Meter Analytics Firm Aquicore Gets Seed Money

Aquicore, a company that increase meter intelligence, has gotten $3.1 million in seed money from the 1776 Seed Fund of Washington, D.C. Aquicore partners with meter manufacturers to help building managers access the data, which can be monitored and analyzed. The company doesn’t partner with … Read more…

Vodafone Says Managing Energy Data Can Reduce Consumption, Costs

Vodafone Says Managing Energy Data Can Reduce Consumption, Costs

British telecom giant Vodafone has launched an energy data management (EDM) solution that it says will help companies reduce the amount of energy they consume and save money by tracking usage in near real time and assessing how lighting and heating contribute to usage patterns. … Read more…

Prepay Utility Customers Pay Electric Bill, Monitor Usage with Smart Phone

Prepay Utility Customers Pay Electric Bill, Monitor Usage with Smart Phone

AT&T is offering a service for customers to pay their utility bills using smartphones, text messages, kiosks, the Internet or by phone. The application – PayGo from AT&T – will also allow customers to monitor and manage their energy consumption. AT&T will be the sole … Read more…

US Smart-Meter Concerns Waste Energy, Money

US Smart-Meter Concerns Waste Energy, Money

Negative perceptions about smart meters in the US is causing the country to fall behind Europe — and pay more for mismanaged energy — according to a Forbes.com guest post by Varun Nagaraj, senior vice president of product management and marketing at energy networking technology company Echelon Corporation.

Smart meters can also help reduce outages, which Nagaraj says cost the US as much as $150 billion a year.

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Peco Ditches Sensus Smart Meters, Resumes Installation in PA

Peco Ditches Sensus Smart Meters, Resumes Installation in PA

Peco Energy has said it will resume its Philadelphia-area smart-meter installation project, which the company suspended in August after several incidents in which the electronic devices overheated and caught fire. The utility company is, however, ditching meter manufacturer Sensus, whose devices were linked to two … Read more…

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