Smart meter: Was Baroness pushed out due to criticism of meter rollout programme?

July 3, 2015
The new British Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, has not confirmed the reappointment of Baroness McDonagh as the chairman of Smart Energy GB, raising concerns in the sector, the BBC reports.Accor...

Prepaid metering: Philippines trial and global opportunities on the rise

July 2, 2015
Prepaid electricity is now being offered to the residents of Naga by the Visayan Electric Company (Veco), as part of a pilot programme to assess the viability of the technology in the Philippines....

Smart Grid: Hansen and Toshiba partner to distribute Peaceplus solution

July 1, 2015
Hansen and Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions have partnered to distribute Hansen’s Peaceplus customer management and billing solution into the Japanese retail market.The agreement will see Ha...

Metering: GB prepaid charges plus Nigerian plan to improve low metering rates

July 1, 2015
Ofgem, the electricity and gas regulator in the UK has found that 40% of providers charge customers for the installation of prepaid meters, while another 5% charged for the removal of these meters...

Smart grid: Jeju Island Innovation Center

June 30, 2015
Jeju island will be an island example of smart tourism and energy self-sufficiency, said Korean President Park Geun-hye at the launch of the Jeju Creative Economy Innovation Center.According t...

Smart meters: global news roundup

June 30, 2015
In Long Beach, California, officials are using smart water meters as part of their efforts to manage the current water crisis.According to Digital Trends magazine, a 200 smart meter pilot, whi...

Kentucky co-op deploys OATI meter data tech; S.Africa’s US$70m rollout ‘back on’

June 25, 2015
In the US, the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) has completed phase one of a centralised demand management system in a bid to meet the market requirement of wholesale electricity organisation ...

Smart meter news: California trials retrofit water tech; BC Hydro sues customer

June 24, 2015
In a global round-up of smart meter news, the US state of California is responding to the state-wide drought with trials of a water metering programme.Long Beach is three months into a smart ...