Smart meter fires: Sensus design at fault, says Canadian review

October 30, 2014
Investigators in Canada have pointed to "shortcomings in the design of Sensus Generation 3.3 Meters" as the cause of eight smart meter units catching fire following utility SaskPower's widespread rol...

Deal watch: Con Edison and Landis+Gyr work on plug-in EV pilot

October 30, 2014
US utility Con Edison has commissioned energy solutions giant Landis+Gyr for a pilot project involving plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations in residential homes. Under the programme, C...

Deal watch: Virginia water utility signs Mueller for leak detection

October 29, 2014
US smart metrology company Mueller Systems has secured a deal with West Virginia American Water for a suite of technology products aimed at reducing leaks at the utility's distribution mains. The...

Smart meter: Renesas billing meter reference kit for Euro market

October 28, 2014
Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics Europe has launched a smart meter reference platform that aims to save time during the design phase of a billing polyphase meter. Bill it!-Smart Meter...

Smart meter: China’s manufacturers see domestic and export demand rise

October 27, 2014
China's smart meter market is expected to grow to 500 million units installed by 2015, according to a report by RnR MarketResearch. In 2014, China's energy sector invited 21 tenders for a total of...

Deal watch: Elster’s AMI deployment in Mississippi

October 23, 2014
In more deal news for Elster Solutions this week, the US metering solutions company announced a contract with a Mississippi utility for its advanced metering infrastructure solution (AMI) for water a...

Deal watch: Elster wins in Belgium with advanced meter platform contract

October 22, 2014
Sibelga, distribution network operator for Belgium's capital Brussels, is getting ready to implement Elster's core platform for the utility's remote metering program, in a bid to be smart-meter rea...

Smart meter tech: TransData sells 5th license for wireless design

October 22, 2014
US electric meter manufacturer TransData has sold a patent for its wireless smart meter technology to a UK wireless street light company. The deal with Telensa represents the fifth licensing agre...