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Dubai Seeks to Be World’s Smartest City

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a strategy to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city. Over the next three years the utility will implement 100 initiatives and 1,000 smart services to that encompass transportation, communications, infrastructure, economic services, and urban planning to enhance the quality of life for Dubai’s residents and…

SaskPower Used Non-Electricians to Install Smart Meters

The Canadian Press reports that Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) is claiming the provincial government changed the law to enable SaskPower to use unqualified workers to install smart meters. Deputy NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says a freedom of information request secured documents that detail an exemption was granted to a July 2013 law that requires…

Westermost Rough Wind Farm Installs First Siemens Turbine

The first of 35 6MW wind turbines has been installed at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the North Sea off the Holderness northeastern England. It is the first time the Siemens turbine, which are designed to produce greater energy yields than current models, will be used on a commercial scale. When fully operational…

Tesla Announces More UK Supercharger Sites

Tesla has announced the debut of new supercharger sites in London and Birmingham. The locations are part of a network expansion that is designed to enable UK drivers who own Tesla Model S vehicles to drive anywhere in the country and charge for free for life. In London the first new supercharging site is located…

PEV Manufacturers Take Aim on Asia Pacific Region

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), which are readily available in the US states, most Canadian provinces and territories, and in every Western European country have not yet been widely distributed in the Asia Pacific region. The irony is that PEVs are especially suited for dense urban areas, making many Asian Pacific metropolitan areas prime markets. A…

Sensus Affirms Smart Meter Safety in Light of SaskPower Recall

The Saskatchewan government’s order for SaskPower to remove 105,000 smart meters installed at homes and businesses does not apply to parts of Saskatoon that receive service from that city’s Light & Power utility. According to Saskatoon officials, their meter replacement program, which uses Elster as its supplier, has not had any problems. SaskPower engineers have…