Itron unveils hands-free BYOT solution for utilities demand response

June 18, 2018 Itron has launched its hands-free Bring-Your-Own-Thermostat (BYOT) solution to enable public power utilities to implement BYOT demand response programmes at a lower cost and with minimal impact on operations. In the BYOT model, customers who have purchased a Wi-Fi smart thermostat are recruited to participate in demand response programmes. This is in … Read more Itron unveils hands-free BYOT solution for utilities demand response

Smart meters: Itron dives deep with new ultrasonic meter

June 12, 2018 Itron has unveiled its new Intelis water meter, the company’s first ultrasonic water metering solution for North America that allows utilities to take advantage of the power of data. When coupled with Itron’s multi-purpose networks OpenWay Riva and Gen5, the meter is able to provide utility service providers with real-time information they … Read more Smart meters: Itron dives deep with new ultrasonic meter

Survey: US Utilities lack expertise to implement grid modernisation strategies

June 12, 2018 Results from the 2018 BRIDGE Index Utility Industry grid modernisation Survey have been released and indicate a dramatic increase in organisations developing grid modernisation plans, 73% vs. 52% from the company’s 2017 survey. However, consensus as to what defines a “modernisation component” remains fractured. BRIDGE Energy Group’s annual survey results remain one … Read more Survey: US Utilities lack expertise to implement grid modernisation strategies

DP&L launches online marketplace for energy efficiency services

June 11, 2018 Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), energy provider to 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio, has partnered with customer engagement solutions firm Simple Energy to launch an online marketplace for energy efficiency products and services. The DP&L marketplace provides customers with recommendations which they can use to make informed decisions on energy … Read more DP&L launches online marketplace for energy efficiency services

Minnesota utility coop. deploys integrated AMI and smart grid solution

June 7, 2018 US utility cooperative Crow Wing Power has selected Tantalus Systems for smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure deployment. The Minnesota utility has 37,000 members and is the first to adopt the enhanced TUNet platform with integrated demand management. TUNet, a multi-application smart grid platform, will provide the utility with grid analytics capabilities … Read more Minnesota utility coop. deploys integrated AMI and smart grid solution

Power Over Energy reaches milestone of 1 million facebook fans

June 7, 2018 Social media clean energy literacy initiative Power Over Energy has reached a milestone on its facebook page by surpassing 1 million fans. The Power Over Energy campaign is backed by a coalition of governments and energy and environmental groups and aims to raise awareness around the impact of energy consumption, the potential … Read more Power Over Energy reaches milestone of 1 million facebook fans

PSEG adds $1.7bn to massive infrastructure upgrade budget

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June 5, 2018 US utility PSEG is planning to file a proposal with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to increase investments towards infrastructure upgrades from $11.5 billion to $13.2 billion over the next five years. If approved, the plan includes directing $2.9 billion towards developing new and upgrading existing energy efficiency, electric vehicle … Read more PSEG adds $1.7bn to massive infrastructure upgrade budget

Smart meters: Texas utility board eyes 1.5% reduction in energy use

May 31, 2018 The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUD) has plans to install an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to modernise its electric meter billing processes. Tommy Nylec, chief engineer at KPUB, said the new AMI system will enable two-way communication between the consumer households and the utility. The AMI will include smart meters, communications … Read more Smart meters: Texas utility board eyes 1.5% reduction in energy use

Pacific Power turns AMI focus to Jackson county

May 28, 2018 US utility Pacific Power is set to start installation of smart meters in Jackson County. The utility will install 88,000 smart meters in Butte Falls, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Rogue River, Shady Cove and Talent. The installations will begin the week of June 25 through September in … Read more Pacific Power turns AMI focus to Jackson county

PSEG to maximise behavioral energy efficiency and customer engagement

Metering.com May 18, 2018 Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island has selected Tendril, a demand side management (DSM) analytics platform provider to serve as its behavioral energy efficiency (BEE) and customer engagement partner. PSEG Long Island is committed to increasing customer satisfaction and deployed several solutions that help customers understand their home energy use, … Read more PSEG to maximise behavioral energy efficiency and customer engagement