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[img:scer_0.jpg| ]Canberra, Australia --- (METERING.COM) --- June 11, 2012 - Australia’s state and territory energy and resources ministers last week issued a directions statement setting the direction for the continued deployment of smart metering in locations where it is justified.
The ministers, meeting as the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER), said they consider that smart meters, related technology and the products and services they support will be an important part of the transformation of the energy sector over the coming decade.
[img:ignaciogonzalezdominguez.thumbnail.jpg|Ignacio Gonzalez, Chairman and CEO, Telvent]Fredericia, Denmark --- (METERING.COM) --- June 11, 2012 - DONG Energy has selected Telvent GIT, S.A. to supply a full suite of smart grid systems, centered on its advanced distribution management system (ADMS).
These applications will integrate seamlessly with DONG Energy’s existing Telvent GIS system to provide a single, powerful platform that will support all of its business processes from planning to final delivery.
[img:Chu.thumbnail.jpeg|Steven Chu, U.S. Energy Secretary]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 8, 2012 - Based on popular vote the Popular Choice winning energy apps in the Apps for Energy contest have been named as VELObill from the New York-based cleantech company Zerofootprint and Innovative Solar Demand Response from Dayton, OH.
More than 12,000 people voted during the last two weeks of May on the more than 50 mobile and web apps that had been submitted, following judging by an expert panel drawn from government and the energy and tech communities.
[img:john_howat.thumbnail.jpg|John Howat, Senior Energy Analyst, NCLC]Boston, MA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 8, 2012 - The National Consumer Law Center, a non-profit focused on consumer justice and economic security for low income and other disadvantaged people in the U.S., has come out in opposition to prepaid utility service, but if a state's regulatory agency allows a prepay program, urges that certain requirements should be incorporated to protect customers.
[img:handshake%20resize_0.png| ]Waukesha, WI, U.S.A. and Porto Alegre, Brazil --- (METERING.COM) --- June 8, 2012 - Cooper Power Systems and ELO Sistemas Eletrônicos are partnering to combine the former’s Yukon advanced energy services software platform and AMI communications technology with the latter’s smart meters to develop new solutions for Latin America to reduce losses, improve power quality, and provide customer incentives.
[img:Elliott.thumbnail.jpg|R. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, ACEEE]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 7, 2012 - “Intelligent efficiency” is a major new source of energy that could replace from 12 to up to 22 percent of current U.S. energy consumption, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
[img:varun_nagaraj.thumbnail.jpg|Varun Nagaraj, Sr VP Product Management and Marketing, Echelon]San Jose, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 7, 2012 - New control operating system (COS) software has been launched by Echelon for its smart meter portfolio, enabling its smart meters and those from its Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) meter partners to be upgraded in the field to function as multi-parameter grid sensors, in addition to serving as billing devices.
[img:eurol.thumbnail.jpg| ]Brussels, Belgium --- (METERING.COM) --- June 6, 2012 - With their isolated and small integrated power systems, Europe’s islands have the potential to be used as a test-bed for innovative technologies such as smart grids, storage and renewable energy systems, according to a new report from Eurelectric.
Further, this potential should be incentivized through research, development and demonstration support, thereby improving the situation of island power systems, while also providing learning and benefits to the mainland.
[img:JasonRo.thumbnail.jpg|Jason Rodriguez, CEO, Zpryme]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 6, 2012 - From analysis of the total amount of Smart Grid Investment Grant and Smart Grid Demonstration Program funds awarded to smart grid vendors, Itron has emerged as the clear leader, receiving more than $304.8 million of the total $1.13 billion in funding, according to a new study from Zpryme.
[img:Abhi.thumbnail.jpg|Abhi Ingle, VP Industry and Mobility Application Solutions, AT&T Business and Home Solutions]Dallas, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 6, 2012 - AT&T and energy management solution provider Acclaim Energy Advisors have entered into an agreement to provide a service to business customers that can reduce their utility costs while protecting sensitive equipment from power surges and helping restore reliability to the power grid.
[img:Pike.thumbnail.jpg| ]Boulder, CO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 5, 2012 - The smart energy system was worth $222.35 billion in 2011, according to a new study by Pike Research – and of this 41 percent was generated in Europe, while in North America and Asia the amounts were much lower at 24 percent and 21 percent respectively.
According to Pike Research the emerging smart energy paradigm covers multiple energy sources, storage mediums, and conversion devices with one thing in common: the ability to be deployed in a modular, distributed, and scalable fashion. Thus smart energy is defined as “the range of efficient technological options available to providing electricity in a distributed fashion, either for local use or for grid support.”
[img:TNB.thumbnail.jpg| ]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 5, 2012 - Trilliant and Malaysian system integrator Comintel have entered into a partnership to provide Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research (TNBR) – the research arm of Malaysia's largest utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – with end-to-end solutions for the utility's first integrated smart meter and smart grid project.
[img:polandfl_0.jpg| ]Warsaw, Poland --- (METERING.COM) --- June 5, 2012 - Polish energy provider TAURON, with 4 million electricity metering points, has tested Kamstrup’s RF based smart metering system for 14 days in the city of Częstochowa, demonstrating a 100 percent hit rate on meter readings – in line with the company’s requirements.
“We are seeking a cost efficient system which is able to deliver satisfactory meter reading results on a daily basis,” commented Dariusz Jeziorny, director of TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. “With these impressive results from the field test we definitely see the Kamstrup system as one of the candidates to be used for a massive rollout.”