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  1. Smart meters: New report highlights customer benefits from smart meter growth

    Smart meters: The Institute for Electric Innovation’s (IEI’s) new report, “Electric Company Smart Meter Deployments: Foundation for a Smart Grid,” examines how electric companies are using smart meter data to improve energy grid operations and increase benefits to customers. “The increased use of smart meter technology has created a new standard for grid operations – providing data that enables electric companies to integrate distributed energy resources, improve reliability, increase resiliency, and provide more services to customers than ever before,” said IEI Executive Director Lisa Wood. “Smart meters give customers a deeper understanding of energy consumption by providing high usage alerts and the ability to access and view energy use information, further opening the door to more transparent communication between customers and their energy providers.” As of the end of 2015, electric companies had installed 65 million smart meters – covering more than half of all households in the United States. By the end of 2016, smart meter deployments are projected to reach 70 million, representing an important component of the industry’s efforts to enhance the energy grid. Electric companies are projected to invest $32 billion in the distribution system in 2016 alone. In addition to highlighting the increase in smart meter deployment in the United States, this report also explains how the technology associated with smart meters is benefiting customers. Smart meters: • Accelerate grid modernization, as smart meter data can help to identify possible problems on the energy grid, enhance an energy company’s response to events, reduce service restoration times, and deliver reliability improvements to customers. • Support continued integration of distributed energy resources as insights gained from data analytics allow energy companies to better understand the performance of private solar PV systems, smart appliances, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems while keeping pace with evolving customer expectations. • Expand and enrich customer services including online access to energy usage information, budgeting tools, high usage alerts that can prevent expensive energy bills, and alerts for power outages and expected restoration times. • Allow for innovative pricing options that reward customers for reducing energy consumption during designated periods when demand for electricity is high. The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation focuses on advancing the adoption and application of new technologies that will strengthen and transform the energy grid. IEI's members are the investor-owned electric companies that represent about 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry. The membership is committed to an affordable, reliable, secure, and clean energy future. For more information about IEI or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide .  

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    Fri, 28 Oct 2016

  2. Peak time savings surpass $1.2 million in bill credits to ComEd customers

    The program is open to customers with digital smart meters, which provide access to hourly, daily and month energy usage information 

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    Fri, 7 Oct 2016

  3. Smart meter technology launched by Elster, Aztech

    Aztech Associates Inc. and Elster, announced the launch of an in-home display (IHD) enabled by Elster's EnergyAxis system.

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    Wed, 24 Mar 2010

  4. Oncor supports GM electric cars with smart meter technology , renewable energy infrastructure

    With the announcement from General Motors for Texas availability of the nation’s first plug-in vehichles, Oncor affirmed its commitment to make electric car ownership a smart transportation choice for the state through its smart meter technology and renewable energy infrastructure.

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    Fri, 2 Jul 2010

  1. Emerging market offers strong prospects for smart meter technology

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    Thu, 15 Dec 2011

  2. Indiana utility regulators approve Duke Energy's plan to modernize its energy grid

    In May 2015, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy Indiana's original plan

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    Thu, 30 Jun 2016

  3. Pepco wants $126.8 million increase in Maryland electric distribution rates

    The company is also seeking approval from Maryland state regulators of an authorized rate of ROE of 10.6 percent

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    Fri, 22 Apr 2016

  4. SAIC provides smart grid as a service to Kings Mountain, N.C.

    Electric smart meters are used in many utilities across America, but fewer utilities have applied smart meter technology to water and natural gas along with electric under one communications technology. Science Applications International Corp. ( SAIC ) [NYSE: SAI] won a contract by the city of ...

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    Thu, 31 Jan 2013

  5. GE Chief says installation the key challenge for smart metering

    Europe still lags behind the US in terms of smart meter technology , but with each new product, as with the SGM1100 launched this week in Bilbao, that focus on meter security has been that bit more sharper. And the company is attempting to make strides with installation too.

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    Fri, 30 Mar 2012

  6. European data watchdog puts spotlight on smart meters

    The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned against a potential misuse of smart meter technology if safeguards are not put into place.

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    Mon, 2 Jul 2012

  7. EPRI examines radio frequency smart meter safety

    The report presents findings that serve as a valuable first step in characterizing RF exposures associated with smart meter technology

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    Tue, 22 Feb 2011

  8. City of Ottawa selects Itron smart metering solution for major AMI project

    Canadian capital city to update 210,000 connections utilizing smart meter technology from Itron.

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    Fri, 29 Apr 2011

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