The software taps data captured from smart meters – on service availability and assurance – and then correlates it according to policies to provide greater insight, thereby enable operational improvements. When data events fall outside the normal patterns, the software can automatically trigger customer service to create a work order or for staff to take the appropriate actions. By doing this, network faults can be detected and even prevented.
Pecan Street Project]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- March 1, 2011 - Are you a smart grid company with a great technology that you to want to validate and show to major customers? If so the Pecan Street Project would like to hear from you.
In the RFI that was released last week, “Open innovation” is one of the three “areas of interest” that the Project will focus on in its smart grid demonstration.
EU Commissioner]February 14, 2011 - Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy Security for Europe in a speech at Kings College London outlined the potential for a new energy policy. In summary he stated that now is time to pave the way for another European integration project of vast potential: a true European energy policy.
Services, Luxoft]Moscow, Russia and New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 9, 2011 - Application and product engineering outsourcing services provider Luxoft has announced the market’s first ZigBee Smart Energy wireless communication module for Landis+Gyr’s E350 flex meter.
By combining the quality and power of the Landis+Gyr E350 metering device with the easy-to-deploy ZigBee Smart Energy communication protocol, Luxoft enables utility companies the ability to better manage wireless devices at customer sites. As a result, utilities can significantly reduce operating costs and better allocate resources during periods of fluctuations in energy consumption.
[img:PowerTab_0.jpg| ]Perth, Australia and Vancouver, BC, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- February 2, 2011 - Western Australia power companies Synergy Electricity Retail Corporation and Western Power have launched a 2,200 home trial of Canadian developer Energy Aware Technology’s PowerTab in-home power consumption display.
The trial forms part of the Australian government's $94 million (US$ million) Solar Cities program. The Perth Solar City in Perth's Eastern Region includes the Shire of Kalamunda, Town of Belmont, Shire of Mundaring, City of Swan, Town of Bassendean and Town of Bayswater.
[img:RichScholer.thumbnail.jpg|Richard Scholer, Chair,
SAE Hybrid Vehicle
Force Committee]San Ramon, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 31, 2011 - The ZigBee Alliance and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) have entered into a collaboration on the development of ZigBee Smart Energy to support plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and enable vehicle to grid (V2G) communication and power capabilities.
Tengelmann Energie]Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany --- (METERING.COM) --- January 28, 2011 - Energy service provider Tengelmann Energie is partnering with KiK and Deutsche Telekom on a smart meter pilot project at 50 KiK stores.
In its market role as a metering point operator, Tengelmann Energie plans to monitor the power consumption in the KiK stores and to transmit the relevant data to its central database, to KiK, and to the relevant local network operator.