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2013 – Issue 4

A “Customer First” Take on Vertical Integration

Because of a vertically integrated structure we have been able to optimise the design of our products and business processes to meet consumer needs in the most cost effective manner. This includes everything from...

Theft Identification and AMI

By Brent Hughes, Consultant, MBH Consulting Transformer metering and recently developed theft analytics provide a dramatic new capability to use AMI meter data to detect, locate and characterize virtually all energy theft without field investigations....

Opting for enhanced analytics

In 2004 the Essential Services Commission of Australia mandated smart meters for 2.6 million residential and small business electricity customers in the state of Victoria. The rollout commenced in 2009 and is due for...

Hiring a data dream team

Analysis of data is a process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. It sounds like such a simple thing – collect...

3 Ways Analytics Sheds Lights on “Black Box” Distribution Networks

By Krishan Gupta, Director of Product Management, eMeter The power distribution network is essential infrastructure for any utility – yet most utilities have had remarkably few tools that provide insight into what is actually happening...

The changing role of data in the utility: The future of analytics

Smart Energy International will be addressing the challenges of Big Data across all editions of the magazine, focusing on various elements of the Big Data spectrum. This particular edition focuses on some of the...

The key to unlocking customer engagement!

Smart Grid infrastructure and Distribution Automation solutions have been widely deployed in the past few years, providing strong benefits to utilities and the energy sector as a whole. Conditions are reaching maturity for wide-scale...

Cyber security – how vulnerable is your utility to an attack on your ICS...

When you talk to someone about cyber security the first thought that springs to mind is the Hollywood picture of a spotty faced youth sitting in a darkened room, hacking his way into various...

Kinetis M-Series as a Single Platform Solution

Freescale® Semiconductor, Inc. introduces three types of metering reference designs based on the new Kinetis® M-Series Microcontrollers (MCUs). These MCUs address high accuracy and low-cost needs by providing a high performance 24-bit analog front-end...

A smarter grid with the Internet of Things

Introduction The Internet of Things (IoT) will deliver a smarter grid to enable more information and connectivity throughout the infrastructure and to homes. Through the IoT, consumers, manufacturers and utility providers will uncover new ways...

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