A power outage in Indonesia left close to 100 million people – almost half the country – without power for over five hours recently. The country’s state-owned utility said it did not know the cause of the outage, and the government has ordered an investigation into the matter.
Strong economic growth in Indonesia is causing record demand for electricity, and earlier this year the government instituted energy conservation measures in an effort to reduce pressure on the national electrical grid.
[img:UI_0.jpg| ]New Haven, CT, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 29, 2008 – The United Illuminating Company (UI), a U.S.-based electric transmission and distribution utility, recently implemented Oracle® Utilities Network Management System to automate and streamline its call management process during power outages. UI is also using Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database and PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management.
Comverge Inc. has announced the roll-out of CoolSentry™, a free service offered to businesses and residents in its immediate area of operation. Participation in the programme reduces electricity consumption during peak demand periods through remote conservation cycling of central AC units.
CoolSentry is Comverge's new consumer brand for its load control programmes – over 5 million Comverge load control devices are deployed in utility-based programmes throughout the US. When supply problems are expected the regional power system operator alerts Comverge, and the company sends paging signals to small outdoor CoolSentry devices connected to central AC compressors, instructing them to cycle off.