DER: Control made easy

As the energy industry shifts toward cleaner and more sustainable models, it becomes increasingly critical for utilities to be able to manage and control the customer side of the power grid. One proven way to do that, says Rolf Bienert, managing and technical director, OpenADR Alliance, is Demand Response (DR) programs, which have been common

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RFID solutions developed for on- and off-street parking

Along with increasing mobility worldwide traffic volume keeps growing as do the related customer expectations. Bottlenecks such as entrances to parking garages and toll gates particularly call for solutions that accelerate traffic flow.

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How can we accelerate the global take-up of smart building technology?

With the expected number of smart devices predicted to hit 20 million by 2020, smart technology is now mainstream. Over the last five years, says Oliver Iltisberger, managing director of ABB’s Building Products business line, we have seen a shift from simple functions like thermostats, doorbells and light bulbs to truly intelligent buildings that adapt

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GSGF says progress in electric vehicle usage mostly depends on charging station roll-outs

In a new report on electric vehicle developments the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) highlights new business opportunities, key trends and policy initiatives, as well as providing a global view of the large-scale roll-out of electric vehicles. The report also gives recommendations on how to accelerate the take-up of electric vehicles.

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Mitsumi and Greenvity partner to develop and manufacture 'robust' energy management systems

Greenvity Communications is partnering with Mitsumi Electric to provide modules and systems for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, battery-charging systems, smart meters and smart energy management systems

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Chinese light vehicle telematics market set for rapid expansion

Although the OEM in-vehicle telematics market is still in an early phase in China right now, IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.) forecasts it will soon become a billion dollar market.

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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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O2’s M2M technology aids electric vehicle charging

Telefonica, through its O2 mobile brand, is to provide M2M technology to connect Chargemaster’s UK-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Convergys and Plug Smart provide real-time rating and billing for electric vehicles

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 5 October, 2011 — Today at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011, Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) announced a partnership with Plug Smart to provide real-time rating, billing and data management support for electric vehicle charging stations.

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e-Mobility: new possibilities with M2M technology

Electric vehicles, or EVs, offer a compelling option for environmentally sustainable travel and transportation and they are fast becoming a regular part of daily life worldwide.

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Will 2011 be the year that the smart grid flourishes? The Network Operators View

It is an exciting time to be involved in smart grid, says Amy Cooke, Strategic Business Development Director at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. At the time of writing, there are a number of positive stories on the subject:

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