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

04. October 2015 · Comments Off on Mumbai turning smart with IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In a latest update, Connode is working with Reliance Energy in Mumbai as the strategic partner for communication solutions and applications using Intel IOT Gateways for building a SmartSustainable City Network in Mumbai.

In the first phase, Reliance will connect the smart meters, streetlights and distribution automation equipment in Mumbai, using Intel IOT Gateways and Connode’s IPv6 based wireless mesh solution, Connode 4. This is said to be the first roll-out in India of smart meters fully compliant to the communication standards recently adopted in the machine-to-machine (M2M) roadmap by the government of India.

Source: Mumbai turning smart with IoT – CIOL

24. September 2015 · Comments Off on Saving the best for last: ComEd awaits biggest smart grid payoff  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are more than 1.4 million smart meters installed in northern Illinois and customers with them can leverage smart meter-enabled tools and pricing programs to help them manage their energy usage and save money on electric bills.

Source: Saving the best for last: ComEd awaits biggest smart grid payoff – SmartGridNews

08. September 2015 · Comments Off on Smart Meter-Enabled Tools Put the Power in Customers Hands and Greater Control of Electricity Costs  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With more than 1.4 million smart meters installed in northern Illinois, customers with smart meters can leverage smart meter-enabled tools and pricing programs to help them manage their energy usage and save money on electric bills. Customers with smart meters can access ComEd’s online energy management tools, sign up for high-usage alerts, receive weekly usage reports summarizing daily electricity use, enroll in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program and more to enjoy the benefits smart meters have to offer.

Source: Smart Meter-Enabled Tools Put the Power in Customers Hands and Greater Control of Electricity Costs | Business Wire

03. September 2015 · Comments Off on Ericsson takes steps to crack 5G puzzle with energy saving batteries and indoor coverage boost · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Better insulated buildings may help reduce your energy demand, but they also create the unintended consequences of reducing mobile phone coverage indoors.Today communications giant Ericsson will unveil its attempt to tackle the growing problem in the form of a new piece of software, which aims to boost mobile networks indoors, helping to improve businesses’ productivity, make home-working easier, and pave the way for more connected devices such as smart meters.

Source: Ericsson takes steps to crack 5G puzzle with energy saving batteries and indoor coverage boost – 01 Sep 2015 – Analysis from BusinessGreen