15. July 2017 · Comments Off on Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

U.S. energy consumers are increasingly aware and broadly supportive of the smart grid, but relatively few of them participate in most smart-grid related programs and products, according to a study released last week. Nearly three-fourths of U.S. consumers have at least heard of smart meters and the smart grid, according to a longitudinal study published by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an Atlanta-based nonprofit that does market research for industry stakeholders on energy consumers.

Source: Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation | Midwest Energy News

28. August 2016 · Comments Off on LandisGyr Announces Wi-SUN Certification For Smart Grid Network Radio Technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in energy management solutions, has successfully completed Wi-SUN US Profile physical layer certification of the radio technology used in Gridstream® solutions and deployed globally in over 7 million smart grid IoT devices.Industry alliance certifications ensure future interoperability of RF-enabled hardware deployed in smart grid networks. This standards-based certification demonstrates that utilities will be able to realize a future smart grid vision that securely connects devices critical to efficiently and reliably serve the needs of energy consumers. With a wide variety of Wi-SUN compliant devices already operating today on Landis+Gyr networks, utilities are better positioned to bring new devices onto the network for a variety of energy efficiency, grid management and smart city applications.

Source: LandisGyr Announces Wi-SUN Certification For Smart Grid Network Radio Technology

10. November 2015 · Comments Off on Record response: CPUC hit hard on net metering · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Picture this: Wheelbarrows full of signed postcards and petitions being pushed (literally) toward the offices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in support of net metering, whereby energy consumers can generate their own energy using solar power. It really happened late last week, as residents throughout California — representing a diverse coalition of consumer, environmental, faith, public health, environmental justice, and business organizations –gathered on the CPUC steps to deliver more than 130,000 signatures in support of net metering.

Source: Record response: CPUC hit hard on net metering – SmartGridNews

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Smart meters about to take center stage in Europe’s electrical grids · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

After several false starts, 2017 could be the year when smart meters finally run wild across Europe. That’s when Germany — the last holdout among major industrialized nations in the European Union — is set to begin pushing out a ramped-up rollout of smart meters in a phased-in process that now has the support of the country’s 900 distribution service operators (DSOs).According to a draft Digitization Law document leaked to the press in early August, smart meters would be compulsory for high energy consumers and for those living in new buildings.

Source: ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Smart meters about to take center stage in Europe’s electrical grids — Friday, October 2, 2015 — www.eenews.net

20. August 2015 · Comments Off on Proposed Facility Smart Grid Standard Open for Public Review  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A proposed standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to create smart facilities supporting smart grids is open for public review until Oct. 6, 2015. ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage, and communicate about electrical energy consumption and forecasts.Steve Bushby, committee chair for 201P, said the standard also is being considered for adoption as an international standard through the International Organization for Standardization.

Source: Proposed Facility Smart Grid Standard Open for Public Review | 2015-08-18 | ACHRNEWS