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Opus Energy award Siemens smart metering contract

Siemens has been chosen by Opus Energy to continue it’s smart meter rollout which began in May. The contract is over 5 years and is for meter operation, data retrieval and  processing aggregation throughout England, Scotland and Wales. It follows ...

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Favourable Reaction to Smart Grid in the US

Smart grid consumer awareness seems low in the U.S, but when the concept is explained the reaction is favourable according to the latest Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s (SGCC) Consumer Pulse Study. The greatest interest is in benefits that improve reliability, are ...

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India Receives Grant for Smart Grid from USTDA

The US Trade and Development Industry (USTDA) have awarded a grant of $450,000 to Power Grid Corporation of India for a smart grid project to control electric power on the grid in real time, accommodate renewable energy generation and reduce ...

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UK Network Operators Submit 7 Projects for Smart Grid Funding

Seven projects with a value of £81.5 million have been submitted by British network operators for the next round of funding from the Low Carbon Networks Fund. The projects are: Electricity North West Limited is requesting £10.9 million for the ...

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European Commission’s Recommendation for smart meter rollout lacks specifics on Data Protection

The EC’s Recommendation for the preparation of the smart meter rollout lacks specific and practical guides on data protection, according to European Data Protection Supervisor. Some guidance however can still be given in the data protection impact assessment Template, which is ...

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Telvent chosen by DONG Energy to provide smart grid systems

Danish power producer, DONG Energy have selected Telvent GIT, S.A to supply a full suite of smart grid systems centred on it’s advanced distribution management system (ADMS). The applications will integrate with DONG Energy’s existing Telvent GIS system to provide ...

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US Popular Choice Energy Apps Announced

The Popular Choice winning energy apps have been announced in the Apps for Energy contest, based on popular vote. They have been named as  VELObill from the New York-based cleantech company Zerofootprint and Innovative Solar Demand Response from Dayton, OH. During ...

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Polish Energy Supplier TAURON Approves Radio Mesh Smart Metering System

TAURON, the Polish energy provider with 4 million electricity metering points, has tested Kamstrup’s RF based smart metering system for 14 days in the city of Czestochowa. This demonstrates a 100% hit rate on meter readings which is in line ...

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End-to-end security to be implemented in UK for smart metering

UK energy suppliers will be required to implement end-to-end security for their smart metering systems according to a new consultation for the Smart Metering Implementation Program. The DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) is proposing a new licence condition to ...

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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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