The Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) is trialing an AMR system to establish its effectiveness in preventing power theft in the city.

The 100 AMR meters have been installed in buildings where electric consumption is high, following a decision by KESC to focus on technology as a means of improving revenue collection. If the trials are successful the utility will consider rolling out the system to all customers – in particular larger commercial and industrial customers with high consumption.

Electric tariffs linked to pollution

[img:Hong%20Kong.thumbnail.jpg| ]Kowloon, Hong Kong --- (METERING.COM) --- January 10, 2008 – Utilities Hong Kong Electric and CLP have signed an agreement with the Hong Kong government whereby they will be allowed to hike electric tariffs if they reduce pollution by more than the stipulated limits – and conversely will have to charge customers less for power if they exceed these limits.

Trade lead: Hyderabad – Global Invitation for Expression of Interest for...

Company:HYDERABAD METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE BOARD
Country: Hyderabad
Product/Service
: Global Invitation for Expression of Interest for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Solutions for Water Utility in Hyderabad, India
Type:
Tender
Closing Date
: 31 December 2007
Reference
: TRAD 1700

Modifications to Singapore metering code proposed

[img:ema_0.jpg| ]Singapore --- (METERING.COM) --- December 12, 2007 - Modifications have been proposed by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to the nation’s Metering Code to facilitate the connection of embedded generation to the grid and to grant net treatment on non-reserve charges for embedded generators which are not exporting electricity into the grid.

Key changes proposed include the inclusion of generation settlement facilities with capacities less than 1 MW and the provision of suitable metering equipment with bidirectional flow measurement capability.

CPRI is testing energy meters

[img:taj-mahal.thumbnail.jpg| ]Bangalore, India --- (METERING.COM) --- December 11, 2007 – The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) established by the Indian government in 1960, serves as an independent authority for the testing and certification of power equipment and has been testing both electromechanical and electronic meters to ensure they comply to national and international standards. The CPRI functions as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering, assisting the electrical industry in product development and quality assurance.

Japanese language- enabled version of customer care solution

[img:Jap.thumbnail.jpg| ]Tokyo, Japan and Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 3, 2007 – Japan’s Diamond Power has signed a multiple-year contract with Itron Inc. for a Japanese language-enabled version of Itron’s Enterprise Edition™ Customer Care solution, a software tool that gives large power customers online access to consumption data. As one of Japan’s largest power producer and suppliers (PPS), Diamond Power provides both extra-high and high-voltage electricity service to more than 100 commercial and industrial customers.

DataGenic expands into the Asia-Pacific region

[img:Asia.jpg| ]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 29, 2007 – DataGenic, a company providing data management solutions to the utilities industry amongst others, has announced its continued business expansion to take account of the growing number of opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. Jack Lazo and Geoff Urbach have joined the company to support and develop business opportunities there.

Curbing energy theft

[img:Lim.thumbnail.jpg|Alfredo S. Lim,
Mayor, City
Government of Manila
]Manila, The Philippines --- (METERING.COM) --- November 26, 2007 – The city government of Manila has announced plans to reduce the amount of energy theft in its territory by introducing individual electricity meters in areas where poverty is widespread.

The theft of energy has long been a problem for the city, particularly among poorer communities, who are known to use methods of slowing down electricity meters that are both illegal and dangerous.

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