EPRI’s automated DR software tells appliances when its cheapest to run

January 23, 2015
In the US, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has launched new automated demand response software that aims to help devices and appliances on the electric grid automatically respond to chan...

Deal watch: Cyan wins GBP1m order for Indian public utility AMI pilot

January 23, 2015
UK smart metering company Cyan has bagged a GBP1 million deal with an Indian public utility. Cyan, which already has a foothold in the Indian market through contracts with two privately owned util...

Components: Renesas launches new low-power MCU for sensing applications

January 23, 2015
The European subsidiary of Japanese microcontroller supplier Renesas Electronics has launched a new solution that offers low-power consumption and integration of analog function in sensing applicatio...

India is largest smart grid opportunity in world, says report

January 22, 2015
In South Asia, India is forecast to invest US$21.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure in the next decade in a bid to curb rampant electricity theft, making it the largest long-term smart grid oppor...

Deal watch: California city utility buys into Sensus’ managed software

January 22, 2015
In the US, a municipal utility in California has chosen Sensus to supply a smart communications network as a managed service in a bid to boost operational efficiency, customer service and strategic p...

Ofgem drives reform of UK’s local electricity connections market

January 22, 2015
UK energy regulator Ofgem has released its latest set of guidelines to drive greater competitiveness in the energy sector. Following a review of the electricity connections market, Ofgem concluded...

Western Australia buys Silver Spring solution to cut meter reading costs

January 21, 2015
In Western Australia, Horizon Power, a government-owned utility, has contracted Silver Spring Networks to deploy an advanced metering system in one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world. ...

Brazil’s power outages push case for smart grid technology

January 21, 2015
In South America, Brazil's energy suppliers are under pressure as national power grid operator ONS restricted electricity distribution during peak-time this week causing outages in nine states in the...