Kamstrup and GridManager partner to deliver plug-and-play energy monitoring system for businesses

Skanderborg & Viborg, Denmark. June 19, 2012 — In the wake of the first ever European Energy Efficiency Deal last week targeting a 15% energy saving by 2020, Kamstrup and GridManager have today announced that they will integrate GridManager’s Demand/Response solution, targeted industrial customers, with Kamstrup’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure system.

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British Gas selects Navetas for electric vehicle energy measurement initiative in UK homes

Energy management company Navetas has been awarded a contract by British Gas to help roll out a new initiative that will enable households within a Plugged in Places region to understand how much energy their electric vehicle consumes.

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FreeWave Technologies receives American Technology Award in Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category

Boulder, Colorado, USA. June 14, 2012 – FreeWave Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, has been awarded the American Technology Award (ATA) for outstanding achievement in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category. The award is for the FGR2-PE wireless data radio.

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Over 100 million smart meters with HAN gateways to drive HEMS market past US$9bn in five years

IMS Research, a leading analyst firm recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), forecasts that more than 100 million smart meters will be deployed with integrated HAN (‘home area network’) gateways in the next five years.

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ILS Technology and Acclaim Energy Advisors join forces to keep the lights on in Texas

ILS Technology has announced that Acclaim Energy Advisors has chosen its deviceWISE M2M Application Platform to support their solution to potential power shortfalls in the state of Texas.

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Abu Dhabi oil company selects wireless network for instant communication with wellheads

Toronto, Canada – Rugged industrial wireless products produced by Redline Communications Group, Inc., a provider of broadband wireless solutions for M2M communications, have been chosen to create a wireless infrastructure network for a major oil field operated in the United Arab Emirates by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO).

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GEO and Etneo make energy engaging for Italian households

Green Energy Options (GEO) has appointed Etneo Italia to distribute GEO’s home energy management systems within Italy.

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Vodafone reports M2M connections up 47% as group profits fall 2.4% to £11.5bn

While Vodafone Group’s adjusted operating profit for the year ended 31 March 2012 fell by 2.4% year-on-year to £11.5 billion (US$18.2 billion), due to the sale of its interest in SFR, the company has seen major growth in M2M connections, notably in the automotive and utilities markets.

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Smart Energy Collective initiates design of five smart grid projects

Arnhem, The Netherlands – All 26 partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed coop-eration agreement approval the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands.

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Global public cellular service revenues for Smart Grid to reach US$1bn by 2020

Boulder, CO, USA — Electric, gas, and water utilities have long used public cellular networks (pictured) to link field devices to the utility’s central operations systems. Until recently, however, the use of such networks in the utility sector has been limited, primarily due to restrictive pricing and perceived technical limitations. Yet there is now a

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EL PE and IntelliSAW announce exclusive distribution agreement for India

Transense Technologies plc (“Transense”) (AIM: TRT), a provider of sensor systems for the transportation and industrial markets, has announced that its trading division, IntelliSAW, a provider of next generation wireless sensor systems for smart grid applications, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with EL PE Engineers (“EL PE”), headquartered in Vadodara, India.

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Smart retail energy technology to improve performance and reduce costs across the customer lifecycle

Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) has announced the availability of the Convergys Smart Retail Energy Solution, a next-generation billing and customer care offering for retail energy providers.

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'Wind-to-Home' dynamic billing demo at CeBIT 2012

Paderborn & Hannover, Germany. March 6, 2012: At this year’s CeBIT exhibition, an Energy & Service Billing Platform is being demonstrated at the Connected Living Hall 26 by Germany’s Orga Systems. The system bills for energy usage in line with fluctuating hourly spot market prices, and is being shown in a ‘Wind-to-Home’ scenario.

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Capgemini delivers smart water meter deployment and management through SaaS platform

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has announced the launch of an off-the-shelf software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, that manages the entire smart metering lifecycle.

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Thames Water and SmartReach extend smart water meter trial

Project shows how smart water metering can help water companies to better manage their networks, reduce leaks and conserve water.

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Touchwork launches workforce productivity tools for utilities

Touchwork has launched Utiviti – a suite of smart, multi-platform products to make a utility workforce more productive and processes more efficient.

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