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Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research to pilot smart grid solution from Comintel...

[img:TNB.thumbnail.jpg| ]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 5, 2012 - Trilliant and Malaysian system integrator Comintel have entered into a partnership to provide Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research (TNBR) – the research arm of Malaysia's largest utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – with end-to-end solutions for the utility's first integrated smart meter and smart grid project.

Smart grid VC activity continued weak in Q1 2012

[img:raj.thumbnail.jpg|Raj Prabhu,
Managing Partner,
Mercom Capital
Group
]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 17, 2012 - The lackluster venture capital (VC) investing trend in smart grid continued into this year with a weak first quarter of $62 million going into 10 deals, compared to the last quarter of 2011 with $66 million in ten deals, according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest quarterly review.

Smart grid VC funding drops by half in 2011

[img:raj.thumbnail.jpg|Raj Prabhu,
Managing Partner,
Mercom Capital Group
]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM)  --- January 17, 2012 - The downward trend in venture capital funding for smart grid continued in Q4 of 2011 with the total for the year at $377 million, down by half compared with $769 million in 2010, according to Mercom Capital Group, llc, in its latest annual roundup.

Smart grid VC funding declines in Q3 2011

[img:raj.thumbnail.jpg|Raj Prabhu,
Managing Partner,
Mercom Capital
Group
]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 11, 2011 - Smart grid venture capital (VC) funding in Q3 2011 came in at $97 million in 10 deals, compared to $104 million in 15 deals in Q2 2011, according to clean energy communications and consulting firm, Mercom Capital Group’s latest quarterly survey.

Smart grid VC funding up in Q2 2011

[img:Mercom.thumbnail.jpg| ]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 13, 2011 - Smart grid venture capital funding in Q2 2011 was up compared with Q1 but overall funding levels were still down compared to the same period in 2010, according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest quarterly review of the sector.

However, the quarter was a blockbuster for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

Smart grid VC funding off a cliff in Q1 2011

[img:raj.thumbnail.jpg|Raj Prabhu,
Managing Partner,
Mercom Capital
Group
]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 13, 2011 - Venture capital funding in the smart grid sector fell off the cliff in Q1 of 2011, with $76 million funded in 13 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest quarterly review of the sector.

In comparison, the VC funding in Q4 2010 was $188 million in 18 deals. In fact, according to the review, this has been the worst quarter in VC funding since Q3 2009.

Smart grid venture capital investments reach high in 2010

[img:raj.thumbnail.jpg|Raj Prabhu, Managing
Partner, Mercom
Capital Group
]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 26, 2011 - Venture capital funding in the smart grid sector reached its highest level in 2010, almost doubling compared to 2009, according to the global clean energy market intelligence, consulting and communications firm, Mercom Capital Group, llc.

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