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Smart Metering in Europe

Smart Metering in Europe

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Smart Metering in Europe – 9th Edition Executive summary EU27+2 has 277 million metered electricity customers and the annual demand for electricity meters for new installations and replacements is in the range of 12–17 million units. Penetration for smart meters, providing more comprehensive functionality than basic meter data collections, was 18 percent at the end of 2011. By 2017, Berg Insight projects that the rate will increase to 56 [...]

Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of the European smart metering industry in 2013

Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of the European smart metering industry in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for smart metering solutions in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest approximately € 15.8 billion in the deployment of 110 million smart meters. Between 2011 and 2017, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5 percent to reach 154.7 million units at the end of the [...]

Telit modules to help improve Smart Grid in China

Telit modules to help improve Smart Grid in China

Telit and Beijing Yupont to Expand Collaboration into Broader Set of AMR and Smart Grid Products and Value Added Services Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the expansion of cooperation with leading Chinese Innovator in the Smart grid and Automated Meter Reading Segments - Beijing Yupont Electric Power Technology Co., Ltd. Founded in 1996 Beijing Yupont is a hi-tech company incubated by the North China Electric Power Research Institute. [...]

Atmel Showcases World’s First ARM Cortex-M4 Processor-Based Single-Chip Solution for PRIME Smart Metering Applications

Atmel Showcases World’s First ARM Cortex-M4 Processor-Based  Single-Chip Solution for PRIME Smart Metering Applications

New Solution Delivers Unprecedented Level of System Integration, Low Power and High Performance. Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today showcased the world’s first single-chip power line communications (PLC)-based solution using an ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor-based microcontroller (MCU) targeting the rapidly growing PRIME smart metering market at the Metering Billing/CRM Show in Amsterdam. Atmel’s SAM4SP32A is a new compact, highly integrated solution that combines a [...]

Telit Expands Wireless M-Bus Product Line with New 169MHz Module with 1 Watt Output

Telit Expands Wireless M-Bus Product Line with New 169MHz Module with 1 Watt Output

New Telit ME70-169 M-Bus module brings meter manufacturers best in class radio solution in compact 3.3Volt package for easy integration into gas, water, electrical, and heat utility meters. Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the market introduction of the ME70-169 wireless M-Bus module for the European utility meter industry. The new module operates on the European license-free frequency of 169MHz, allowing manufacturers to quickly [...]

Smart metering boom in Europe

Smart metering boom in Europe

By 2020, more than 237 million smart electricity meters will be deployed across Europe and almost 90 percent of the installed electricity meters in Western Europe will be smart, according to a new report from Pike Research. To achieve this goal, more than 30 million meters will need to be deployed annually during the peak years of activity and major upgrade programs will need to be executed in parallel in Europe’s largest countries, along with many smaller projects in a diverse range of countries and utilities. The report says that the [...]

Enexis installs 100,000th Smart Meter with Vodafone M2M

Enexis installs 100,000th Smart Meter with Vodafone M2M

Enexis, one of the largest energy network operators in the Netherlands, has successfully installed its 100,000th smart meter, in partnership with Vodafone. Enexis started installing smart meters in October 2009 after the European Union (EU) introduced a directive in 2008 stipulating that 80% of energy customers must be able to monitor energy consumption by the end of this decade. Following an initial trial of 10,000 smart meters, Enexis partnered with Vodafone M2M so that it could wirelessly monitor energy consumption in near real-time. [...]

Smart Meter Shipments Will Surpass 130 Million Units by 2016

Smart Meter Shipments Will Surpass 130 Million Units by 2016

IDC Energy Insights yesterday released the results of the Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker: global smart meter shipments in the second quarter of 2012 (2Q12) grew 33.6% over the previous quarter, and were up nearly 51.3% year over year. By the end of 2016, IDC expects worldwide annual meter shipments to surpass 130 million units. While smart metering continues to supplant earlier generations of analog and AMR technologies, shipments are showing different growth patterns across various geographies. The U.S. market continues to [...]

Elektrilevi concludes contract for installation of remote-readable meters in Estonia

Elektrilevi concludes contract for installation of remote-readable meters in Estonia

Ericsson Estonia has been declared the successful tenderer in the public procurement organised by network operator Elektrilevi for the supply and installation of nearly 630,000 remote-readable meters over the next four years. "The successful tenderer in the international public procurement was determined in several stages, under heavy competition," said Tarmo Mere, Chairman of the Management Board of Elektrilevi. A total of nearly 94 million euros will be invested in the purchase and installation of the meters and the accompanying IT [...]

News G4S Utility Services awards Telefonica UK one of the UK’s biggest ever M2M wins

News G4S Utility Services awards Telefonica UK one of the UK’s biggest ever M2M wins

Telefonica UK, which operates under the O2 brand in the UK, today announced it has signed an agreement to further extend the partnership with G4S Utility Services (G4S) the world's leading international security solutions group and one of the UK’s major smart meter operations service providers.  The five year agreement, includes the provision of up to 1.4 million SIMs, and will provide G4S Utility Services with Global SIM connectivity to support the delivery of services in the energy market.  The multi million pound contract is [...]

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