International focus at Metering, Billing/CRM India: Register before July 31 to...

The 2nd annual Metering, Billing/CRM India taking place October 14-16, 2008 in Mumbai, India will offer a broad international focus.

The high-level speakers at this event include several international case studies on AMI, smart metering, billing and CRM. For the first time this year, the event will also be co-located with Smart Grids India, which will discuss infrastructure requirements and technologies to modernize the existing grid infrastructure and change the “dumb grid” into a “smart grid”.

Four new Centers of Excellence established

[img:wavecom.thumbnail.jpg| ]Issy-les-Moulineaux, France --- (METERING.COM) --- June 25, 2008 – Wavecom S.A. has announced the expansion of its Centers of Excellence (CoE) program to include four new Centers of Excellence across the globe, bringing the total number to six. This highly qualified worldwide network is continuously trained by Wavecom and has proven knowledge in Wavecom technology and wireless connectivity. The centers draw on recognized expertise in hardware design, software and Open AT® embedded application development, system integration, testing, prototyping, certification and manufacturing, and can assist Wavecom customers in achieving their specific requirements for optimized, cost competitive systems fast.

Arizona Public Service, Iberdrola, and North Delhi Power win Edison Awards

[img:Kuhn.jpg|Thomas R. Kuhn,
President,
EEI
]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 19, 2008 – In recognition of innovative leadership and operational excellence in the electric industry, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has named Arizona Public Service, Iberdrola, S.A., and North Delhi Power Limited as winners of the Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor. Arizona Public Service (APS) is this year’s domestic winner, while Iberdrola and North Delhi Power both received the international award.

Indian government buildings fitted with pay-as-you-go meters

[img:prepayment%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg| ]New Delhi, India --- (METERING.COM) --- June 18, 2008 – Many government departments are in arrears with their electricity bills to the tune of thousands of rupees, and distribution companies are installing pay-as-you-go (or prepayment) meters in an attempt to boost revenue collection.

A directive was issued in June last year making it compulsory for government buildings with an electricity load of less than 45 KW to convert their existing meters to prepayment meters, and about 800 such buildings have already gone through the conversion process.

Collaboration provides a cost effective solution for AMM markets

[img:didier_dutronc_0.jpg|Didier Dutronc,
President,
Wavecom Asia-
Pacific, Ltd.
]Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Singapore, Asia --- (METERING.COM) --- June 17, 2008 – Wavecom SA, a provider of industrial wireless technology, has announced a collaboration with EDMI Limited, a manufacturer of AMI systems, for launching advanced metering infrastructure to markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Independent body to test meters when customers complain

[img:India%20flag%202.thumbnail.gif| ]Bangalore, India --- (METERING.COM) --- June 13, 2008 – Many electric customers in India have voiced complaints that the new electronic meters being deployed in the country are faulty, so the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has appointed the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), an autonomous body, to test meters when complaints are received. Customers believe that the meters run fast, and the DERC is keen to appoint an impartial body to establish whether or not this is the case.

Tender for Energy Meters – New Delhi; Closing date June 19,...

Company: India Tourism Development Corporation Limited
Country: New Delhi
Product/Service
: Tender for Energy Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date
: June 19, 2008
Reference
: TRAD 1747

Supply of Electronic Energy Meters – Lakshadweep; Closing date June 16,...

Company: Electricity Department, U.T. Of Lakshadweep
Country: Lakshadweep, India
Product/Service
: Tender for the Supply of Electronic Energy Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date
: June 16, 2008
Reference
: TRAD 1746

Customers will have their meter deposits refunded

[img:ecuna.thumbnail.jpg|Elpi Cuna Jr.,
Vice President for
Corporate Communication,
Meralco
]Manila, The Philippines --- (METERING.COM) --- June 9, 2008 – Customers of the Manila Electric Company will have the deposits they have paid for their electric meters refunded, and no deposits will be levied in future, according to a statement made by Meralco Vice President for Corporate Communication Elpi Cuna, Jr. According to him, “Meralco has ceased charging the meter deposit since the Magna Carta for residential electricity consumers and the DSOAR (non-residential customers) were implemented.

Latching relay for three phase electric energy meters

By Shicai Xie

Latching relay1
Figure 1 – Schematic of traditional
electric meter

Zhejiang Prestige Electronic Co., Ltd is a leader in the development of electric meter components in China. In the relay area, the company possesses an experienced R&D team, with the technical principal a senior expert who has been involved in latching relay research for 45 years. In order to develop a latching relay that meets the requirement of the three phase electric meter with high performance and to solve the technical problems, Prestige Electronics invested significant capital in the world’s first modularised magnetic latching relay, along with reserved intellectual property rights. The project was strongly supported through the product development stage by a leading electric power meter manufacturer in China. The performance, reliability and security achieve the level U3 of the standard IEC62055-31, as tested by the Chinese authoritative laboratory certification organisation. Advantages of the product include:

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