Smart Meters

A Smart Grid is Only as Smart as the Information it Gathers and Distributes

Ken Silverstein

A smart grid can’t be smart unless the data it works with is relevant, timely and accurate.


Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading


Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered By Record Investment

Sara Gutterman

Smart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.


Smart Cities Market to More than Double by 2025

Carl Weinschenk

Navigant Research released a report this week predicting that global smart city revenue will grow from $36.7 billion this year to $88.7 billion by 2025. The report focuses on the energy, water, mobility, buildings and government elements of smart cities. Energy will be a big part of smart city development both from the supplier and   …Continue Reading


Navigant: Smart Meter Sector Has “Plateaued”

Carl Weinschenk

The smart meter business in North American is leveling off, according to Navigant Research.


Smart Meters Come to La Grange, IL

Carl Weinschenk

The Chicago Tribune reports that Commonwealth Edison next month will begin installing smart meters in businesses and homes in La Grange, IL.


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