Smart meter fires: SaskPower and Sensus hit again as 10th unit overheats

December 19, 2014
In Canada, Saskatchewan electric utility SaskPower faces further embarrassment as it confirmed that a 10th smart meter installed as part of a province-wide rollout had failed this week due to overhea...

Tantalus says US municipal utilities engaging with AMI overlay solution

December 19, 2014
US smart grid company Tantalus has made public the level of interest it has received from municipal utilities in its low-cost advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) migration solution. Tantal...

Smart meters Africa: Zimbabwe’s tender in question due to corruption allegations

December 19, 2014
In Southern Africa, Zimbabwe's smart meter acquisition is descending into chaos amid forced resignations and corruption allegations. Following the announcement earlier this month that state-own...

Deal watch: Texas electric cooperative buys Aclara AMI solution

December 18, 2014
US advanced metering infrastructure supplier Aclara Technologies is closing the year with a deal for its power line communications system. Texas-based Lamar County Electric Cooperative Association ...

GE beats market to UL safety certification for all smart meters

December 17, 2014
The utility solutions arm of GE has secured a voluntary safety certification for its commercial and industrial smart meters. GE's Digital Energy worked with global standardization and quality compa...

Engerati’s Week in Smart Energy: the economic value of smart meters

December 17, 2014
Nick Hunn’s frustration at the delay in smart meter deployment in the UK is very clear in his guest article UK Smart Meters Delayed. Again and perhaps his irritation is well founded, writes Denise ...

Smart meters GB: MPs progress report positive about 2020 deadline

December 15, 2014
The UK is making "good progress" towards achieving a rollout of 53 million smart gas and electricity meters by 2020, according to a report by a government committee assigned to monitor the smart meter...

Smart meters Australia: utilities hike fees as rollout nears US$1.9bn

December 15, 2014
In Australia, energy companies in Victoria have received approval to increase annual smart meter fees by up to 28%, according to local media reports. The Australian Energy Regulator last week rubbe...