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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. Q&A: Aurelio Blanquet, Director at EDP Distribucao

    Aurelio Blanquet, Director at EDP Distribucao talks smart grid cybersecurity and why his company has joined ENCS.

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  3. ‘Lack of engineers puts UK smart meter rollout at risk’

    The UK government could miss its target to roll out smart meters in 30 million homes and businesses because of a lack of investment in training engineers.

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

  4. Iberdrola hits Spanish smart meter milestone

    Iberdrola has now installed more than eight million smart meters in Spain.

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  1. Engineering experts deliver warning on smart meter design

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  2. Deal signed for Scotland smart meter rollout

    Engineering solutions company Actavo has signed a five-year partnership with ScottishPower to help deliver the roll out of smart meters in Scotland.

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  3. Entergy picks Honeywell for smart meter installation

    Project includes up to 2.9 million integrated advanced meters to improve electricity service and delivery across four states

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    Thu, 20 Oct 2016

  4. Con Edison picks Smart Grid Solutions for smart meter project

    Nearly 3.9 million electric meters and 1.3 million gas meters are involved

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    Wed, 26 Oct 2016

  5. Landis+Gyr achieves Smart Meter wins in the Netherlands

    Landis+Gyr will supply both smart electricity meters and smart gas meters based on the Dutch Smart Meter SMR5 specifications to all four grid operators. 

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    Tue, 7 Jul 2015

  6. Itron, Landis+Gyr license TransData smart meter communications patents

    The terms of the agreements are confidential

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    Thu, 4 Aug 2016

  7. North American smart meter market has plateaued

    Based on the projects tracked in the report, Aclara was the top manufacturer in terms of the cumulative share of planned smart meters in the North American market at 28.6 percent  

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    Thu, 30 Jun 2016

  8. Smart Meter News: Appeals court won't stop Consumers Energy smart meters

    The Michigan appeals court has upheld a 2013 decision by state regulators to allow Consumers Energy to roll out high-tech meters.

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    Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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