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FEATURES

AMI & Smart Metering

Taking our first steps towards a modern grid
By Fiona Taylor

Are smart meters really smart?
By John Caskey

The smart meter debate: A few bumps in the road in Texas
By Todd Lester and Michael Rutkowski

Smart meters in use: Manage (metrological) quality during lifetime. Traditional statistical system improvement to reduce the rejection risk of large numbers of meters
By Bob van Dongen

Smart Energy

Smart grid technology forecasts: Beyond smart metering
By Catherine Viola

Smart grid activities in Canada. A view from above
By David Beauvais and Ralph G. Zucker

Australia’s Smart Grid, Smart City takes shape
By George Maltabarow

The Light smart grid programme
By Fabio de Oliveira Toledo and Paulo Mauricio Senra

The seven sins of smart grid
By Roy J. Pratt III

Moving forward with smart grid: Executives comment
By Jonathan Spencer Jones

Distribution reform upgrades and management (DRUM): Quest for excellence in India’s power distribution sector
By Monali Zeya Hazra, Rakesh Kumar Goyal, Sumedh Agarwal, Ritesh Kumar Singh, Ashish Meshram and Reena Suri

Smart operations. The new control
By Lucas Millmore

The connected home: An evolving consumer marketplace
By Rawlson O’Neil King

Business / Finance / Regulatory

Privacy by design: Powering consumer trust and confidence in the smart grid
By Ann Cavoukian

Smart metering hardware supply scenarios
By Michael Gaertner and Stephan Gibiino

Meter design: Lessons learned for the next wave
By Bruce Haring

North Delhi Power Limited’s smart grid journey. Interview with Arup Ghosh, COO, NDPL
By Drake Lawhead

Integrating electrical submetering, time sensitive pricing and energy management.
A large residential community utilizing wireless communications

By Herbert E. Hirschfeld

European Utility Awards
Enel’s smart metering experience and the new role of meter data management

By Marco Baron, Marco Calvi, Carlos Costa and Anita Del Pizzo

Elster’s V210 volumetric polymer water meter receives Innovation Award
Panasonic pioneers home energy management system (HEMS) in European utility market

Creating efficient, scalable information infrastructures for next generation metering systems
By Anthony T. Gregory and Kevin Kastensmidt

Billing & Customer Service

Billing options for the trends in the utilities market
By Kirill Rechter

Components

New materials for smart meters. Interview with Peter Jackson, Senior Development
Engineer for Electrical & Lighting, Styron

Meter Test & Field Service

Metering system engineering. The discipline of functional acceptance testing (fat) and metrological test approval
By Yitzhak Mashiach, Eliezer Abramowitz and Netzah Calamaro

Last Word

Dominance of UK energy giants needs to decrease to open up the marketplace
By Darren Braham