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AI: Key to utility customer loyalty

August 15, 2018 Dominic Carlyle looks into the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and the part that it can play in putting energy suppliers several steps ahead of the competition and drive down switching volumes. The global energy sector is changing rapidly, and data is the key driver behind this revolution. In the UK, policy …

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IoT predictions for 802.15.4 mesh chips

August 8, 2018 Market research firm ON World has released new findings highlighting that several segments in the IoT market are experiencing tremendous growth, including connected lighting, smart meters, climate control and comfort automation. Wireless mesh sensor network standards have made 802.15.4 mesh the predominant networking technology for the Internet of Things. Half a billion …

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Smart meters: Ease of use and energy conservation features to aid in gaining popularity

August 7, 2018 According to a report published by Grand View Research, the South Africa smart electricity meter market was valued at $54.1 million in 2017 and is projected to present opportunity worth over $79.5 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of about 5.1% from 2018 to 2025. It is an evolving market, providing …

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Customer satisfaction: Highest ranking utilities announced

July 13, 2018 Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utility companies shows a seventh consecutive year-over-year increase, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. “Proactive communications, primarily delivered through digital channels, such as email, text message, or social media posts, are having a significant positive impact on residential electric utility …

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Residential lighting controls market to generate $1.5 billion by 2027

July 6, 2018 Navigant Research forecasts global annual residential lighting controls revenue will grow from $963.0 million to $1.5 billion from 2018 to 2027. Krystal Maxwell, a research analyst with Navigant Research, said: “Declining LED prices and the longer lifetime are helping to drive adoption of non-connected LEDs. “However, these drivers are different for connected …

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Hawaii: AMI rollout top priority in grid modernisation plan

June 26, 2018 Hawaiian Electric Companies have filed an appeal with the Public Utilities Commission to start phase 1 of the grid modernisation initiative. Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light want to deploy advanced meters, meter data management systems and a telecommunications network commencing 2019 until 2023, at an estimated cost of $86.3 …

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Smart metering-as-a-service to generate $1.03 billion in revenue by 2027

June 26, 2018 The outsourcing by utilities of smart metering operations, known as managed services, or Smart Metering-as-a-Service (“SMaaS”), will see annual revenue grow from $199 million in 2018 to $1.03 billion by 2027, according to a new study conducted by Northeast Group. The study states that the smart metering industry is evolving to more …

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