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AutoGrid Systems Launches New Smart Energy Platform

AutoGrid has released the third version of its energy data platform (EDP). The solution, which includes applications for customer engagement, grid operation, and revenue assurance, provides a real-time assessment of a utility’s energy assets through expanded core tools, platform services, analytics, big data, and data science capabilities. The upgrades were designed to improve customer engagement,…

Using Smart Meters to Fight California’s Drought

Long Beach, California, is using technology to help conserve water. With California in the throes of a choking drought—the worst to hit central and certain southern parts of the state in more than one thousand years according to historians—the beach city is identifying residents who waste water through smart meters. The Long Beach water department…

CenterPoint Energy a Smart Meter Success Story

Five years after receiving a $150 million federal grant from the US Department of Energy for smart meter deployment and $50 million toward smart grid implementation, CenterPoint Energy has installed more than 2.3 million smart meters throughout the utility’s five thousand square-mile service territory. Kenny Mercado, CenterPoint Energy’s senior vice president of electric operations notes,…

Silver Spring Networks Selected for Paris Smart City Project

Silver Spring Networks is collaborating with EVESA to deploy a citywide network in Paris that connects above- and below-ground cabinet-based controllers for street and traffic lights. Scott Lang, Silver Spring Networks chairman, president, and chief executive officer, says, “With more than two million citizens and 16 million annual visitors, modernizing the public lighting infrastructure for…

Silicon Labs Introduces M-Bus Smart Meter Solution

Silicon Labs has introduced the industry’s first complete wireless metering bus (M-Bus) platform solution the company says will simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water, and heat resources in the European market. M-Bus is a European standard for the remote reading of gas or electricity meters. Silicon Labs’ smart metering…

Florida Utility Debuts New Smart Grid Facility

Florida Power & Light (FPL) has launched the Power Delivery Diagnostic Center, which the utility reports is designed to “leverage advanced smart grid technology to better manage the electric system and deliver reliable service that ranks among the best in the nation.” FPL’s vice president of power delivery Manny Miranda notes, “The electric grid, which…