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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…

Scotland Unveils New Smart Grid Initiative

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland will benefit from an initiative intended to boost smart grid research and development that provides access to power network testing facilities. The University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) and Scottish Enterprise launched the SME voucher access to provide funding to companies and stimulate the research output…

Oman Introduced Smart Meter Initiative

CESI Middle East has signed an agreement with Oman’s Electricity Holding Company (EHC) to help introduce smart meters for high value customers by defining the customer segments and functional requirements of automated meter reading (AMR), planning the rollout approach, outlining security measures and standards, designing the market messaging system, detailing the solution architecture, and identifying…