Smart Grid TAG]Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 18, 2012 - IEEE has announced the formation of the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group (TAG), along with updates to four standards in the IEEE 802 family and a new standards development project.
The new TAG is intended as a collaborative umbrella organization for the multiple IEEE 802 working groups (WGs) and will liaise with key smart grid ecosystem stakeholders, such as regulatory agencies, other standards development bodies and industry organizations.
Minister]Oldenburg, Germany --- (METERING.COM) --- December 14, 2012 - The German government supported eTelligence smart grid project has recently come to a successful conclusion after four years of operation.
The project, one of six in the E-Energy initiative and the first to be completed, was undertaken in the Cuxhaven region in northern Germany.
IMS Research]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 14, 2012 - Distribution automation electronics in the U.S. and Canada will continue to rely on DNP 3.0 LAN for years to come, even as IEC 61850 adoption becomes more mainstream in the transmission grid in North America and in all aspects of the grid in Latin America, according to a new study on smart grid networking from IMS Research.
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Constellation]Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 12, 2012 - Constellation, a business unit of Exelon, has launched VirtuWattLink, the first web service application to facilitate automated load response program participation.
VirtuWatt Link allows a facility's existing automation system to manage load curtailment automatically based upon energy market signals and pre-set scenarios, without the installation of redundant or proprietary building controls hardware.
The Collaborative is aimed to be a cross-sector, neutral forum and focal point for broad-based coordination among energy efficiency activities involving or impacted by standardization (i.e. standards, codes, conformance activities) and regulations.
The project will take place at Troyes in the Aube region, which concentrates the most medium and high wind power in France. Its objectives are to better integrate the wind energy and improve network efficiency, while optimizing the cost of connection.
Minister of Energy
and Climate Change]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 6, 2012 - Britain’s government has set out plans to reduce both domestic and non-domestic electricity demand across the nation,beyond that expected from activities already in place, by a range of measures.
In a new consultation, the potential for demand reduction is considered in both domestic and non-domestic buildings and products and appliances, as well as in industrial processes.
Chairman, AEMC]Sydney, Australia --- (METERING.COM) --- December 5, 2012 - Australian consumers are set to get more options in the way they use electricity, following the publication last week of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) final “Power of Choice” review.
The review, which was requested by the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER),sets out recommendations for improving demand side participation (DSP) in the national electricity market. While there is some evidence of uptake of DSP in the national market over recent years, its efficiency can be improved by more active participation by the demand side.
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Duke Energy]Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 23, 2012 - Duke Energy has launched the “My Home Energy Report” service to 500,000 residential customers in North Carolina showing them how their personal energy usage compares with customers who live in similar homes in their areas.
Minister of Energy,
Ontario]Toronto, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- November 22, 2012 - A working group has been established in Ontario led by the province and the MaRS Discovery District to explore an Ontario Green Button initiative to give families and businesses direct, timely access to their own energy data through a secure download from their utility's website.