Advanced meters Asia: Saft supplies 5m lithium batteries for rollouts

April 1, 2015
French advanced battery manufacturer Saft has won contracts to supply around 5 million lithium cells to electricity metering projects in China, India and Taiwan. Saft will deliver its Eternace...

DEWA launches net metering initiative

April 1, 2015
In the Middle East, the Dubai Energy Water Authority (DEWA), has launched a new initiative “Shams Dubai” to introduce net metering, and encouraging building owners to install solar PV panels. ...

Renesas receives full accreditation for powerline modem solutions

April 1, 2015
Japanese semiconductor company, Renesas Electronics  has announced the certification of the second generation of its OFDM powerline (PLC) modem for worldwide frequency bands. Renesas is the fi...

US industrial internet group unveils test-bed for microgrids integration

March 31, 2015
In the US, global non-profit partnership the Industrial Internet Consortium has launched a testbed for  microgrids applications in a bid to introduce the    flexibility of   real-time anal...

Smart meters: Alliander buys 2 million units from Imtech

March 31, 2015
In the Netherlands, gas and electricity distribution company Alliander NV has awarded Dutch metering company Royal Imtech a long-term contract for smart electricity and gas meters. Alliander, ...

New York governor announces smart grid lab partnership

March 30, 2015
In the US, New York governor Andrew Cumomo has announced that state utility the New York Power Authority and SUNY Polytechnic Institute have signed an agreement to create the "world's largest R&am...

Smart meters GB: Institute of Directors joins rollout sceptics

March 30, 2015
In the UK, corporate organisation the Institute of Directors (IoD) has voiced an opinion on the government's smart meter program, warning it could be an "IT disaster". In a report on the plann...

Indian consortium wins tender for Assam smart grid pilot

March 27, 2015
In South Asia, a power distribution company in north-east India has contracted a consortium led by India-based utility software provider Phoenix IT Solutions to deliver a smart grid pilot proje...