Smart meter fires: SaskPower and Sensus hit again as 10th unit overheats

December 19, 2014
In Canada, Saskatchewan electric utility SaskPower faces further embarrassment as it confirmed that a 10th smart meter installed as part of a province-wide rollout had failed this week due to overhea...

Tantalus says US municipal utilities engaging with AMI overlay solution

December 19, 2014
US smart grid company Tantalus has made public the level of interest it has received from municipal utilities in its low-cost advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) migration solution. Tantal...

Smart meters Africa: Zimbabwe’s tender in question due to corruption allegations

December 19, 2014
In Southern Africa, Zimbabwe's smart meter acquisition is descending into chaos amid forced resignations and corruption allegations. Following the announcement earlier this month that state-own...

Deal watch: Brazil’s CPFL Energia buys more SAP customer care software

December 18, 2014
In South America, Brazil's largest non state-owned group of electric energy and distribution companies has confirmed the further deployment of SAP business management software, according to local med...

Deal watch: Texas electric cooperative buys Aclara AMI solution

December 18, 2014
US advanced metering infrastructure supplier Aclara Technologies is closing the year with a deal for its power line communications system. Texas-based Lamar County Electric Cooperative Association ...

Saving energy like the neighbours? ONZO’s new energy advice solution

December 18, 2014
UK energy data analytics company ONZO launched a new highly personalised energy advice solution (HPEA)this week that aims to help utilities engage customers with energy management. The cloud-based ...

GE beats market to UL safety certification for all smart meters

December 17, 2014
The utility solutions arm of GE has secured a voluntary safety certification for its commercial and industrial smart meters. GE's Digital Energy worked with global standardization and quality compa...

Scotland shows importance of smart grid to economy with workshop series

December 17, 2014
In the UK, active network management company Smarter Grid Solutions has teamed with Scotland's economic development agency to hold a series of smart grid workshops in a bid to promote adoption of t...