Survey reveals differences between UK and US attitudes to energy management

[img:karl-wills_0.jpg|Karl Wills,
Abacus Billing
]Reading, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 10, 2007 – A survey conducted by Abacus Billing, a provider of smart meter billing, managed services and billing information applications, has revealed that a worrying 94% of US consumers believe the federal government is failing to encourage households to become energy efficient, despite heightened environmental concerns.

Frost & Sullivan market leadership award announced

[img:Logo_Frost_Sullivan_140px.thumbnail.gif| ]Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 10, 2007 — The 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award in the electric meter market has gone to Itron Inc., a company with nearly 45 per cent of the North American revenue share. The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies that demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development.

Largest residential and small C&I VPC program in North America

[img:Robert%20M.%20Chiste.thumbnail.jpg|Robert M. Chiste,
Chairman, President
& CEO, Comverge
]East Hanover, NJ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 9, 2007 – Comverge, Inc., a provider of clean energy solutions through demand response and energy efficiency, has executed a ten year Virtual Peaking Capacity™ (VPC™) contract with The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P). The VPC program will enable CL&P to utilize up to 130 MW of clean capacity in times of peak energy demand, for increased grid reliability at a lower cost than conventional alternatives. The contract is pending approval from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC). The original plan for the program was supported by the DPUC as a result of Connecticut's Energy Independence Act legislation.

Cellnet and Hunt Technologies unite as Cellnet+Hunt

[img:David%20slump_0.jpg|David Slump,
] Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 8, 2007 – Following the announcement in July 2007 that Cellnet and Hunt Technologies would combine their business operations, the two companies have now united as Cellnet+Hunt and are able to offer a broad range of advanced metering and infrastructure communications systems to electric, gas and water utilities. The new company has a staff of 700 and over 20 million advanced metering endpoints installed or under contract for more than 500 utilities worldwide.   

Measurement Canada approves Landis+Gyr meters

[img:K-Base.thumbnail.jpg| ]Ottawa, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- October 8, 2007 – Measurement Canada, an agency of Industry Canada offering services that include evaluating and certifying the accuracy of measuring equipment, has given Landis+Gyr Inc. a 10 year initial re-verification approval for resealing on its already approved S4e and FOCUS™ AL electricity meters.

Southern California Edison signs demand response capacity agreement

[img:brewster1.thumbnail.gif|David Brewster,
]Rosemead, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 8, 2007 – Southern California Edison has signed a new demand response capacity agreement with EnerNOC, a developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, signaling SCE’s commitment to demand response as a reliable capacity resource. The agreement ramps up to 160 MW of load reduction over its term ending in 2012.

Consumer installed electric power monitoring system now available

[img:Powerkuff.thumbnail.jpg| ]Milton, DE, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 5, 2007 – Powerkuff LLC, a privately held Delaware company, has patented and manufactured a consumer installed electric power monitoring system which it says will allow energy users to achieve a 20% improvement in efficiency. An information-based interactive system, the Powerkuff Monitor can be installed on any of the 200 million electric services nationwide without special licenses or tools.

eMeter announces platform certification program

[img:emeter_0.jpg| ]Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 5, 2007 – eMeter Corporation, a provider of advanced metering information system software to electric, gas, and water utilities, has introduced a platform certification program for its EnergyIP software. The program was initiated as part of the rigorous production environment scale testing with eMeter's current production release of EnergyIP 5.0 and is a key step in providing eMeter's EnergyIP customers with additional server and operating system flexibility.

AEP and GE Energy focus on advanced metering

[img:Morris_Mike_0.jpg|Michael Morris,
Chairman, President
]COLUMBUS, OH, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 5, 2007 – American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, and GE Energy, a business unit of General Electric, will pursue the development, integration and deployment of advanced energy delivery infrastructure and metering technologies in an agreement that will enhance the consumer’s ability to control and reduce electricity costs as well as improve the overall efficiency of electricity use.

PPL Electric Utilities wins award for meter project

[img:ppl_logo.thumbnail.gif| ]Allentown, PA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 5, 2007 – PPL Electric Utilities’ efforts to install advanced metering technology and give customers greater information about how and when they use electricity have earned the company a top industry award for metering initiatives.

On October 1, 2007 the company announced that it has been named the winner of the Utility Planning Network’s 2007 award for Best Metering Data Integration Initiative, which recognizes the use of electric meter data to benefit consumers.

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