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ETSI Approves Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) for Grid Technologies

ETSI Approves Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) for Grid Technologies

ETSI has recently published two specifications for Smart Grid that will help drive the development and deployment of open, interoperable smart grid technologies internationally. As the smart grid evolves, it will become commonplace for utilities to cooperate with grid-aware systems and devices to reduce power usage intelligently, giving commercial, industrial and municipal users reduced rates in exchange for lower consumption while increasing grid reliability and the use of renewable energy sources. Automated demand response, peak load [...]

First smart grid ready appliances from Whirlpool due in 2012

First smart grid ready appliances from Whirlpool due in 2012

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool is to introduce its first smart appliances in 2012, with others to follow before the end of 2015. In an announcement from CES 2012, the company said that over the next 18 months, four “connected” appliances will be introduced, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer. “Our electric grid is more than 100 years old and not designed to handle all of the appliances in today’s home,” commented Warwick Stirling, global director of energy and sustainability for Whirlpool [...]

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 [...]

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