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Siemens acquires an unnamed smart grid company in Brazil

Siemens is acquiring a specialist smart grid company as part of a $1 billion investment over the next 5 years, further extending it’s capabilities in the smart grid market. According to a statement, the “specialist company” is “a leading provider ...

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UK – Collective Purchasing and Switching Introduced

The UK is introducing collective purchasing and switching, with a view to empowering energy consumers to ensure they receive a good deal on their gas and electricity tariffs without the need to shop around comparing the tariffs. According to the ...

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Scotland – Smart Grid Strategy Launched

A strategy has been launched in Scotland for a smart grid, creating 12,000 jobs in the sector, and setting out the vision for the country as “an exemplar in smart grid adoption and as a leading international provider of smart ...

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US Net Metering increased sharply over last 10 years

There has been a sharp increase in the number of electricity customers participating in net metering programs, in recent years. There was an average annual growth of 56% between 2003 and 2010, including a 61% increase between 2009 and 2010. ...

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Australian Smart Grid, Smart City trial supplied by Landis+Gyr

Landis+Gyr has announced that they are to supply Ausgrid with advanced meters for the government’s Smart Grid, Smart City project. “The meters provide consumers with capacity for real-time metering and management of their energy use,” said Steve Jeston, CEO of ...

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Almost 1 in 3 US households have smart meters

The number of households in the United States that have smart meters installed has increased from 1 in 4 in 2011 to almost 1 in 3 as of this month, according to a new report from the Institute for Electric Efficiency ...

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Electric vehicles spread around the globe

Electric vehicles (EV’s) are appearing on streets around the world, as different cities are promoting them in a variety of ways, according to a new review by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The target is 20 millions EV’s worldwide by 2020 ...

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The Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance (DIEA) established

Denmark aims to become among the first countries to ensure an effective conversion of its power system to a smart grid with the help of the Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance (DIEA). The Alliance (which has been recently established) is an ...

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Guidelines released in Europe for smart grid project cost-benefit analyses

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG Energy) has released guidelines for conducting a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of smart grid projects in Europe. The guidelines, based on the methodology of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), offer a step-by-step assessment framework for cost-benefit ...

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Catalog of Standards – 3 smart grid standards approved

PRESS RELEASE Gaithersburg, MD, USA – The SGIP ( Smart Grid Interoperability Panel) has approved 3 sets of standards for the Catalog of Standards. They are: IEC 61850: The IEC 61850 series of standards define object models, abstract services, and ...

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