Water meters are not all created equal, study finds

[img:barfuss.thumbnail.jpg|Steven Barfuss,
Utah Water
]Denver, CO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 23, 2011 - Not all water meter types are created equal and some manufacturers produce a superior product, a new study from the U.S. Water Research Foundation has found.

Some meter types pass the American Water Works Association (AWWA) registry standard tests more consistently than other meter types, the study found. And surprisingly it says, most manufacturers that publicize AWWA standard compliancy do not consistently meet the organization’s metering standards.

Tendril partners with AMI communications vendors to access 85 percent of...

[img:adrian_0.gif|Adrian Tuck,
CEO, Tendril
]Boulder, CO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 9, 2011 - Tendril, provider of a cloud platform for the energy internet, now works with all of the top advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications suppliers, making it, the company says, “the de facto cloud technology platform for providing real time communications and control from the meter to the home and from the cloud to beyond the meter.”

Worldwide smart meter shipments reach record in Q2 2011, pushing installed...

[img:RyanR_0.jpg|Ryan Reith,
Program Manager,
IDC Energy Insights
Smart Meter Tracker
]Framingham, MA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 7, 2011 - Global smart meter shipments reached a new high in the second quarter of 2011 with shipments growing 4.1 percent over the first quarter of this year, according to IDC Energy Insights’ Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker.

Sensus and Ecologic Analytics partner to provide pre-integrated smart meter solutions

[img:partnershipsweb_2.jpg| ]Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 25, 2011 - Sensus and meter data management system (MDMS) provider Ecologic Analytics are partnering to provide a pre-validated, pre-integrated communications solution for electricity customers using the Sensus FlexNetTM advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system.  

The solution is based on the IEC 61968 Part 9 interface, the interoperability standard to provide a CIM (common interface model) gateway for meter reading and control data to be exchanged between the Sensus radio network interface (RNI) head end system and the Ecologic MDMS application.

Meter manufacturers to integrate FlexNet solution

[img:DavidG_0.jpg|David Green,
Smart Metering
Program Director,
]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 16, 2011 - Several major meter manufacturers, including EDMI, EM-Lite, Itron, OnStream and Secure Meters, are to integrate Sensus’ FlexNetTM long range radio communications solution for smart metering and smart grid into their smart meter product portfolio.

Sentec attends Palace reception to celebrate innovation award win

[img:Queen_3.jpg| ]August 5, 2011 - Sentec, the world leading supplier of smart grid and metering technology, was honoured recently at a Buckingham Palace reception for its Sterling technology, which won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.

The Sterling technology is at the heart of highly innovative smart meters including both the Sensus iPerl smart water meter, currently being installed across the US and the Aquiba A200 smart water meter offered in the Australian market. This is the second year in a row that the company has been honoured with a Queen’s Award.

SAE International standards for EV’s among first chosen for Smart Grid...

[img:ChevyVoltPlug062_0.jpg| ]August 4, 2011 - Two SAE International electric vehicle standards were among the first six standards added by The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) into its Catalog of Standards. The standards, which gained approval by over 90 percent of SGIP members, reflect the high-priority national standards needed to convey the modern and energy-efficient power grid with seamlessly interoperable components. The SGIP, a consensus-based group of more than 675 public and private organizations was created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to coordinate the development of U.S. Smart Grid standards.

FERC finds no sufficient consensus for smart grid interoperability standards

[img:Jon%20Wellinghoff_0.jpg|Jon Wellinghoff,
Chairman, FERC
] Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 21, 2011 The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has found that there is insufficient consensus to institute a rulemaking proceeding to adopt the group of smart grid standards that has been under consideration.

The five families of standards, which help to enable efficient and secure exchanges of information within and across smart grid domains, were:

Deployment of smart grid for water growing, AWWA attendees report

[img:MikeT_0.jpg|Mike Tracy,
Executive VP,
Sensus North
]Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 14, 2011 - There has been a 10 percent year-on-year increase in the planned or completed deployment of smart water systems, according to water utility representatives at the recent American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) ACE11 conference in Washington, DC.

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative selects Siemens and eMeter for meter data...

[img:asset.asp.thumbnail.jpg| ]Hughesville, MD and Orlando, FL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 7, 2011 - Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), one of the ten largest customer-owned electric cooperatives in the U.S., has selected eMeter’s EnergyIP® meter data management system (MDMS).

Siemens Energy will integrate the MDMS with SMECO's key operational and customer service systems. This integration will assist SMECO in reaching the EmPOWER Maryland goals, which target a 15 percent reduction in total electric usage on a per capita basis by 2015.

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