‘Showing return on investment (ROI) and value from smart grid investments’ is the number one issue to focus on in 2015 for municipal and cooperative utilities in a recent US survey. So says a survey by North Carolina-based smart grid technology provider, Tantalus, in which 37% of the 50 municipal and cooperative utilities rated their top concerns.
Water infrastructure and management play a key role in the development of smart cities, and smart cities of the future must intelligently address the related areas of water and energy to fully achieve resource efficiencies. So says Jacob Pereira, analyst for smart utilities infrastructure at IHS Technology in a new report.
Landis+Gyr, a company focused on energy management, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GRIDiant Corporation, a utility analytics company focused on the electric distribution grid. The acquisition will expand Landis+Gyr’s software analytics portfolio towards becoming an end-to-end proposition.
Philips CityTouch has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® embedded wireless modules to provide connectivity for their new CityTouch LightWave remote lighting management system.
Austin, Texas, USA – Silicon Labs, a developer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, has introduced a software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources based on the proven Wireless M-Bus standard.
Boulder, Colorado, USA, (Business Wire) – Utilities have long used IT solutions in their businesses for customer billing, for outage responses and for protection and control functions. Only recently, however, has the industry recognised the critical role that IT will play as the one-way network of old evolves into a far more complex system – i.e., the smart grid. According to a recent [...]
Stockholm, Sweden, March 26, 2014 – Maingate and Norwegian NTE are collaborating on a pilot project to ascertain how clients relate to floating energy prices in real time.
Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 20, 2014 (Business Wire) – According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from public cellular communications nodes for smart grid applications will grow from US$75.4 million annually in 2013 to US$348.3 million in 2018.
(Blog): In volume terms, the overall M2M market is growing fast in all wireless markets and in all regions. A total of 136 million cellular modules were expected to be active at the end of 2012. According to Samuel Ropert (pictured) of analysts IDATE, overall annual growth for the next four years should top 30% for cellular modules, reaching 372 million in 2016.
European Utility Week, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, 17 October 2013 – The surge of activity this week continues with the announcement that Accenture and Siemens have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture in the smart grid field that will work with utilities to improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.
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