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‘Services’ drive global smart home devices market

The global penetration of smart home devices has increased by 37.3% in the first quarter of 2019 from the previous year - report

New report explores the influence of smart homes in the energy...

Navigant Research has issued a new report exploring how smart homes will influence innovation in the built environment.
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Georgia Power expands smart home package

US utility Georgia Power has partnered with Vivint to expand its smart home package.
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Nova Energy unveils smart home internet service for New Zealanders

Nova Energy has unveiled its Plume package to offer smart home internet services to residents.
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Glendale launches new online tool for utility customers

The city of Glendale has launched an online marketplace to offer discounts to consumers wanting to buy smart home devices.
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New report explores smart home tech adoption in multifamily households

A new report examines the business case for smart home technologies in multifamily housing.

Research – key to power systems of the future

[img:ISGAN.thumbnail.jpg| ]By Jonathan Spencer Jones

That research is fundamental to the development of power systems is – or at least should be – self-evident – yet it still needs to be stated and actions taken to ensure that the research happens.

The point is well made, and in fact is one of the main conclusions, in a new discussion paper, Smarter and stronger power transmission: Review of feasible technologies for enhanced capacity and flexibility, which was prepared by Carl Öhlén of the Swedish Transmission Research Institute (STRI) and Prof. Kjetil Uhlen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Department of Electric Power Engineering for the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN).

Canada – power industry needs to better engage consumers

[img:SmartC.thumbnail.jpg| ]By Jonathan Spencer Jones

Canada’s power industry needs to better engage consumers on the smart grid, with apparently little progress achieved over the past year, SmartGrid Canada’s latest consumer survey suggests.

In the first survey last year, 27% of the survey respondents indicated a basic knowledge of smart grids, rising to just 31% this year. However, more significantly last year 68% expressed favorability towards smart grids, while only 54% did this year – perhaps because most see smart grid enhancements as benefiting the system rather than themselves, with almost three-quarters associating smart grids with fewer and shorter outages, but only 17% with home automation systems.

Denmark – all homes to have smart electric meters by 2020

[img:MartinLi.thumbnail.jpg|Martin Lidegaard,
Minister Climate,
Energy and Building,
Denmark]By Jonathan Spencer Jones

Denmark is the next country in Europe to set out its smart meter ambitions – and all homes in Denmark are to have smart electric meters recording hourly consumption by 2020, Climate, Energy and Building Minister Martin Lidegaard announced yesterday.

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British Gas awards £600m deal to Landis+Gyr for smart meters

[img:ChrisWe.thumbnail.jpg|Chris Weston,
Managing Director,
British Gas]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 17, 2013 - British Gas has awarded a £600 million deal to Landis+Gyr, under which the company will supply the majority of the 16 million smart meters for British Gas’ company-wide smart meter rollout.

Britain’s nationwide smart meter rollout, covering both electric and gas metering, is scheduled to start in late 2015, with completion to all homes and businesses by 2020. The rollout includes an in-home display showing customers how much gas and electricity is being used and the cost in pounds and pence.

Ireland’s smart metering program – what information for customers?

[img:Cer%20logo_0.jpg| ]Dublin, Ireland --- (METERING.COM) --- September 10, 2013 - Ireland’s Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is proposing that energy usage information should be provided to customers via three channels – an in-home display, smart billing and customer web interface.

In a new consultation the CER sets out its proposals for these three channels. The in-home display is seen as providing principally near real time information, the smart bill a periodic review of consumption and cost, and the customer web interface access to historical data.

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