Estonia learns lessons from its smart metering plan

Ahead of his presentation at the upcoming European Utility Week event in Amsterdam, Mait Rahi, project manager and head of the Smart Metering Programme at Elektrilevi Estonia, says that outsourcing and relying on partners has its challenges as well as its advantages.

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European Smart Metering Industry Group welcomes Apator as its latest member company

Brussels, Belgium, March 26, 2014 – The European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) has announced that Apator has become the thirtieth member company of the group.

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Unlocking the value of smart data

The benefits of smart metering go way beyond billing, as smart meters promise to provide utilities with a whole new breadth and scale of energy use data from their customers. But how will utility companies unlock the value of this information? Mike Ballard, senior director of strategy for Oracle Utilities, discusses how IT solutions help utilities make the most

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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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ETSI expects to lead the field in the M2M market as it publishes the first spec for Ultra Low Energy DECT

Sophia Antipolis, France – ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) has published the first Technical Specification (TS 102 939-1) on DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy), a low power consumption radio technology intended for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.

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Wienenergie Stromnetz orders smart energy systems from Kapsch for Vienna pilot project

Vienna, Austria – As part of a smart metering pilot project, Wienenergie Stromnetz has ordered smart meters, secure data transmission and central management software for a meter communication system from Kapsch Smart Energy.

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Cyan increases operations in India and appoints new Country Manager

Cambridge, UK – Cyan, an integrated system and software design company that delivers mesh-based flexible wireless systems for utility metering and lighting control, has appointed Shiv Kaushik as its Country Manager in India.

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Kamstrup delivered the 150,000th smart meter to Enexis

The Dutch energy distributor, Enexis, and smart metering provider Kamstrup recently celebrated their successful cooperation through the last five years

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Cyan's smart metering solution deployed by partner for Indian utility pilot

Cyan, the integrated system and software design company that delivers mesh based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control, announced that one of its strategic meter manufacturer partners has deployed a pilot with a large public utility in the north of India

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Do energy displays work? Insights into customer response and behaviour…

In 2006 Simon Anderson and I launched GEO, the business vision was simple – to ‘make energy visible’ to consumers.

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Landis+Gyr brings smart metering to Finland’s capital

Landis+Gyr, a global smart metering provider, has enabled Helen Electricity Network in Finland to complete its smart metering deployment project. The development sees the entire Helsinki electricity distribution network move into the smart metering age.

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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.

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ACI Smart Metering Summit

Event date: November 20-21, 2013 Valletta, Malta ACI’s Smart Metering Summit will be taking place in Valletta, Malta on 20-21 November 2013.  The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the utilities industry, TSOs, DNOs, energy retailers, meter suppliers, NGOs, aggregators as well as technology providers to examine demand response & ancillary

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M2M cellular connections to hit 2.5bn by 2020, says Strategy Analytics

Boston, Massachusetts, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — A new M2M strategies report Global M2M Connections Market Forecast & Analysis, predicts cellular M2M connections will grow from 277 million in 2012 to 2.5 billion by 2020.

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O2 and Jasper Wireless partner to power M2M connected devices across the UK

London, UK. June 2, 2012 — Telefonica UK, which operates the O2 brand, has partnered with Jasper Wireless to deploy a new platform for the management of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. The cloud-based management platform will enable Telefonica UK customers to roll out connected devices quickly and efficiently, manage them in real time and deliver global

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​Can M2M move into white space spectrum?

Developed in the U.K. and targeted soon as an available spectrum cleared by UK terrestrial TV, Weightless is an evolving air interface specification designed to provide M2M device connectivity within the white space spectrum.

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