In depth: Learning from European smart metering deployments

European smart metering received a positive push with the publication of the EU Internal Energy Market Directive (2009), which established that member states should ensure the implementation of intelligent metering systems. At least 80% of European consumers should be equipped with smart meters by 2020 provided the result of a …read more

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Engerati’s week in energy: the global growth of microgrids


Communities are taking back control of their own power generation, storage and consumption.

The benefits of on-site generation, storage and transmission are clear and the trend is travelling fast across the globe.

From under-developed countries such as India who have been developing mini grids for almost two decades now [Mini-grids …read more

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Tender watch: Mexican utility seeks smart meter supplier

Mexico’s state-owned electric utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has issued a tender for the deployment of smart electricity meters, according to local media source

The release of the tender was confirmed by a representative of Cisco Internet of Things in Mexico, Manuel Velasco Rival.

Mr Rival said that Cisco is …read more

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Itron expands Riva to offer intelligent load control for HVAC

Metering giant Itron has expanded its new edge intelligence technology Riva to control run times on high-consumption systems such as HVAC, hot water and pool pumps.

The announcement comes during Itron Utility Week taking place in San Antonio, Texas, where the theme of the conference is ‘resourcefulness in action’.

The new addition …read more

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