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Oracle and Opower to Team Up to Make Big Data Even Bigger

Ken Silverstein

Oracle will buy Opower for $532 million.

Sub-Metering Moving into Non-Residential Buildings

Carl Weinschenk

The individual metering of building tenants – sub-metering — is an important trend to which energy managers must pay attention. It is a tool which, along with energy management systems and building management systems, will drive efficiency by enabling increasingly granular and creative control of building resources. Sub-metering to this point is more common in   …Continue Reading

Long Beach, CA, Deploying Smart Meters

Carl Weinschenk

Long Beach, CA, is deploying smart gas meters throughout Long Beach and Signal Hill. The goal is to make natural gas usage more efficient and eliminate monthly visits to homes and businesses by meter readers. The meters will increase the accuracy of data that is collected. The meters also will send notifications of leaks or other   …Continue Reading

10 Things Companies Should Know about the Changing Electric Grid

Liz Delaney

How the Low-Carbon Electricity Revolution Affects the Grid’s Biggest Customers The electricity grid of the United States is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Coal-fired and nuclear power plants are closing their doors, renewable energy from wind and solar energy is gaining market share and natural gas has become the dominant source of grid electricity in many   …Continue Reading

Featured Product of the Year: Meazon Zi-Clamp

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by Meazon  “The non-intrusive connection capability and the inductive charging capability is well engineered and offers easy installation, management and use.” –Energy Manager Today Awards judge Energy efficiency projects suffer from a variety of limiting factors affecting ROI, including: Lack of space in the DB in order to monitor as many   …Continue Reading

Energy Manager Today Product & Project of the Year Award Winners Announced

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today announces the winners of the first annual Energy Manager Today Awards, a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line. You can download the report here. The following companies won Product of the   …Continue Reading

Companies Vie to Define the New Grid

Carl Weinschenk

AutoGrid says that it has struck a deal with Dutch power company Eneco Group. Eneco, which has more than 2 million customers, will use AutoGrid’s Predictive Controls and DROMS application to create a “software-defined power plant” that will enable Eneco’s customers to save, use, exchange or sell energy, according to AutoGrid. The deal is illustrative of   …Continue Reading

Mexico Shopping for 2M Smart Meters

Carl Weinschenk

Metering and Smart Energy International reports that Mexico has issued several tenders for a total of more than 2 million smart meters. The information is included in research by the Northeast Group, which says that the tenders are part of a bigger project to deploy 30.2 million smart meters between this year and 2025. Mexico is   …Continue Reading

SB 350 Passes in California

Karen Henry

The California legislature has passed SB 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015. The bill calls for energy efficiency in buildings to increase by 50 percent and for 50 percent of the state utilities’ power to come from renewable energy by 2030. The provision to cut petroleum use in California by 50   …Continue Reading

AT&T Forms Smart Cities Organization

Carl Weinschenk

AT&T’s Smart Cities Organization aims to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to help communities save energy and money. The platform will connect utility meters, street lights, water systems and similar infrastructure elements, the company said. One use of the platform, the company says, is conserving energy by using motion sensors in parking garages to turn lights   …Continue Reading

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