Smart Meters

Smart Meter Market Surging

Carl Weinschenk

The global electricity/smart meter market will be a hot one as governments mount initiatives aimed at implementing the technology. Demand will surpass 148 million units during the next four years. During the period from 2012 to 2018, the market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent when computed in terms   …Continue Reading


Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption in the Mining Industry

Karen Henry

Electricity accounts for 32 percent of a mine’s total energy use, so finding ways to reduce energy use can result in significant savings for mining companies. Grinding and ventilation offer the greatest potential for reducing energy use in the coal mining industry, according to an article on the World Coal website. In addition to savings achieved   …Continue Reading


Electric Submeter Market to Reach by $2.5B by 2025

Karen Henry

Global revenue from electric submeters is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2024, suggesting strong industry growth, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Global revenue from electric submeters is expected to reach $949.7 million in 2015, with investments in North America and Europe continuing to lead the market. Commercial and industrial building owners   …Continue Reading


Verizon Introduces Smart Energy-as-a-Service

Karen Henry

Verizon has announced Grid Wide Utility Solutions, a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform that provides utility companies with an integrated system for smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control. Grid Wide comes with a range of cloud-based applications intended to help utility companies drive incremental revenue, reduce operating costs, increase   …Continue Reading


Honeywell Acquires Elster for $5.1B

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell signed an agreement to acquire the Elster Division of Melrose Industries for about $5.1 billion. Elster is a provider of thermal gas systems for commercial, industrial and residential heating systems as well as being a provider of gas, water and electricity meters. Honeywell says during the past decade, it has completed more than 80   …Continue Reading


Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading


Customers Slow to Adopt Smart Pricing

Josh Kessler

Smart grid technology has seen widespread deployment. Seven states and the District of Columbia achieved adoption rates of greater than 70 percent by the end of 2013, according to data from the Energy Information Administration – including California and Texas, the two largest states. The top 10 states for smart grid deployment, also known as advanced   …Continue Reading


California May Allow Distributed Resources into Wholesale Market

Josh Kessler

Traditionally, distributed energy resources (DER) have been too small to bid into energy markets. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which oversees the California power market, typically requires projects to be at least 500 kW in order to participate in the market. In order to promote small-scale solar, batteries, demand response technologies, and other DER,   …Continue Reading


The Aging Energy Infrastructure Challenge

Josh Kessler

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz presented recommendations from the Quadrennial Energy Review to Congress on May 21, reported Forbes. Although Moniz noted that electricity consumption has been flat for the past 10 years, he discussed several challenges that the country will need to address in the coming years, including climate change, cyber and physical security, a   …Continue Reading


ComEd Installs One Millionth Smart Meter

Linda Hardesty

ComEd has installed its one millionth smart meter in its Chicago-area service territory. The mission of installing nearly four million smart meters began in 2013 and is expected to be complete in 2018 – three years ahead of schedule. The smart meters use two-way radio communications to collect usage information and securely transmit it to   …Continue Reading


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