Deal watch: Elster’s AMI deployment in Mississippi

October 23, 2014
In more deal news for Elster Solutions this week, the US metering solutions company announced a contract with a Mississippi utility for its advanced metering infrastructure solution (AMI) for water a...

Deal watch: Elster wins in Belgium with advanced meter platform contract

October 22, 2014
Sibelga, distribution network operator for Belgium's capital Brussels, is getting ready to implement Elster's core platform for the utility's remote metering program, in a bid to be smart-meter rea...

Smart meter tech: TransData sells 5th license for wireless design

October 22, 2014
US electric meter manufacturer TransData has sold a patent for its wireless smart meter technology to a UK wireless street light company. The deal with Telensa represents the fifth licensing agre...

Tender watch: Mexican utility seeks smart meter supplier

October 21, 2014
Mexico's state-owned electric utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has issued a tender for the deployment of smart electricity meters, according to local media source Milenio.com. The ...

Smart meters Australia: regulator looks to increase competition among providers

October 21, 2014
Australia's energy regulator is considering opening up the country's metering sector to allow competition between providers in a bid to give consumers greater choice. The Australian Energy Market C...

Smart meter fires: regulator gives NV Energy 60 days to hand over evidence

October 20, 2014
In the US state of Nevada, the local energy regulator got the green light last week to probe NV Energy about the safety of smart meters, reports the Reno Gazette. The Public Utilities Commission vo...

Prepayment meter: South African mini grid uses Conlog AMI system

October 20, 2014
In South Africa, an affiliate of energy management giant Schneider Electric is supplying advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to a rural mini grid project based on fuel cell technology. Meter man...

How smart are US water utilities? The survey results are in

October 17, 2014
 In a snapshot view of water utilities in the US, a recent survey found that nine out of 10 water utilities have a smart water plan with many intending to install smart meters two years from now. Th...