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Technology]Houston, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 27, 2011 - CenterPoint Energy has released the results of a 500 participant smart meter in-home display pilot program begun last fall, finding that 71 percent reported changed electricity consumption behavior as a result of the energy use data they accessed on the displays.
Chairman, FERC] Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 21, 2011 The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has found that there is insufficient consensus to institute a rulemaking proceeding to adopt the group of smart grid standards that has been under consideration.
The five families of standards, which help to enable efficient and secure exchanges of information within and across smart grid domains, were:
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HGI]Sophia Antipolis, France --- (METERING.COM) --- July 20, 2011 - The Home Gateway Initiative has published a document setting out the requirements that support software applications on the home gateway within a flexible, managed framework.
The document, “Requirements for Software Modularity on the Home Gateway” (HGI-RD008-3), is expected to bring service providers closer to making more next generation applications a reality.
NAPC]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 12, 2011 - Two new reports on demand response have been released in recent days – an action guide on demand response and smart grid communications from the National Action Plan Coalition (NAPC), and a summary of recent state policy activities in the area of demand response and smart grid from the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS).
First Utility]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 12, 2011-07-11 - U.K. independent energy company First Utility has entered into a partnership with U.S. efficiency and smart grid software company Opower to the company’s home energy management program to First Utility customers.
The program is expected to help First Utility customers find ways to save on their bills. Deployed to all U.K. households, the program is believed to have the potential to save consumers as much as £400 million on energy bills annually.
Commissioner]Brussels, Belgium --- (METERING.COM) --- July 6, 2011 - The European Commission last week released an Energy Efficiency Directive aiming to achieve the 2020 target of a 20 percent energy saving, with smart metering and billing set to play a key role.
The Directive, which presents the legislative framework for putting into place binding measures on energy efficiency, expects that major energy savings for consumers will result from easy and free-of-charge access to data on real-time and historical energy consumption through more accurate individual metering and billing, which will empower consumers to better manage their energy consumption.
Further, these results were accomplished exclusively with pricing signals where consumers could choose to opt-in and select their level of participation. Price signals were delivered with high reliability to consumers, providing them with timely decision-making information.
Hohm will continue to operate through May 31, 2012.
In a blog post, Microsoft says that Hohm has helped demonstrate the critical role of information in helping people and organizations improve how energy is generated, distributed and ultimately consumed, and feedback from customers and partners has remained encouraging throughout its beta period. However, due to the slow overall market adoption of the service, the company is instead focusing its efforts on products and solutions more capable of supporting long standing growth within this evolving market.
Dean of Swinburne’s
Faculty of Information
Technologies]Hawthorn, Australia --- (METERING.COM) --- June 29, 2011 - Swinburne University of Technology is partnering with home energy management company GreenWave Reality to open an Energy Management Research Center (EMRC) at its Hawthorn campus.
According to a recent report, GB Demand Response, prepared by Kema for Britain’s Energy Network Association (ENA), demand response provides seven specific opportunities. These are: