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Halt on Nuclear Plans at Wylfa and Oldbury

RWE Npower and E.On announced they will not be developing new nuclear power projects in the UK, which causes a setback to the government’s plan to attract investment in new nuclear power stations. Both firms were planning to invest in ...

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Smart Homes Support From E.ON

E.ON has awarded a total of 1 million euros to 3 international research teams from the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany to develop smart home technologies, in the 4th round of research awards. IMDEA Energia from Spain and City University ...

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GE Energy Introduces New PRIME Compliant Smart Meter

GE Energy has introduced a new PRIME (Power Line Intelligent Metering Evolution) PLC compliant smart meter the SGM1100, to provide a cost-effective  solution for utilities to meet the requirements of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The SGM1100 is a single ...

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Availability of Green Button Increased by 15 million

On March 22nd, there was a meeting at the White House where utilities and companies gave commitments to expand availability of the Green Button initiative by 15 million households. There are 9 utilities that will provide the Green Button, and ...

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Atos Awarded a 10-year Contract by EDF Energy

IT services company ATOS has been awarded a 10-year  contract by EDF Energy, worth in excess of £100 million to provide data centre services for it’s UK businesses. “The new solution will enable us to run our business more cost ...

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First 900 MHz ASTRO 25 Digital Radio System Deployed by ComEd

ComEd has joined with Motorola Solutions Inc. to deploy a 900MHz ASTRO 25 digital trunked radio system to improve coverage, audio quality and reliability throughout northern Illinois and the greater  Chicagoland area. It will provide voice despatch and integrated data ...

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Remote Scottish Island Requires Meter Reader

A remote Scottish Island, The Isle of Rum which is located 14 miles off the north of Scotland’s west coast, is looking for a meter reader. Scottish Natural Heritage is offering the post as an initial 3 year position, with ...

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Spanish Utility Iberdrola Funds 1 Million Smart Meter Projects

Iberdrola has awarded seven companies a total of 300 millon euros to supply a million smart meters with remote management capabilites across Spain. ZIV, Landis&Gyr, Sagemcom, Sogecam, Orbis, Elster and GE are the companies involved, and the meters are based ...

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Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan Filed By Hydro-Quebec

Hydro-Quebec has filed with Régie de l’énergie a proposed smart meter opt-out plan, which would allow customers to have meters that don’t emit radio frequency (RF) energy. The customers could request to opt-out, but would have to pay an initial fee of ...

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Ecova Named One of Top Smart Grid Vendors

Groom Energy has named Ecova a Smart Grid Vendor to watch in their report entitled ” The Enterprise Smart Grid – a Corporate Buyer’s Guide for Energy Management Software “. The report is based on data collected from 65 interviews with ...

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