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2014 – Issue 1

In depth: Smart metering migrates into the smartphone era

Briefly put: Significant changes are needed in order to engage the market and enable smart meters to deliver their full potential. Consumers must be motivated and new business models implemented so that we can...
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In depth: Is Africa ready for smart meter implementation and manufacturing?

“Communication is the key to smart meter success! Communication providers therefore have a huge opportunity in the global rollout of smart metering.” Michael J Rhode, Director: Technical Services, Knysna Municipality, South Africa and President...

Empowering energy efficiency

Briefly put: As pressure on organisations, governments and companies mounts with regards to being ‘carbon conscious’ innovation is being powered by the same pressure in the development of building automation and energy management systems;...

Israel’s case for smart grid deployment

Briefly put: The Israeli Smart Energy Association (ISEA) has recently released the first comprehensive study and recommendations for a Road Map for Smart Grid Deployment in Israel. The report provides an outlook on the...

The energy storage challenge

Briefly put: Exploring news ways of storing energy is bringing scientific and technological advancement to utilities across the world. Storage by way of gas to power, or advanced battery technologies will make it easier...
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Privacy and customer energy data

What is informational privacy? The essence of informational privacy relates to one’s ability to exercise control and have freedom of choice relating to the collection, use and disclosure of information about oneself. In the increasingly...

High time for new measurement standards

By Pavel Mihatsch Briefly put: As more elements are added into the grid, power quality standards and measurement need. The situation on the low voltage grid has significantly changed over the past few years. This comes...

E.ON Hungary – New approach to tackling illegal consumption

Increasing illegal consumption is a stringent issue for Hungarian electricity distribution companies. The current difficult economic downturn has been a factor in consumers using illegal connections to get electricity “for free”, causing important losses...

From Smart Metering to Smart Heating

With the development of heat metering reform in China, heat supply companies have been paying more attention to the implementation of smart metering systems. Although a basic consensus has been reached with regard to...

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