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2014 – Issue 5

Opinion: rough ride ahead for all involved in GB smart metering program

Her Majesty’s Government smart metering programme for Great Britain is destined to give all those who are mandated to mount the horse a very rough ride. Each person or company expecting to ride this...

In depth: European Utility Week 2014 – the event in review

The winners, product launches and insights from Europe’s largest gathering of energy professionals. European Utility Week has announced that the event will be moving to Vienna in 2015, and this move has been met by...

In depth: closing the smart meter circle – the importance of software

How can utilities increase performance and reliability of the functionality in connected devices? The figures are enough to make any mind boggle, even in the burgeoning technology of machine to machine (M2M) communications and the...

Technical feature: How to correct cross-wire faults in meter networks

The technical considerations when overcoming large ground potential difference between remote bus nodes. Worldwide energy metering networks usedifferential data transmission based onRS-485 technology to span long distancedata links. To overcome large groundpotential differences between remote...

In depth: EU guards privacy of smart meter data with assessment template

Under the 2030 policy framework, smart grids alongside interconnectors and storage will facilitate the transformation of energy infrastructure in order to accommodate higher shares of variable renewable energy and ensure security of energy supply. Indeed,...

In depth: Deploying a wireless AMI at a US water utility – the benefits

Wireless AMI is making it possible for Madison Water Utility to provide metered readings from their customers in a more timely fashion; however the implementation of the project has had other (unexpected) benefits. Madison Water...

In depth: PLC communication – the transmission chain’s weakest link?

There is no doubt that power lines are part of critical infrastructure. Power engineering is now in its most dramatic development phase. Unfortunately, progress in technologies and political decisions tend to complicate development. After...
Grid modernization index report GMI

In depth: How to unlock the potential of demand response in Europe

Adapting demand may be the key to managing grid instability and demand spikes,especially in the face of increasing renewable energy penetration. However, effective regulation is needed to make this a workable, long term option....
GB Smart meter, Smart Energy GB should push back campaign launch

In depth: Who will be the ‘game changers’ in the smart metering race?

From the end of 2015, the smart meter roll out will begin in earnest in Britain. By 2020, more than 53 million old-style gas and electricity meters will be replaced by new digital smart...

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