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).

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.
Kano

Nigerian DisCo steps up metering efforts

The management of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has decided to intensify efforts to meter it's customers as quickly as possible.
communications module

Itron launches next-gen RF communications module for utilities in EMEA

Itron has launched its Cyble 5 communications module for utilities and cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Statkraft

Emerging platform business models disrupting utilities

n this episode Steffen Funck from Statkraft Ventures GmbH shares his insights on the platform business model and how it is changing utility strategies and mindsets.
5G, Telefonica Deutschland

Ed’s note: Corona, 5G and F.O.G

Last week we considered some of the impacts of the virus on the power sector in the long term, and this week, I’d like to consider some additional news related to the outbreak.
castle

Smart grid security and defensive military architecture of the middle-ages; an...

Why are our castles now just romantic ruins? Part of the answer is gunpowder and the...
customer experience

Itron and Smart Energy Water partner on customer experience

Itron has partnered with Smart Energy Water (SEW) to promote customer experience in the global energy and water industries.
grid digital twin

Washington utility creates digital twin of electricity network

This week, IQGeo said that it is helping Peninsula Light, a small electric coop in Washington state, to create a digital twin of its electric network, which will include a new mobile meter deployment capability.
SMETS2

SMETS2 meters account for 90% of smart meter installations

The migration of SMETS1 meters onto the Data Communications Company’s (DCC) systems is making progress, says Cornwall Insight.
italy

Ed’s note: Coronavirus 1 – 0 Energy sector

In efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus across its worker base, Chinese factories have been closed for almost a month,...

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