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Communication strategies for rural smart meters

Conference: Metering, Billing/CRM Africa 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Presenter: Roland Hill
Abstract: Presented by Roland Hill at Metering, Billing/CRM Africa 2007


Smart meters for U.K. households within 10 years

[img:Darling.thumbnail.jpg|Alistair Darling,
Trade & Industry
United Kingdom] London, United Kingdom --- (METERING.COM) --- May 23, 2007 –New requirements for meters with real-time displays and the provision of smart meters to all households within 10 years are among the proposals in the U.K.’s energy White Paper released today.

As one of the key measures for energy saving in households, the government proposes that within the next 10 years all domestic energy customers will be supplied with smart meters with visual displays of real-time information that allow communication between the meter, the energy supplier and the customer.

Smart meters coming to Ireland

Ireland’s government will make a decision by the end of 2007 on the roll-out and funding of a national five-year programme to install smart meters for all householders.

In addition steps will be initiated, in conjunction with the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) and energy suppliers, to roll out the provision of real time energy displays for households which have demonstrable potential to reduce energy bills.

Regulatory approval sought for installation of smart meters in New York

[img:NYSEG_0.gif| ]New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 12, 2007 – New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is seeking regulatory approval for the installation of an advanced metering system for its 1.8 million customers. The utility hopes that approval will be granted in the fall; if it is, deployment of the new meters will start in early 2008, and will take about three years to complete.

Green Mountain Power considers smart meters

[img:gmp_logo_0.gif| ]Colchester, VT, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 7, 2007 – Vermont-based Green Mountain Power Corp. (GMP) has been trialing an AMR system using drive-by technology, but now the utility is considering a move to smart metering, with a pilot project already underway.

The pilot project involves the deployment of meters offering two-way communication that will send and receive information to monitor load and customer usage, provide customer information, and help the company with outage issues. Various communication media, including wireless, power line cable, fiber, and cell phones are being considered. Many of the company’s customers live in remote areas, and the final technology choice will be made according to which one works best in a particular area.

CL&P files for smart meters

[img:Robert%20Necci_0.gif|Raymond P. Necci,
CL&P] Berlin, CT, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 16, 2007 –The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has filed information with the state regulator outlining how smart electricity meters could become standard equipment for all of its nearly 1.2 million customers by 2010.

CL&P’s proposed open advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system is based on the Intelligrid architecture.

Smart meters and San Diego Gas & Electric’s vision

Conference: Metering, Billing/CIS America 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Presenter: Ted Reguly
Abstract: Presented by  Metering, Billing/CIS America 2007

Ofgem launches consumer program, commits to smart meters

[img:Sir%20John%20Mogg.thumbnail.JPG|Sir John Mogg,
Gas & Electricity
Markets Authority]United Kingdom, London --- (METERING.COM) --- April 2, 2007 –The UK energy regulator Ofgem’s new Corporate Strategy launches its consumer program, Consumer First, and includes further commitments towards the implementation of smart metering.

Through Consumer First Ofgem aims to improve understanding of the developing interests and concerns of household energy consumers and to ensure that it is engaging effectively with the priorities of these consumers. A project is well under way to compare Ofgem’s approach to determining the interests of domestic consumers on energy issues with current best practice, and the results will be used to inform the regulator’s future approach, especially in relation to understanding the consumer’s perspective on sustainability considerations.

Hunt Power announces name change to MeterSmart

[img:Hugh%20Baker_0.jpg|Hugh Baker,
MeterSmart]Dallas, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- March 19, 2007 – In order to reflect the company’s focus on metering and demand side systems integration, Hunt Power L.P. has announced that it is changing its name to MeterSmart. The change aligns the company's strategic vision with its leading brand, MeterSmart. Hunt Power's meter data management division has operated under the MeterSmart name since 2000, when it became the first competitive metering service provider in the state of Texas. MeterSmart has since expanded its meter data management presence into a national footprint.

Smart meters coming to Ireland

[img:noeldempsey1_0.JPG|Noel Dempsey,
Minister for
Communications Marine
and Natural Resources]Dublin, Ireland --- (METERING.COM) --- March 14, 2007 – Ireland’s government will make a decision by the end of 2007 on the roll-out and funding of a national five-year programme to install smart meters for all householders in both new and existing housing stock.

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