Maingate and NTE co-operate on pilot project to gauge customer reactions to floating energy prices

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.

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Sun Capital Partners affiliate to buy advanced meter infrastructure provider Aclara Technologies

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has announced that one of its affiliates has agreed to acquire Aclara Technologies LLC from ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The north American Advanced Meter Infrastructure solutions provider will become an independent business.

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Low power consumption focus as UC15 UMTS / HSDPA module is launched by China’s Quectel

Shanghai,China — Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global supplier of GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA/LTE and GNSS modules, solutions and services, has announced its UC15 module, the latest UMTS/HSDPA module featuring a maximum data rate of 3.6Mbps downlink and 384Kbps uplink in the LCC castellation packaging.

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Green Energy Options’ technology helps Siemens scoop prestigious award for innovation

Cambridge, UK, March 10, 2014 – Green Energy Options (geo) is proud to announce that development partner Siemens has been awarded Smart Metering Technology of the Year at the recent European Smart Metering Awards for its pioneering solution to deploy smart meters in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

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Number of electric smart meters installed globally expected to reach 800 million by 2020

London, UK – A report commissioned by Telefónica Digital, in partnership with Navigant Research, has revealed that while smart meters are here to stay, uptake globally is at vastly varying stages. Utilities and technology providers alike must prepare for a market plateau which is expected to occur after 2018.

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Does radio have a place in the M2M world?

(Blog) — In the last 12 months we have seen M2M communications make national headlines and this year will be no exception. More than three quarters of European mobile network operators will offer enabling technologies in 2014, according to research firm Frost and Sullivan, and M2M will continue to establish itself at the operational heart

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Maingate selected as senior partner by SEPD for £8.3m Ofgem-funded project in the Solent

London, UK. January 29, 2014 – Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution’s innovative Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency (SAVE) project has secured £8.3 million (€10.1 million) of funding from UK regulator, Ofgem’s Low Carbon Network Fund.

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Kamstrup supplies smart meters to support the green transformation in Denmark

Skanderborg, Denmark – The Danish utility company Nord Energy has chosen Kamstrup as its supplier of 62,000 electricity smart meters. The deal means that all households in the supply area will be connected to the smart grid before the end of 2015.

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New smart meter roll-out fortifies Denmark’s lead position in smart grid

Skanderborg, Denmark, January 13, 2014 – A consortium of eight Danish utilities, the MV Group, has commissioned Kamstrup to deliver 153,000 smart meters over a three-year period.

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M2M World Alliance delivers ‘first multi-operator global solution’

The M2M World Alliance, which is comprised of Etisalat, KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra and VimpelCom, has officially unveiled its solution which aims to simplify and promote the adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications worldwide.

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The M2M world market in 2013

(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%

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Cyan provides retrofit module to enable smart upgrade of existing meter deployments

Cambridge, UK – Cyan Holdings plc, the integrated system and software design company that delivers mesh based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control, has announced the launch of a CyLec® retrofit module designed  to provide smart metering functionality for static meters. 

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Home Energy Management systems to total 87m worldwide by 2022, says Navigant Research

Boulder, Colorado, USA. Business Wire– The home energy management (HEM) market is expanding at a slow but steady pace, as new industry participants introduce innovative products and a few US utilities, including Oklahoma Gas & Electric, NV Energy, and Baltimore Gas and Electric, promote HEM products linked with demand response programmes.

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Vattenfall’s Smart Energy Hafen City project in Hamburg gains new billing system

European Utility Week, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Paderborn, Germany – To engage with customers and enhance the smart home with dynamic pricing, Orga Systems’ real-time pricing and event-driven dynamic energy billing has been selected as part of Vattenfall’s Smart Energy Hafen City Project in Hamburg.

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European Utility Week provides backdrop for news from Accenture, Siemens, Saft, geo and Vodafone

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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European Utility Week sets the scene for exhibitors' new product launches

European Utility Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16 October 2013 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality M2M solutions, products and services, has announced the market roll-out of the LE910 LTE module series with initial variants for North America and Europe.

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