South America’s Smart Meter Market Poised for Growth

A new report by the Northeast Group has determined that South America’s smart meter market will reach 104.5 million meters and $25.1 billion by 2020. The study, Smart Grid Market Forecast (2011-2020), projects other smart grid technologies including distribution automation will also grow quickly. Brazil is poised to be first to initiate large-scale deployments, followed by Chile and Argentina.

eMeter Selected for Taiwan Pilot Program

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has selected eMeter’s EnergyIP information platform and customer Web portal for use in its upcoming Smart Grid pilot program. ITRI, a research organization mandated to strengthen the technological competitiveness of Taiwan, says Energy IP was chosen for its reliability and scalability, and proven success in the market.

Chinn Assumes New Responsibilities at Siemens

Engineering and technology company Siemens has appointed Matthew Chinn the new managing director of the Energy Sector UK & North West Europe cluster, effective immediately.  Chinn previously worked in the Energy Service Division, where he was responsible for European Service.