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ComEd Customers to Share Smart Energy Usage Data

ComEd is partnering with Schneider Electric on a Green Button Connect My Data initiative in northern Illinois that enables customers to authorize third-party service providers to receive direct access to their smart energy usage analytics. ComEd is also offering Energy Insights Online, a free web-based energy analysis service that interfaces with Green Button. According to…

Johannesburg Touts Smart Meter Deployment

The city of Johannesburg is nearly halfway through its planned smart meter deployment. The new devices were adopted in part to mitigate load shedding and reduce meter-reading cost. The city is scheduled to install 70 000 smart meters by June and a total of 150 000 by the end of September. In a statement, city…

Landis+Gyr to Give Navy Yard Smart Energy Facelift

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the city’s public-private economic development corporation, has selected Landis+Gyr to establish an energy infrastructure at The Navy Yard. The initial phase of the project will be the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure solution elements, including smart meters, a Gridstream communications network, meter data management software, and related cloud based…

PowerNet Deploys Smart Meters in NZ

PowerNet is deploying the first of 60,000 advanced power meters being installed as part of a $24.5 million, three-year roll out plan across parts of New Zealand. According to The Southland Times, once the requisite testing and systems installation was completed, retail power companies began contacting businesses and homeowners to arrange installation. PowerNet project manager…

Ericsson To Supply Smart Meters in Norway

Skagerak Nett has selected Ericsson as sole supplier of 180,000 smart meters to be deployed in Norway beginning in 2016. The project is part of a large-scale modernization of the Norwegian power grid. Geir Kulås, Skagerak Nett chief executive officer, says: “We are very pleased with the choice of Ericsson and look forward to a…

New Zealand Company Giving Away Free Power to Smart Meter Homes

A New Zealand-based online electricity company is giving away free power for an hour a day during one of the two off-peak times. Electric Kiwi caters only to consumers who have smart meters installed. According to the start-up, “Rates will differ region to region and household size but all customers will pay a fixed rate…