As the year draws to a close…. The Big Question is

It’s normal at this time of the year to think about what the coming year will bring, what changes, disruptions or great innovation we...
Metering & Smart Energy International Big-Question

South Africa’s electricity crisis – can smart meters help?

In South Africa, parastatal utility Eskom has implemented rolling blackouts across the country, known locally as load shedding, in a bid to match dwindling...
Metering & Smart Energy International Big-Question

Europe to monitor smart meters rollouts – Yes or No?

Metering.com ran a story this week about the European Commission (EC) proposing to “monitor the functions of smart meters”. European Union energy commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete,...
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Debate: Are smart meters living up to their promise?

The Washington Post recently reported that, while there are more than 50 million smart meters deployed across the United States, the technology itself is...
Big Question smart meter data

Debate: is smart meter data worth more to utilities than electricity?

Smart meter data has the potential to be a goldmine to third party sources, whether retailers or marketeers. One industry expert in the US has...
Big Question smart meter data

What does 2015 hold for the utility sector?

At Metering & Smart Energy International, we want to know what you think. What will 2015 look like for utilities and smart metering companies? Will utilities continue...
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Debate: Is the GSM network the solution to interoperability? Yes or...

Metering.com recently ran a story that raises an interesting question about metering communications. With telecommunications technology moving from 3G to 4G, the global system for mobile...
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Special Big Question for the European Utility Week

Some people believe that the term ‘Smart Grid’ has passed its sell by date. Do you agree? And if so, what is the term...
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Smart meter fires: as Sensus pays off SaskPower what can the...

The Big Question: As the story about Canadian electric utility SaskPower and its installed smart meters catching fire continues to unravel and fascinate/horrify anyone involved in making/selling/buying...
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Utilities are not doing enough to secure connected devices. Right or...

The Big Question:  Utilities are not doing enough to secure connected devices and respond to cyber security threats.  Right or wrong? The question we are...

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