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The US electrical grid in 2030 – an industry vision and...

US electrical coalition GridWise Alliance this week launched the findings of an industry consensus on the future of America's grid in 2030. Based on four regional...
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Smart meter standards: PRIME Alliance version 1.4 specification

PRIME Alliance, the group that promotes open standards for PLC-based smart metering and smart grid deployments, released version 1.4 at European Utility Week at the...
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Modernizing the US grid: which states are winning? The results are...

In the US, the GridWise Alliance and Smart Grid Policy Center this week released the 2014 Grid Modernization Index (GMI). Now in its second year,...
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Energy consumption: customer feedback works, says Norway VaasaETT report

In Norway, changing customer behaviour through feedback on energy consumption could save around seven TWh within two years, or NOK 900-950 (€110) for an average...
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European utilities, engaged households will each save you €40, says report

As European Utility Week takes place in Amsterdam this week, global cloud-based software company Opower has released a report quantifying the value of engaged consumers...
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How reliable is the Western Interconnection grid? WECC outlines key challenges

The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) is a regional forum for promoting electric service reliability in Western Canada and the Western United States. In June 2014,...
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Ireland’s smart meter rollout: updated cost to benefit analysis

Ireland's national smart metering programme (NSMP) is considered to be "broadly neutral" when it comes to comparing costs against advantages with expected annual savings...

Internet of Things: connected devices – opportunities and threats to utilities

The capacity to connect smart devices creates possibilities for an unprecedented degree of control over heating and other energy consumption, states a new white...
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Smart meter security: 43 areas of concerns (by ethical hackers)

“Metering assets are threatened by a multitude of threat actors,” states a new white paper by German cyber protection company Compass Security AG.  Titled 'Smart...
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Europe’s power market: predictions from Nordic energy company Fortum

Europe's total demand for energy is likely to stay unchanged or decrease slightly over the next 35 years, according to a new report by...

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