Harnessing smart meter data key to better customer engagement, SECC report says

September 27, 2018 Smart meters are helping to transform the electric grid, but the enormous amounts of data generated by the technology could be better leveraged by utilities in order to provide more customized energy solutions for customers. © Shutterstock The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) asked 1,698 U.S. consumers what they want from their … Read moreHarnessing smart meter data key to better customer engagement, SECC report says

Digital utility unveils two Amazon efficiency bundles

October 4, 2018 US digital utility Arcadia Power has partnered with Amazon to improve energy efficiency for smart home consumers. Arcadia Power and Amazon have launched two new home energy efficiency bundles. Using the Basic and Plus Home Efficiency bundles, the two companies will install smart home devices for consumers at zero upfront cost. The … Read moreDigital utility unveils two Amazon efficiency bundles

PSE&G’s proposal secures stakeholder support

October 1, 2018 In a statement, smart grid solutions firm Landis+Gyr says it is supporting PSE&G’s recently filed infrastructure upgrade in New Jersey. The plan is known as the Clean Energy Future and includes investing in smart operations to improve customer services, as well as to elevate New Jersey’s grid into the digital age. Investments … Read morePSE&G’s proposal secures stakeholder support

Smart water meters help Utah achieve 30% decrease in demand

September 28, 2018 In the US state of Utah, the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District partnered with Sensus to deploy advanced metering infrastructure to accurately bill consumers. Providing services to 18,000 metering points and supplying water to 625,000 residents, Weber Basin has to date installed 6,375 IPERL smart water meters as part of efforts to … Read moreSmart water meters help Utah achieve 30% decrease in demand

Study identifies 6 trends in US smart home market

September 28, 2018 Parks Associates has issued a new report analysing the US smart home market. Findings of the study include: Broadband households are buying additional smart devices as more purchase channels open to them 16% of broadband households own two or more smart home devices Smart thermostats are the best selling smart home category … Read moreStudy identifies 6 trends in US smart home market

What consumers want from energy usage data

September 27, 2018 The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) released a new report, “Data Analytics: Unlocking the Consumer Benefits”, which reveals what residential consumers want to know from their electricity providers about the energy usage data that’s been collected from their smart meters. With smart meters now installed at over 60% of US households, energy data … Read moreWhat consumers want from energy usage data

USDA enhances rural electric service with $398.5 million funding

September 25, 2018 The US Department of Agriculture has announced $398.5 million in funding to improve rural electric service in 13 states. The funding is being issued through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Programme. Anne Hazlett, Assistant Secretary for Rural Development, said: “Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world.” The funding will … Read moreUSDA enhances rural electric service with $398.5 million funding

Kansas utility unveils ecobee-enabled DR pilot

September 18, 2018 US utility Kansas City Power & Light has partnered with Tendril Orchestrated Energy to implement a demand response pilot. Tendril Orchestrated Energy is providing its smart thermostat demand management solution. The solution will allow KCP&L to add support for ecobee smart thermostats and enable existing ecobee users to reduce energy consumption during … Read moreKansas utility unveils ecobee-enabled DR pilot

US utility unveils three new clean energy and efficiency programmes

September 12, 2018 US utility Arizona Public Service has announced its three new programmes designed to help consumers increase adoption and optimise clean energy resources. The three programmes Cool Rewards, Strong Rewards and Reserve Rewards provide consumers with incentives to adopt advanced technologies that would help improve management of solar energy resources. The programmes help … Read moreUS utility unveils three new clean energy and efficiency programmes