UK government confirms further delay to DCC launch

August 4, 2015
In the latest news on the UK smart meter rollout, the government department overseeing the deployment has confirmed a four-month delay to the launch of the network operator Data Communications Com...

Brazil smart grid project to create communication protocol by 2016

August 4, 2015
In Latin America, Brazil expects to complete a communication protocol for smart grid interoperability by the end of 2016.Brazil's advanced metering project, known as Sibmah, is a platform tha...

Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration – the results

August 4, 2015
In the US, a report analysing the technology used for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project has concluded a need for greater interoperability.The technology review analysed th...

Smart prepaid meters: Eskom seeks 32k for Johannesburg area

August 4, 2015
South Africa's parastatal utility Eskom has issued a tender for the supply and delivery of 32,885 smart prepaid meters for deployment in the city of Johannesburg.Tender deadline: 18 August, 20...

Peak time savings: ComEd’s kicks off smart meter-enabled programme

August 3, 2015
In the US, major energy utility for the state of Illinois Commonwealth Edison is offering its smart meter customers cash incentives or credits to cut electricity usage during periods of high deman...

Smart meter deals: Avantha, Elster and Iskraemeco secure contracts

July 31, 2015
In a rash of mid-year smart meter deals, Avantha Group Company CG, Elster and Iskraemeco have this week confirmed contracts for rollouts in Europe and North America.The Bombay-based conglomer...

Smart meter cellular news: Telekom Austria secures 4G deal

July 30, 2015
In smart meter cellular news, Telekom Austria Group M2M has secured a tender with energy supplier Netz Burgenland Strom.Telekom Austria will use its 4G/LTE solution, launched in March 2015, ...

Smart electricity meter market up 10% but Europe feeling pinch

July 29, 2015
The smart electricity meter market saw double-digit growth in 2014 bouncing back from a slowdown in 2013.There are winners and losers though according to the latest figures from global resear...