US energy firms join smart grid trade mission to China

April 20, 2015
In the US, California-based smart grid analytics company C3 Energy has joined 25 American companies in the first Smart Cities-Smart Growth Presidential Trade Mission to China in a bid to "explore how...

Smart grid Netherlands: pilot reveals €3.5m savings is ‘feasible’

April 20, 2015
In Europe, a new pilot study has revealed that the Netherlands can save up to €3.5 million by deploying smart grid technology. The pilot called 'PowerMatching City' is a living lab smart gr...

Global round-up: smart meters, prepaid and AMR news

April 20, 2015
In a global round-up of advanced metering news, Metering.com reports on small-scale rollouts in Kenya, Jamaica and the US. State utility Kenya Power late last week announced its plan to deploy ...

Smart meters help US utilities to cut customer bills

April 17, 2015
In the US, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a settlement allowing state utility Public Service Company to collect US$133 million from customers in rate increases to support smart m...

First Utility delivers smart energy services through mobile tech

April 16, 2015
In the UK, independent energy provider First Utility is aiming to set itself apart from other electricity suppliers including the UK's 'Big Six' by leveraging mobile technology to improve custome...

Johannesburg trials load-limiting smart meters to offset blackouts

April 16, 2015
In South Africa, Johannesburg electricity utility City Power is piloting a load-limiting programme for residents with smart meters in an attempt to ensure households maintain power supply amid ro...

Smart grid: protective relay and data analytics markets to thrive

April 16, 2015
Smart grid forecasts are making headlines this week with US market research company Navigant Research projecting revenue from the global protective relay market to grow from US$5.5 billion in...

Smart grid at Hannover Messe: Schneider and Siemens reveal solutions

April 15, 2015
European engineering giant Siemens and Atos, global digital services company, has launched a joint Industrial data analytics investment programme at Hannover Messe, taking place this week in Germa...