Smart Meters

News and insights into latest developments in meter technology, utility deployment plans and the use of advanced metering infrastructure to improve customer service and demand response strategies. The focus will also include trends in wireless or fixed communications such as power line carrier (PLC) or wireless ad hoc networks over Wi-Fi, wireless mesh networks, low power long range wireless (LORA), ZigBee (low power, low data rate wireless), and Wi-SUN (Smart Utility Networks).

Smart meter benefits

Smart meters: the unsung heroes

Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) has been in vogue for high end customers for the last several decades as it offered on-line monitoring of consumer consumption and behaviour patterns.
hubei

Ed’s Note: We’re all in this together

It has been heartening to see the positive steps taken by multiple utilities around the world to reduce the stress on consumers by allaying fears of cut-off due to lack of payment, while reassuring them that services will continue unabated.
Africa Electrification

Africa’s power industry – insights in 2020

Perhaps more than in any other global region, Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development remains tied to sustained growth in the power sector. The anticipated economic gains of the 2020s will depend in large part on bringing electricity to over 600 million people in the region that currently lack it, writes Steve Chakerian, a senior analyst at smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group.
advanced metering

AMI penetration in Africa: a comparison with global progress

This article looks at the adoption of advanced metering infrastructure in Africa and explores factors driving and hindering rollout of the technology as well as how the solution is helping utilities in the region to address critical energy challenges.
Distributech 2020

DISTRIBUTECH 2020 post-event wrap

On the day before DISTRIBUTECH International’s official kick-off, utilities across the United States were recognised at the pre-event day for their best practices in consumer engagement.
gas meter market

From slow burn to quick-fire: Why the gas meter industry is...

With over 800 million smart meters installed worldwide across electricity, water and gas, it’s fair to say the smart meter movement is...
consumer demands

New energy consumer demands and how to fulfil them

Nicholas Nhede looks at the new energy consumer, what utility customers are demanding, factors driving their demands and some of the measures...
hk electric

Hong Kong utility selects Landis+Gyr for grid optimisation

HK Electric has partnered with Landis+Gyr to optimize the operations of its grid network.
latin america

Coronavirus crisis could promote smart grids in Latin America

CONICET's Patricio G. Donato discusses how hte current Coronavirus crisis can result in the development and implementation of smart grids in Latin America.
gas meter market

Over 16 million smart electricity meters deployed in Q2 2019

Utilities across the globe have deployed more than 16 million smart electric meters between April and September 2019 according to Navigant Research.

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