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Wi-SUN Adds Two University Members

The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, and Purdue University has joined the Wi-SUN Alliance as Contributor Members. Wi-SUN’s goal is to bring standardization and interoperability to a wide variety of smart utility and smart city network application areas that will play a significant role in the Internet of things. Wi-SUN Alliance chair Phil Beecher…

Baroness Verma: Smart Meters Essential to Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy and Climate Change under secretary of state Baroness Verma told attendees of the Elmhurst Energy Conference that energy efficiency is fundamental to a thriving economy. “By cutting down on waste, businesses can increase their productivity, boost their profitability and improve their competitiveness…In the wider low carbon and environmental goods and services sector, the…

Mainstream Renewable Power Acquires Ghana Wind Farm

Mainstream Renewable Power is acquiring the 225 MW Ayitepa wind farm, located at Accra, Ghana. The facility is currently owned by Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik. The total investment of the project is reported to be $525 million. The deal is expected to finalize in 2015 with power production starting in 2016. Until the…

Dropcountr Introduces New Smart Meter Data Management Solution

Dropcountr has introduced CLEAR, a meter-agnostic meter data management (MDM) platform that lets utilities better meet ever more stringent state and federal water conservation goals. Dropcountr designed the new product to accommodate the transition to smart monitoring and to support efficient reporting, functioning as a traditional MDM solution. CLEAR also provides access to visual monitoring…

Itron to Distribute i2O Smart Pressure Management Products

Itron has signed a five-year agreement to distribute i2O’s smart pressure management products, which help minimize non-revenue water by reducing physical water losses in the distribution network. Itron expects the collaboration will expand its “and round out its non-revenue water (NRW) offering, enabling utilities to more effectively and efficiently manage water resources around the world.” Itron…

Springfield Selects Silver Spring Networks Smart Grid Solution

City Utilities of Springfield has selected Silver Spring Networks for an advanced, multi-application smart grid deployment. City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program will increase customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform and managed services. Silver Spring’s solution is expected to deliver improved service reliability, reduced operating costs, and greater energy efficiency. Eric Dresselhuys,…