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SEAI energy roadmaps point the way to a sustainable energy future for Ireland

SEAI energy roadmaps point the way to a sustainable energy future for Ireland

Future energy system could generate fuel import savings of up to €7.5 billion by 2050. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) recently unveiled three energy roadmaps  to 2050 focusing on the potential benefits of Ireland moving to a future energy system where electricity, managed via a smart-grid, and increasingly generated by wind, meets more of the country’s energy needs, in particular for heat and transport.  The roadmaps, which are developed to inform energy policy in Ireland, demonstrate the potential to: [...]

Mexican Utility Taps Freewave for Smart Grid Project

Mexican Utility Taps Freewave for Smart Grid Project

The Comision Federal De Electricidad (CFE) uses FreeWave wireless data radios for monitoring and control of critical electric power applications. FreeWave Technologies, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, was chosen by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for wireless data radio applications such as power consumption and substation monitoring, as well as control and monitoring of power networks. CFE is the only electric power utility company in [...]

Siemens to Acquire eMeter to Enhance Smart Grid Offering

Siemens to Acquire eMeter to Enhance Smart Grid Offering

Agreement to Purchase eMeter Corporation Will Bolster Siemens Smart Grid Portfolio and Integration Capabilities Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the stock of eMeter Corporation, headquartered in San Mateo, California (“eMeter”). The parties expect to close the deal in December 2011, subject to necessary approvals and customary closing conditions. The parties will not disclose the terms of the agreement. eMeter will be part of the Smart Grid Division of the Siemens [...]

Trilliant Opens the Market for UK Smart Meter Roll-out

Trilliant Opens the Market for UK Smart Meter Roll-out

Smart Grid Leader Launches Industry Interoperability Group, Helping UK households to Unlock Potential Savings of £938M a year Global smart grid communications leader, Trilliant, has recently launched an Interoperability Group, which unifies multiple home energy management devices within a single eco-system.  The formation of the Group provides utilities with a clear, low risk route to help consumers cut their energy bills by up to 10% – by installing smart meters. The Interoperability Group is built around the Trilliant [...]

£57 million funding for smart grid projects in U.K

£57 million funding for smart grid projects in U.K

Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem has awarded £57 million to six smart grid projects in the second round of funding from the Low Carbon Networks Fund. The six projects, which were the only projects entered in this funding round, have been awarded amounts ranging from just over £2 million to almost £23 million, and will run in several areas of the country. Electricity North West Limited receives £9.1 million for a “Capacity to consumers” project, which will trial new operational techniques to release latent capacity within [...]

New interactive map of smart grid projects in Europe

New interactive map of smart grid projects in Europe

Looking for a smart grid project in Europe? – then checkout the new interactive map providing the most up to date information on over 200 projects under way in member states and at European level. The map is based on information collected by the EC’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), when it was compiling a project inventory earlier this year. “Initiatives on smart grids have been growing in number and scope throughout Europe for the past few years. To further support the transition to the [...]

M2M Applications Use in the Utilities Sector – Beyond Meters into the Grid

M2M Applications Use in the Utilities Sector – Beyond Meters into the Grid

During upcoming web conference Frost & Sullivan’s Yiru Zhong will discuss strategies for ICT players to stay ahead in the M2M game. The M2M market in the utilities sector is one of the top three industries with immediate deployment potential. The Europe 2020 target to decrease carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 has buoyed the energy sector demand for M2M products and services. Main telecom providers and IT players are already involved in the major smart metering projects. To entrench their market positions the market players have to seek [...]

Utilities’ Adoption of Public Cellular Networks for Smart Grid to Drive Shipments of 73 Million M2M Communication Nodes Worldwide by 2020

Utilities’ Adoption of Public Cellular Networks for Smart Grid to Drive Shipments of 73 Million M2M Communication Nodes Worldwide by 2020

According to a new report from Pike Research, increased utility adoption of public wireless networks around the world will drive the cumulative shipment of 73 million cellular M2M communication nodes for use in smart grid applications during the period from 2011 through 2020. Public cellular networks are ubiquitous around most of the world, and depending on the network technology, feature exceptional data capacity, high transfer rates, and a high level of responsiveness to support near [...]

OnStream’s gas and electricity meters become even “smarter” thanks to a wireless solution from Telenor Connexion

OnStream’s gas and electricity meters become even “smarter” thanks to a wireless solution from Telenor Connexion

OnStream’s innovative and wirelessly connected smart meters enable consumers to have more control over their energy consumption and supports the benefits of smart grids. OnStream, a National Grid company, provides gas and electricity metering solutions across the UK. The company’s new mobile communications-based  meters enable low levels of power consumption and include the ability to communicate with smart appliances leading to the formation of the smart grid. Telenor Connexion, the world leader in premium M2M solutions for [...]

Worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will reach 602.7 million units in 2016

Worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will reach 602.7 million units in 2016

New research from the analyst firm Berg Insight says that the worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.6 percent between 2010 and 2016 to reach 602.7 million at the end of the period. During the next five years, penetration rates for smart metering technology are projected to increase from around 15–25 percent today to around 50 percent in Europe and North America and over 75 percent in Asia-Pacific. By 2020, penetration rates are expected to approach 100 percent in most [...]

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