Itron expands Riva to offer intelligent load control for HVAC

October 21, 2014
Metering giant Itron has expanded its new edge intelligence technology Riva to control run times on high-consumption systems such as HVAC, hot water and pool pumps. The announcement comes during Itro...

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 grid: is EV integration a solution for demand management?

October 20, 2014
Two reports this past week suggest that energy companies using electric vehicle (EV) technology to manage peak grid demand is moving closer to reality. Nissan Motor Corporation is working wit...

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...

Germany – you need smart-metering backbone, says US academic

October 17, 2014
The debate over Germany's decision to not adopt widespread smart metering technology has taken an interesting Transatlantic turn with an American engineering PhD student commenting on the indirect cos...