Energy regulator approves tariff reduction for Ameren customers

Metering.com 12 DECEMBER 2017 US utility Ameren Illinois has secured approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission to reduce its energy tariffs in January 2018. The energy company will reduce it’s tariffs for residential consumers by $1.70. The decrease is the second in two consecutive years. Today’s announcement marks the second consecutive and fifth overall rate … Read moreEnergy regulator approves tariff reduction for Ameren customers

Indirect investment to help China Mobile increase 4G subscribers

Metering.com 8 DECEMBER 2017 State-owned telecommunication corporation, China Mobile, has announced plans to issue $303 million in subsidies towards the development of IoT devices. China Mobile will issue 50% of the subsidies to developers of narrow-band IoT modules and the other half to developers of 4G IoT modules. The subsidies are aimed at reducing the … Read moreIndirect investment to help China Mobile increase 4G subscribers

Demand response for renewables integration worth $1.3bn by 2026

Metering.com 8 DECEMBER 2017 Navigant Research forecasts the global market for demand response for renewables integration will generate $1.3 billion in revenue in 2026. Brett Feldman, principal research analyst with Navigant Research, commented: “Increasing penetration of intermittent renewable generation on the grid raises the risk of supply-demand imbalance, so grid operators will increasingly turn to … Read moreDemand response for renewables integration worth $1.3bn by 2026

EPRI compliance event certifies two vendors of DERMS

Metering.com 8 DECEMBER 2017 The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has issued the first-ever certificates for compliance to two vendors of distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS). The certification of compliance to standards ensures the systems will be able to communicate with the grid and the utility. Schneider Electric and Smarter Grid Solutions received certification … Read moreEPRI compliance event certifies two vendors of DERMS

First Energy awaits greenlight to upgrade Ohio distribution networks

Metering.com 6 DECEMBER 2017 Subsidiaries of First Energy in the US state of Ohio have filed a smart grid proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric illuminating and Toledo Edison are planning to spend $450 million in modernising energy distribution networks over a period of three years. The investment will … Read moreFirst Energy awaits greenlight to upgrade Ohio distribution networks

Energy efficiency survey highlights drivers for investment

Metering.com 5 DECEMBER 2017 Greenhouse gas emissions reduction and energy security are now the largest drivers for investment in the US and Canada according to the 2017 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey. A survey group of 1,500 facility and management executives in the US, Canada and 10 other countries indicates that 70% of … Read moreEnergy efficiency survey highlights drivers for investment

OG&E launches new customer engagement options

Metering.com 1 DECEMBER 2017 US energy provider, Oklahama Gas & Electric (OG&E), has expanded its customer communications suite. OG&E announced its new customer engagement option ‘myOGEalerts’, which will enable them to use text, email and phone to send notifications regarding service delivery. Terena Boyer, director customer operations, commented: “On average during a one-year period, customers … Read moreOG&E launches new customer engagement options

IoT networks to connect 12 billion smart devices by 2027

Metering.com 27 NOVEMBER 2017 Energy market intelligence firm IDTechEx forecasts more than 12 billion smart devices will be connected to Internet of Things (IoT) networks over the next decade. In a new study, IDTechEx found an increase in deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks and Wireless Personal Area Networks over the past four years. … Read moreIoT networks to connect 12 billion smart devices by 2027

Meralco embarks on digital transformation

Metering.com 27 NOVEMBER 2017 ower distributor Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is adopting new technologies to deliver enhanced customer experience and improve grid reliability as part of its digital transformation starting this year. “Meralco has invested heavily in new technologies as we undergo a digital transformation of our company. We will soon be launching a whole … Read moreMeralco embarks on digital transformation

Virginia extends grid reliability efforts with CPower

Metering.com 20 NOVEMBER 2017 In the US, the Commonwealth of Virginia has extended a demand response contract with demand-side management firm CPower Energy through to 2020. CPower has operated demand response initiatives in partnership with the Virginia Division of Energy’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) over the past three years. In 2017, the … Read moreVirginia extends grid reliability efforts with CPower