29. June 2016 · Comments Off on Record Enrollment in ComEd’s Smart Meter-Enabled Savings Program · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

When it gets hot this summer, nearly 160,000 ComEd customers enrolled in Peak Time Savings Program can power down to save cash

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The beginning of June marks the start of summer savings for ComEd customers who signed up for the smart meter-enabled Peak Time Savings program. This year nearly 160,000 ComEd customers are taking advantage of Peak Time Savings – record enrollment since the program began in 2014 – and from June 1 through September 30, program participants who voluntarily reduce energy usage during the Peak Time Savings hours will earn credits that appear in the form of dollars off on their next electric bill.

During the summer of 2016, ComEd will announce Peak Time Savings Hours on days when electricity is most in demand. Peak Time Savings Hours will typically occur for a few hours between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on three to five days during the summer. There is no penalty for not participating and customers can still participate in future Peak Time Savings Hours.

More than 52,000 customers saved $385,000 in just a few short hours last summer by reducing their electricity usage during high electric demand periods. ComEd is the first utility in the Midwest to offer this program to customers whose homes have been fitted with a smart meter.

“The Peak Time Savings program is another way our smart meter technology is bringing value to our customers,” said Val Jensen, senior vice president of Customer Operations, ComEd. “Smart meters are at the heart of what we believe will become the electricity network of the future and we will continue to use smart grid technology as a platform to explore innovative solutions to provide customers with reliable electric service and more options on managing their electricity use and costs.”

Source: Record Enrollment in ComEd’s Smart Meter-Enabled Savings Program | Business Wire

07. August 2015 · Comments Off on Brazil smart grid project to create communication protocol by 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In Latin America, Brazil expects to complete a communication protocol for smart grid interoperability by the end of 2016.Brazil’s advanced metering project, known as Sibmah, is a platform that aims to standardise different types of smart meter as part of the country’s future smart grid.

Source: Brazil smart grid project to create communication protocol by 2016 | Metering.com

17. April 2015 · Comments Off on CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in comprehensive smart grid technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

More than five years after receiving a $200 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the acceleration of smart meter deployment and Intelligent Grid (IG) implementation, CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) continues to lead the nation in electric grid optimization. The company was one of only six utilities awarded the maximum grant amount by the DOE in 2009, with $150 million used toward smart meter deployment and the remaining $50 million toward implementation of the IG system.

“Through these advancements in smart grid technology, made possible in part by the Department of Energy, we have seen significant improvement in reliability, are able to provide better service to customers and improve air quality in our community,” said Kenny Mercado, senior vice president of Electric Operations for CenterPoint Energy. “This is a large step forward for CenterPoint Energy and will provide the basis for long-term advancements in how we operate our system.”

via CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in comprehensive smart grid technology — HOUSTON, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —.

15. April 2015 · Comments Off on CenterPoint Energy completes DOE-supported smart grid project · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

More than five years after receiving a $200 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the acceleration of smart meter deployment and Intelligent Grid (IG) implementation, CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in electric grid optimization.

The company was one of only six utilities awarded the maximum grant amount by the DOE in 2009, with $150 million used toward smart meter deployment and the remaining $50 million toward implementation of the IG system.

via CenterPoint Energy completes DOE-supported smart grid project – Pennenergy.

02. February 2015 · Comments Off on Webcast – The Impact of IoT on Energy Efficiency in the Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things is driving radical change in the energy industry as consumers adopt smart devices and smart energy solutions. Approximately 10% of U.S. broadband households have a smart device with energy-related functions – including 8% with a smart thermostat and 6% with smart lighting.

The growing penetration of these devices is changing the way that utilities execute energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) programs. The combination of smart meter and smart product data enable many new approaches to energy management.

via Parks Associates webcast – The Impact of IoT on Energy Efficiency in the Home.