SaskPower’s smart meter rollout subject of independent probe

August 20, 2014
In a further blow to Canadian state utility SaskPower's smart meter rollout, an agency of the provincial government is conducting "a thorough review" of the programme. Crown Investments Corporation...

Smart meters: how to make anti-tamper switches eco and secure

August 19, 2014
Relays and switches play a central role in protecting smart meters against illegal tampering and manufacturers are coming up with new designs to meet European Union directives on reducing consumption...

EnVerv’s newest smart meter partner – China’s Holley Metering

August 18, 2014
US fabless semiconductor company EnVerv and Chinese metering giant Holley Metering have teamed up to develop a range of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products for Thailand, the latest in a n...

Smart meters Poland: no legal framework for nationwide rollout

August 14, 2014
In Poland, a lack of legislation supporting EU directives on smart metering are holding back the country from a wide-scale rollout, according to local media sources. The Polish Power Transmission a...

Cyan and GridSense team up to target meter tampering in India

August 13, 2014
UK metering software maker Cyan has signed a deal with US smart grid company GridSense to offer anti-tampering solutions to India and other emerging regions, the latest in a series of agreements for C...

Water meter deals: Itron wins Dutch order and Badger buys distributor

August 13, 2014
Itron has won a contract with Dutch water supplier Evides Waterbedrijf for its AMI-ready volumetric water meters. Under the four-year deal, Itron will supply up to 100,000 units to Evides, based...

Toshiba makes new MCU for smart meter application

August 12, 2014
Japanese components manufacturer Toshiba has launched a new one-chip microcontroller for calculating electric energy and communication used in smart meters as part of the company's drive to promot...

US rural utilities can win at demand management, says report

August 12, 2014
In the US, rural utilities can benefit from a centralised demand management hub to improve operational efficiency, finds a new report - Greater than the Sum: Trends in Centralised Demand Management f...