Smart meters: Australia regulates to smooth end of 2.8m rollout

September 1, 2014
As the Australian state of Victoria nears the end of its 2.8 million smart meter rollout, the government has passed new regulations to penalise electricity distributors that have yet to upgrade all cu...

Leviton’s new smart submeter helps comply with green building codes

September 1, 2014
US building systems company Leviton has announced a smart submetering solution for use in industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental applications. Richard Westfall, vice president and g...

Smart meter fires: Lakeland Electric recalls 10.5k Sensus meters

August 29, 2014
Sensus smart meters are again at the centre of a product recall due to overheating safety concerns, the second such incident in the US since Canada's SaskPower halted its rollout due to meter-related ...

Internet of Things: Zigbee approves 1,000th product for wireless interoperability

August 28, 2014
Wireless technology standards body Zigbee Alliance has certified its 1,000th product suggesting an increasing global interest in developing Internet of Things technology. More than 400 manufacturer...

Landis+Gyr, Itron, Elster and ZIV win tender to make Linky smart meters

August 27, 2014
France's national electricity distributor Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) has selected six meter manufacturers to make the first 3 million Linky smart meters for deployment from mid-...

Smart meters: British Gas sets challenge to win over consumers

August 26, 2014
British Gas, one of the UK's big six energy suppliers, launched a publicity campaign this week to generate more consumer interest in smart meters and their benefits. The Smart Meter Challenge wil...

NZ energy companies accused of keeping smart meters ‘dumb’

August 26, 2014
Energy companies in New Zealand have delayed the introduction of smart technology that could cut power bills despite a widespread penetration of smart meter units, an electricity market observer has t...

Smart meter fires: union says electrical workers not at fault

August 25, 2014
The union representing installers of smart meters in Canada's Saskatchewan province claims the electrical workers were not responsible for the fires linked to Sensus Generation 3 units used as part o...