smart meter

At Tuesday’s New York Energy Week Smart Grid Roundtable discussion, experts from various perspectives talked about how smart metering and new data sources are changing power grid operations, customer engagement and revenue structures. Price signals are key to altering customer behavior with regard to energy consumption, but a smart meter alone may not be enough… Keep reading →

Coal Remains Main Source Of German Energy Supply

Change is sweeping through utility telecommunications at a furious pace, as nearly 60 percent of electric and water providers are planning for replacement, upgrades or new communications infrastructure in the next five years. “This change is challenging utilities to adapt to transformative technologies, and to place a heightened focus on security and regulation,” said Dean… Keep reading →

Electricity Bill Across The Country Rise On Record Fuel Costs

Quick Take: We typically reserve press releases for our Friday column documenting product announcements and project wins. But I think this recent story from Itron has at least three important implications. First, an electric power utility is sharing its communications network with a separate entity (a city’s water department). This is such an obvious way for a… Keep reading →