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USA OpenADR 2.0a smart grid standard verified

The first servers and clients on the OpenADR 2.0a profile standard have been successfully tested. This will help to refine the standard and progress with the implementation of automated demand response for the smart grid, as announced by the OpenADR ...

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UK demonstrates the first Smart Meter Reading over White Space

On April 26th, the first smart meter reading over  ‘white space’ was demonstrated in the UK by Bglobal, smart energy provider and Neul, a technology provider. The meter reading was carried out over a distance of 1km, using the previously ...

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UK has a strong case for Smart Grid

According to a new report, the initial investment for smart grid development could be moving forward sooner rather than later, with the benefits outweighing the risks. The creation of a smart grid could provide a welcome boost for growth, jobs ...

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Honda Demonstrates Smart Home System in Japan

Honda Motor Co. Ltd has developed the Honda Smart Home System (HSHS) to venture into the smart home market. They are demonstration testing in a house the company built in the Japanese city of Saitama. The HSHS installed in this ...

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German RheinEnergie Installs 30,000 Smart Meters in Cologne

The German energy provider RheinEnergie, has achieved a major milestone in making Cologne a “smart city” by installing smart meters in approximately 30,000 households. The smart meters have been installed in 350 of the larger apartment buildings in Cologne. They ...

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Australian Smart Meter Council Formed in Victoria

A Ministerial Advisory Council for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure program has recently been formed in Victoria, focusing on the benefits of smart meters to consumers and giving people in Victoria a voice in the program. The Council aims to give ...

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New Smart Grid Initiative Established by ITU

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has established a Joint Coordination Activity on Smart Grid and Home Networking (JCA-SG&HN) and has it has the main focus of its smart grid and home networking standardization activities. The Joint Coordination Activity ( the new JCA) has ...

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Big 6 Energy Suppliers to Inform UK Customers of Best Energy Deals

From Autumn 2012 the “big six” energy suppliers in the UK will be required to inform customers in writing each year of the best tariff options for them, and how to obtain them. They will also be required to write ...

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‘Most Advanced Smart Meter’ Rollout by British Gas

A new meter is being rolled out by British Gas into customers homes, described as ” the most advanced smart meter in the word”. Landis+Gyr developed the new meter, which comes with a touch screen display that shows households how ...

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Hansen Technologies CIS selected by Agway Energy Services

Agway Energy Services has selected Hansen Technologies CIS suite for energy retailers who will provide products and services and deliver more cost effective customer service. Hansen will be working with Agway Energy Services to provide the solution for it’s current and ...

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