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[img:SGA%20logo_0.jpg| ]Sydney, Australia --- (METERING.COM) --- November 28, 2012 - Over the past year there has been significant progress in generating solid consumer engagement in Australia but there is still a gulf in awareness and knowledge of the impact of energy consumption behavior that utilities need to bridge in order to engage consumers and recruit their help in alleviating stresses on the grid, according to a new report from Smart Grid Australia.
[img:label_0.jpg| ]Milan, Italy --- (METERING.COM) --- November 28, 2012 - European smart grid projects that are in line with the objectives and working principles of the European Electricity Grids Initiative (EEGI) are now able to obtain an “EEGI Core” label denoting this status.
Projects are evaluated by experts from the EEGI and GRID+ project teams.
To date four projects have been awarded EEGI Core status – Twenties, Grid4EU, InovGrid, and EcoGrid EU.
[img:Metersand.thumbnail.gif| ]Brussels, Belgium --- (METERING.COM) --- November 28, 2012 - Meters and More AISBL has expanded with the addition of four new members – Renesas Electronics Corporation(Japan) as a Full Member, and Corinex Communications Corp.(Canada) CAM Brasil Multiserviços Ltda (Brazil) and Wireless Maingate Nordic AB (Sweden) as Associated Members.
In addition IBM Corp.(USA) has been replaced by IBM Italia S.p.A(Italy).
[img:ISGAN.thumbnail.jpg| ]Seoul, Korea --- (METERING.COM) --- November 27, 2012 - Do you have difficulty keeping up with all the jargon of the smart grid? – if so then the International Smart Grid Action Network’s (ISGAN) Smart Grid Glossary should be in your internet browser’s favorites list.
The ISGAN Glossary was initiated to help build a common vocabulary internationally for understanding smart grid concepts.
• Project to demonstrate grid stability with high proportion of variable renewable generation • Smart meters adapted to operate as low voltage sensors
Krefeld and Nuremberg, Germany --- (METERING.COM) --- November 27, 2012 - The North Rhine-Westphalia municipal utility SWK Stadtwerke Krefeld AG is working with Siemens to transform the existing power supply system in Wachtendonk on the Lower Rhine in Germany into a smart grid for research and testing purposes.
[img:Reza_0.jpg|Reza Mirkhani, President, EnVerv]San Jose, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 27, 2012 - A complete powerline communication (PLC) advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) ecosystem reference kit comprising all aspects of a PLC based AMI network is now available from the fabless semiconductor companyEnVerv.The components of this ecosystem are available in actual form as well as hardware and software reference designs which partners can use to build their own networks.
“We have achieved our goals of not only providing our customers and partners with a complete set of PLC system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and reference designs that cover the entire AMI network infrastructure, but also offering complete end-to-end solutions with which utilities can perform field trials and collect data in a comprehensive and efficient manner,” said Reza Mirkhani, president of EnVerv.
The EnVerv PLC ecosystem kit comprises the following reference designs and end products:
[img:CEER.jpg| ]Brussels, Belgium --- (METERING.COM) --- November 26, 2012 - There is a diversity of approaches to meter data management (MDM) across Europe with the most common appearing to have centralized access and decentralized storage, according to a new review from the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER).
This is the case in five of the nine countries reviewed – Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Spain (for gas), and the Netherlands.
[img:Hannah%20Nixon_0.jpg|Hannah Nixon, Senior Partner Distribution,Ofgem]London, England --- (METERING.COM) --- November 26, 2012
Five smart grid projects have been awarded a total of £45.5 million in the third round of funding from Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund.
The five projects are:
• Electricity North West, for the CLASS (Customer Load Active System Services) project to investigate how reducing voltage on the distribution network can reduce peak demand and support the wider electricity system (£7.2 million)
Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is going to create large-scale logistical and financial challenges for municipalities. In spite of this, many have pledged already to go beyond the required 3% annual floor-space renovation targets stipulated by the EED.
With gradual lifting of capped tariffs and electricity prices on the rise, energy efficiency, which until recently was of little interest to most Russians, is becoming the key driver for consumer engagement.
[img:microG_0.JPG| ]London, U.K. and New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 23, 2012 - The increased adoption of smart grid technologies and the deployment of microgridsare among the keys for achieving sustainable energy for all, according to a new report from the UN Global Compact and Accenture.
The report, Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for the Utilities Industry, says that the smart grid and innovative business and financing models to determine how to integrate these new technologies are the major innovation trends taking shape in the utilities industry. These innovations can be combined to expand access to sustainable energy and increase efficiencies and renewable energy generation in the industry.
[img:gayle-lanier_0.jpg|Gayle Lanier, Senior VP and Chief Customer Officer, Duke Energy]Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 23, 2012 - Duke Energy has launched the “My Home Energy Report” service to 500,000 residential customers in North Carolina showing them how their personal energy usage compares with customers who live in similar homes in their areas.
[img:sewl.thumbnail.jpg| ]Snodland and Luton, England --- (METERING.COM) --- November 23, 2012 - South East Water has selected Elster to supply up to 120,000 Ajusta™ boundary boxes in the U.K. over the next three years.
This follows South East Water’s selection of Elster in September 2010 to supply up to 250,000 volumetric water meters with wireless automatic meter reading (AMR) systems to support its metering program.
[img:ChrisBent.thumbnail.jpg|Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy, Ontario]Toronto, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- November 22, 2012 - A working group has been established in Ontario led by the province and the MaRS Discovery District to explore an Ontario Green Button initiative to give families and businesses direct, timely access to their own energy data through a secure download from their utility's website.
[img:Adrian Merrick.thumbnail.jpg|Adrian Merrick Director of Retail EnergyAustralia]
Sydney, Australia---(METERING.COM)--- November 22, 2012 - EnergyAustralia and Ausgrid are set to start a series of innovative trials aimed at giving consumers more control over their energy use in Sydney and the Upper Hunter region as part of the government’s Smart Grid, Smart City project.