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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.

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Analysis: California smart water meter landscape

A wet winter in the northern part of California has contributed to the lifting of a statewide water limit. And July stats from the US...
gas-fired power generation

Can My Business Have a Gas Smart Meter?

For many businesses, their commercial gas installation is an essential part of operating their business but also a drain on resources.  Paying out utility...
network attached storage

Blog: Utilities’ benefits of cloud solutions

In my last blog, I discussed some of the reasons that utilities have been reluctant to embrace Cloud solutions to the extent that many...
smart grid

Electricity utilities and IoT

In many developing economies more people have ready access to a smartphone and the internet than they have access to electricity. For that reason...
blockchains

Smart grids and blockchains

Solar energy has taken off enormously around the world, and looking at a country like Japan shows what the future of electric vehicles is...
digital transformation

Blog: Utilities lag behind deploying cloud solutions

Cloud solutions mean many things to many people, writes Socha.  For some, the Cloud is all about picking up services, applications…whatever… on-demand from a...
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Trends in Belgium’s smart meter landscape

ABI Research predicts that the deployment of the new metering system by EU member states will have a positive impact on the worldwide installed...
BREXIT, smart meter

Stay or go: How will Brexit impact UK’s energy sector?

The referendum on 23 June will see British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK or Gibraltar determining whether to continue being a...
US consumers smart energy

Is smart grid tech empowering US consumers? Apparently so

Almost 70% of American consumers recently surveyed were interested in purchasing a smart energy appliance, primarily as a means to reduce their electricity bills. 'The...
broadband

Connected home: How do smart meters fit in?

The future for energy management is bright, according to received industry wisdom, due to the guaranteed growth in smart meters and associated smart technology,...

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