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Richard J. Mark, President and CEO, Ameren Illinois
Both the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to overturn Governor Pat Quinn's veto of Senate Bill 9, the so-called “smart grid bill” aimed to clarify existing legislation pertaining to the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart grid in the state.
Endesa had over 3.5 million smart meters installed by the end of April 2013 at residential customer premises in the regions it serves as an electricity distributor, equivalent to 30% of its overall smart meter installation program in Spain, the company has reported.
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Alstom Grid have established a joint venture, KEPCO Alstom Power Electronics Systems (KAPES), with a focus on delivering high voltage direct current (HVDC) projects in Korea.
Residential energy prices in Europe during 2012 continued their upward trend since the beginning of 2010 and are at their highest level in four years, according to the latest European Residential Energy Price Report.
Jose Antonio Valdez, VP and Headof Marketing and Customer Solutions, Meralco
The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) – the largest distribution utility in the Philippines, with approximately 5.1 million customers – is currently drawing up its advanced metering infrastructure roadmap, with prepay as the first service. The Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a 40,000 meter pilot, and Meralco has tapped GE to integrate Orga Systems’ billing system with Ecologic Analytics’ meter data management system.
The energy sector is undergoing a generational transformation. The limitless availability of affordable energy, in particular electricity, is not a given as prevailing trends in energy provision and usage are unsustainable over the long term. Digitalisation of the electricity distribution grid is essential if we are to meet and manage demand with affordable energy, whilst simultaneously meeting decarbonisation targets.
Prof. Direk Lavansiri, Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand
In order to roll out smart metering and smart grid, ERC will need to prepare a roadmap together with a regulatory impact assessment to detail the appropriate regulatory model to ensure benefits to both operators and consumers – setting up a smart grids working group in order to exchange and transfer knowledge as well as to follow up the technologies and trends will push forward knowledge development and a common vision
A reliable and efficient electricity supply industry remains a vital enabler of the economy of South Africa. Without this capability it is not possible to grow our economy or create the jobs desperately required.
Energy industry veteran James F. Andrus has been appointed as vice president of Global Smart Grid Sales at service assurance solutions provider Tollgrade Communications, Inc., with responsibility for leading the company’s smart grid sales strategies and account management for its LightHouse® offerings worldwide.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) to help advance a coordinated approach to energy efficiency for the United States.