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San Diego Utility Receives Reliability Award

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is the recipient of the 2014 ReliabilityOne National Reliability Excellence Award and was also recognized for outstanding customer engagement. SDG&E president and chief operating officer Steven D. Davis says, “We’re honored to be named the most reliable utility in the nation. At SDG&E we’re focused on our core business of…

CG to Open Grenoble Smart Meter Facility

Avantha Group Company CG is opening a new Grenoble facility in 2015 that can produce, test, and calibrate more than two million ZIV smart meters per year. CG is participating in ERDF’s massive rollout of Linky smart meters. CG chief executive officer and managing director Laurent Demortier says, “We are pleased to be setting up this…

Silver Spring Networks’ New Smart City Platform

Silver Spring Networks has unveiled the next gen of its IPv6-based smart city networking platform, which enables operators to deploy multiple applications atop a single, standards-based network. Brandon Davito, Silver Spring Networks’ vice president of smart lighting and cities, notes, “Our secure, reliable, and globally proven IPv6 smart city platform gives cities and critical infrastructure…

Texas A&M University at Qatar Opens Smart Grid Center

Texas A&M University at Qatar had opened the Smart Grid Center extension that is designed to make smart grid a reality in Qatar and elsewhere. The center is intended to train engineering students and professionals in energy-related concepts and technologies in Qatar as well as integrating electricity, information, and communication infrastructures to produce power more…

British Gas Smart Meters Challenge Shows Savings

Results from the British Gas National Smart Meter Challenge shows that during the 10 weeks of the experiment, participants used 6 percent less gas and 7 percent less electricity than comparable homes without smart meters, simply by being more aware of their energy use. Prorated to 52, that would mean the average consumer would save £66…

Indian Prime Minister Urges More Global Clean Energy R&D

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging G20 nations to establish a global virtual centre dedicated to clean energy research and development. Modi says, “Let us increase the collective research and development efforts and collaboration and ensure dissemination to all countries, stated Modi. For this, a global virtual centre for clean energy research and development…