248.4 million smart meters, 50 emerging markets, billions in revenue

Metering.com 30 JANUARY 2018 Over the next five years, 50 emerging markets will deploy 248.4 million smart electricity meters with an investment total of approximately $34.7 billion. A further $32.8 billion will be invested in additional smart grid infrastructure over the same period, including distribution automation and battery storage, among other segments. Of the 50 … Read more

Salt River Project report reveals 1MW EV charging peak at 5pm

Metering.com 29 JANUARY 2018 As more drivers invest in electric vehicles (EVs), energy consumption due to vehicle charging is expected to increase as well. With an eye on this upward trend, Salt River Project is working with the Electric Power Research Institute on a study to determine how this will impact the grid in the … Read more

New SECC awards recognise utilities’ customer focus

Metering.com 25 JANUARY 2018 Five utility companies have been recognised by the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) for implementing customer-focused energy ecosystems. Ameren Illinois has been awarded the Smart Energy Innovation Award for their distributed energy resource-focused microgrid initiative. CenterPoint Energy has been awarded the Culture Transformation Award for nurturing a transition to a more … Read more

Landis+Gyr launches IoT platform for expanded utility applications

Metering.com 24 JANUARY 2018 Landis+Gyr has announced the launch of GridStream Connect, a new highly flexible, next generation IoT platform for utility, consumer and smart city applications. According to a statement, the IoT platform is built to seamlessly and securely integrate smart devices using a variety of communication protocols. Gridstream Connect is designed on IPv6-enabled … Read more

Role of smart thermostats to grow in future utility operations

Metering.com 23 JANUARY 2018 This week, we look at the global smart thermostats market and how the technology has been adopted in utilities’ demand response initiatives to meet growing energy demands. We discuss factors driving trends within the market and how the utilities’ industry is addressing challenges, which are negatively impacting on the market. Smart … Read more

Key smart city tech to generate $62bn in revenue

Metering.com 19 JANUARY 2018 Revenue generation from 12 key smart city technologies and verticals will increase from $25 billion in 2017 to $62 billion in 2026 says a new report by ABI Research. ABI Research further forecasts the market will witness 11% growth during the forecast period. Dominique Bonte, vice president at ABI Research, said: … Read more

$100 million for smart grid pilots in Canada

Metering.com 18 JANUARY 2018 The government of Canada, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, has announced $100 million in funding towards the development of smart grids. The funds are being sourced from a $21.9 billion 2017 budget set aside for the development of smart energy infrastructure through the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Energy and Climate … Read more

Analysis: US energy efficiency market grows despite Trump policies

Metering.com 16 JANUARY 2018 This week, we analyse some of the trends within the US energy efficiency market and how players in the segment have kickstarted 2018. “Given 2017, we have reasons to be optimistic about continued progress in energy efficiency,” says Steven Nadel, executive director at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy … Read more

Pacific Power kickstarts AMI rollout for Oregon customers

Metering.com 15 JANUARY 2018 US energy provider Pacific Power has started a statewide installation of smart meters for consumers in Oregon state. Pacific Power will equip some 590,000 business and residential consumers with smart meters until the end of 2019. The statewide deployment of the advanced metering infrastructure has started with installation for 9,000 consumers … Read more

New tariff model to help PG&E expand clean energy portfolio

Metering.com 12 JANUARY 2018 US utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will this April start piloting a Time of Use (ToU) energy tariff model. The pilot will include 150,000 consumers, will increase energy tariff options for energy users and help PG&E customers improve their energy management. The ToU energy tariff model will help the energy … Read more