Laboratory]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.
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.”
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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.
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.
Arqiva]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.
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.
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:
America]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.
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.