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Public Cellular Service Revenue for Smart Grid Will Reach $1 Billion by 2020

Public Cellular Service Revenue for Smart Grid Will Reach $1 Billion by 2020

According to a recent report from Pike Research, global annual service revenue from public cellular network nodes in smart grid applications will surpass $1 billion by 2020, representing a 27% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2011 to 2020. A cumulative total of 73 million cellular M2M communication nodes will be shipped for use in smart grid applications during the period from 2011 through 2020, the cleantech market intelligence firm finds. Electric, gas, and water utilities have long [...]

Wireless Smart Utility Network Alliance Formed

Wireless Smart Utility Network Alliance Formed

A group of companies announced the creation of an alliance to support certification and promotion of an interconnect standard for wireless smart grid devices to better communicate from remote locations and with home appliances. Today, a group of major companies involved in smart utility network products and technology announced the creation of the Wireless Smart Utility Network (Wi-SUN) Alliance to support certification and promotion of an interconnect standard for wireless smart grid devices to better communicate from remote locations [...]

Huawei and Landis+Gyr sign Collaboration Agreement to jointly develop smart metering solutions

Huawei and Landis+Gyr sign Collaboration Agreement to jointly develop smart metering solutions

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (“ICT”) solutions provider, today announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with Landis + Gyr, a global provider of integrated energy management products and the world’s leader in smart metering.  The agreement will see the two companies form a strategic partnership to jointly develop smart metering and smart grid solutions targeted for commercial launch from mid 2012 onwards. Under Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) plans, every home and [...]

Smart meters in U.S. are a smart investment, reports Fitch

Smart meters in U.S. are a smart investment, reports Fitch

Smart meters will play a growing role in federal and state regulatory and political policymaking, future retail rate design and system reliability standards, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. This expectation follows the 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruling that demand response was equivalent to electric generation and supply, as smart meters are a cornerstone in demand response and energy efficiency programs. In the report Fitch notes that the total number of smart meters deployed since 2008 has risen 53 [...]

Iberdrola contracts for one million smart meters for projects in Spain

Iberdrola contracts for one million smart meters for projects in Spain

Spanish utility Iberdrola has awarded seven companies contracts with a total value of €300 million to supply one million meters with remote management capabilities, to advance its smart grid projects in Spain. The companies are ZIV, Landis&Gyr, Sagemcom, Sogecam, Orbis, Elster and GE. The meters are based on the PRIME powerline communication standard. The project forms part of the STAR (Sistema de Telegestión y Automatización de Red/Remote Grid Management and Automation System) project, which will see some €2 billion [...]

Worldwide smart meter shipments to surpass 140 million units annually by 2016

Worldwide smart meter shipments to surpass 140 million units annually by 2016

Worldwide smart meter shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 grew 11.8 percent over the previous quarter and were up 23.8 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, according to IDC Energy Insights' Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker. In the accompanying forecast, annual smart meter shipments are projected to surpass 140 million units worldwide by 2016, up from 25.4 million in 2011. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.9 percent over the 2011 to 2016 period. The revival of the Canadian market [...]

Over 25 Million ‘Smart’ Energy Management Devices will be Shipped to US Consumers in the Next Five Years

Over 25 Million ‘Smart’ Energy Management Devices will be Shipped to US Consumers in the Next Five Years

According to a new report by IMS Research, over 25 million ‘smart grid-enabled’ devices, such as smart thermostats, smart energy displays, and smart appliances with the ability to communicate with smart meters, will be shipped in the U.S. in the next five years. “The United States is often considered to be at the forefront of smart grid development, and energy reform is high on the U.S. Government’s agenda,” says Lisa Arrowsmith, Senior Analyst, IMS Research. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [...]

New smart water meter deployment and management solution through SaaS platform from Capgemini

New smart water meter deployment and management solution through SaaS platform from Capgemini

An off-the-shelf software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that will allow utilities to deploy radio water meters and networks elements has been launched by Capgemini. The new Smart Water Services Platform is based on the company’s Smart Energy Services (SES) platform, leveraging best practices developed over the last 10 years working alongside the world’s leading utilities in the smart metering field. The Smart Water Services Platform is an end-to-end, integrated workflow engine that is capable of managing the entire radio water [...]

Smart businesses use M2M to comply with EU energy and environmental directives

Smart businesses use M2M to comply with EU energy and environmental directives

In 2008, the European Union (EU) created its 20-20-20 plan which called for an increase in renewable energy by 20%, a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions by 20% and an increase in energy efficiency by 20% - all to be achieved by 2020. The plan is focused on three key areas – buildings, transportation, and industry. To drive the strategy, the EU is working towards the establishment of a Smart Grid which is an intelligent energy network, in collaboration between governments, businesses and citizens. In Europe a number of pilot [...]

Miniature M2M Module by Cinterion Enables Linyang Electronics Smart Meters and Power Management Solutions

Miniature M2M Module by Cinterion Enables Linyang Electronics Smart Meters and Power Management Solutions

Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto company, announces that Linyang Electronics is integrating Cinterion’s tiny BGS2 in their smart metering products and power utilization management terminals. Linyang Electronics is a top 100 electronic information enterprise in China and one of the most competitive in the smart metering industry. Cinterion’s module provides secure wireless data communications for a range of Linyang products and services including load monitoring [...]

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