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DTE Partners on New Mobile Energy Efficiency Platform

Detroit Edison (DTE) is partnering with Vectorform to provide an energy-efficiency mobile platform that enables customers to significantly improve home energy consumption and increase energy savings. The joint venture, called Powerley, is designed to allow utility companies to present real-time energy consumption information to their customers. According to DTE, the digital application platform allows consumers…

Co-Op Leverages Sensus Smart Meter Solution

Wake Electric Membership Corporation is leveraging the Sensus FlexNet communication network to improve billing accuracy, system management, and customer service. The co-op has announced that it will take full advantage of its investment in the communication network through data analytics applications. According to Sensus, the The FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves…

Metrix Teams with Silver Spring in New Zealand

Metrix is partnering with Silver Spring Networks to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) services for electricity generator and energy telecoms retailer Trustpower, which serves 225,000 customers across New Zealand. The deployment will leverage Silver Spring’s multi-application, standards-based IPv6 networking platform and deliver two-way communications. Andrew Vlachiotis, Silver Spring Networks vice president of Asia-Pacific sales says…

New Device Itemizes Energy Use, With or Without Smart Meter

A new home energy management solution called Smappee is designed to help consumers reduce power consumption by providing a detailed accounting of where exactly the energy is being used. Smappee’s business development manager Richard Morgan explains, “One of the first things you need is to get visibility on where the energy used is actually going.…

UAE Encouraging Electric Vehicle Adoption

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is encouraging drivers to adopt electric vehicles as part of an effort to make Dubai an environmentally friendly smart city. To that end electric vehicle charge stations are planned for the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) headquarters. The utility has also announced plans to establish 100 EV charging stations…

College Dorms in Energy Conservation Contest

Williams College in Massachusetts is holding a week-long Do it in the Dark event in which dorms compete to reduce their energy consumption by the most. The buildings are divided into two categories—large and small—with one winner chosen from each category. According to the college, “WEC compares how much energy each dorm building uses during…