ESCO Technologies acquires Texas-based smart grid solutions provider, Metrum

St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (PRNewswire) — ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) reports that it has acquired the assets of Metrum Technologies LLC, a smart grid solutions provider based in Waco, Texas.

Read more

ORBCOMM agrees US$45m term loan financing with AIG for growth capital

Fort Lee, New Jersey (BUSINESS WIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company specialising in two-way M2M communications, has announced that it has completed a debt financing deal in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement for US$45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC.

Read more

geo launches new monitoring and control system for PV installations

In January, geo is releasing their second-generation PV monitoring system. With falling installation rates and a reduced feed-in tariff, this new system comes with a comprehensive online & mobile service and Smart Plugs for appliance control

Read more

First order for new Smart Grid Technology signed in Denmark

The energy supplier, Østjysk Energi (DK), has signed contract on a complete wireless smart metering system, including 30,000 smart meters. This makes Østjysk Energi the first utility to order the new smart grid-platform, OMNIA

Read more

Smart grids can offer the key to utilities’ sustainability

(CASE STUDY:) January 3, 2013 — Mobile connectivity is enabling utilities to more effectively manage the supply and demand of consumers’ energy and water use. A good example of this is EDP’s Smart City Project in Portugal, Évora InovCity

Read more

Oracle buys Cloud-based analytics firm DataRaker to help utilities learn from Big Data

Redwood Shores, California, USA – Oracle has agreed to acquire DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data

Read more

Smart utility meters to account for half of all meter market revenues by 2016

The overall utility billing meter market is expected to reach nearly $13 billion in 2016, according to a study recently published by IMS Research, now part of IHS. 2016 is also anticipated to be the first time

Read more

The $$ cost of M2M hype and false hopes

(EDITORIAL): How often have you looked at M2M research figures and muttered, “Really?” Many of the people I talk to, says editor, Jeremy Cowan, are as unimpressed as I am by forecasts of billions of connected devices and trillion dollar revenues. Eventually such figures become meaningless.

Read more

Smart tech roll-out fires up UK energy firms to overhaul customer service in 2013

The mass UK adoption of smart technology, including smart grids and smart meters, is sparking energy and water suppliers to invest in customer engagement strategies and technology to meet the increasing pressure on customer service, according to a new report from Aspect.

Read more

Opower 4 platform to use 'Big Data' to boost energy efficiency for utility customers

Arlington, Virginia, USA. November 19, 2012 – Opower has released its new customer engagement platform, Opower 4. This uses behavioural science and big data analytics to promote consumer participation

Read more

Installed base of wireless M2M devices in the oil and gas industry expected to reach 0.43 million by 2016

Gothenburg, Sweden. November 21, 2012 – According to new research from analysts Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide was 164,000 at the end of 2011. It is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%,

Read more

Meralco and Orga Systems deploy first smart grid roll out in the Philippines

Orga Systems and Meralco, an Asian energy supplier, are bringing the first smart grid solution to the Philippines. In an initial pilot scheme, 40,000 customers will be connected.

Read more

Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of European smart metering in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the smart metering market in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest

Read more

Deutsche Telekom and Maingate partner to promote CapEx-free smart metering by utilities

London, UK. November 1, 2012 (EXCLUSIVE) — Maingate Solutions of Sweden and Germany’s incumbent telecom network operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT) have announced the launch of a CapEx-free roll-out of smart metering infrastructure.

Read more

Nothing smart about my metering

(SKETCH:) November 2, 2012 — M2M Now’s Editor, Jeremy Cowan is struggling with his own smart meter rollout.

Read more

Cyan’s integrated solution for AMI deployed by partner for Indian smart meter project

Cyan, the integrated system and software design company that delivers mesh based flexible wireless products for utility metering and lighting control, announced that one of its partners is participating in the recently initiated, high profile smart grid project in Puducherry, India.

Read more