Energy management: BC Hydro’s 25 year journey of saving power

September 19, 2014
Canada's BC Hydro, which serves 1.9 million electricity customers throughout British Columbia, will celebrate 25 years of energy management this year through Power Smart, its division responsible...

Meter data management: US platform for water utilities

September 19, 2014
US water conservation software company Dropcountr has launched a meter data management platform aimed at water utilities that uses visual monitoring and reporting as well as meter-agnostic analytics....

Utility-scale energy storage market to top US$15.6bn by 2024

September 19, 2014
Lithium-ion batteries are emerging as the breakout technology in the utility-scale energy storage sector, according to new research from Navigant Research. Through analysis of the global market f...

Smart meters GB: 50% of consumers use in-home display to cut energy use

September 18, 2014
UK price comparison service uSwitch has come out in support of smart metering technology and its benefits for the consumer by revealing results of a survey of smart meter users. Ann Robinson, dire...

Smart grid interoperability: EnVerv platform passes G3-PLC tests

September 18, 2014
US fabless semiconductor company EnVerv has announced that its EV8000 system-on-chip platform passed interoperability tests with G3-PLC standards held last month. The tests, which were h...

Ecobee’s new smart thermostat controls every room

September 18, 2014
Canadian smart thermostat maker Ecobee has unveiled its latest product that measures temperature in multiple locations around the home. Ecobee 3 thermostat uses wireless remote sensors to determine...

Vehicle to grid: South Korea’s KEPCO to start buying from EV owners

September 17, 2014
South Korea's largest electric utility could soon be buying electricity stored in car batteries through a vehicle-to-grid pilot scheme planned for the end of this year. The South Korean government ...

Smart thermostats and demand response – PLMA weighs up the cost-benefit

September 17, 2014
In the US, the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has set up a sub-group to study the cost-benefit analysis of utility programmes using smart thermostats. The Thermostat Interest Group, led by t...