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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Itron acquires SmartSynch for $100 million

Itron, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held SmartSynch, Inc. in a transaction valued at $100 million. The acquisition will bring greater choice to utility customers across the spectrum of smart metering deployments and strengthen Itron’s integrated cellular communications offering. The parties expect the transaction to close in the

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M2M Challenges in the Utilities and Telecom Sectors

Electricity distributor EDP, mobile operator Optimus and WeDo Technologies consider the M2M challenges and opportunities in the utilities and telecom sectors.

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Life in 20Teens – There’ll be an app for that

It’s hardly news that the smartphone is set to become the remote controller for pretty much everything in our day-to-day lives, says Georgina Elrington.

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GE plans acquisitions in German energy industry, Reimelt says

General Electric Co. (GE), has announced its intention to begin making sizeable acquisitions in Germany, as it looks to seize market share

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Mall of America saves time and money with smart meter upgrade

Lantronix, a global provider of smart connectivity technology, and Quadlogic, a provider of Power Line Communications metering technology, has announced that the Mall of America has upgraded its smart metering systems

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Siemens to acquire eMeter to enhance Smart Grid offering

Siemens Industry, Inc. will buy eMeter Corporation this month, subject to necessary approvals and customary closing conditions. The parties will not disclose the terms of the agreement.

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