India’s largest construction company Larsen & Toubro has chosen Itron to supply residential water meters as part of an infrastructure upgrade project in Delhi expected to take a year and a half. The deal, which calls for Itron to provide 250,000 water meters, is the company’s largest contract in India to date. In a previous deal, Itron delivered 100,000 water meters to DJB.
India has commissioned a first of its kind Renewable Energy Based Smart Mini-Grid System at TERI Retreat in Gurgaon. “The country must have strong safeguards so that it gets the best technology and also develops it indigenously”, said Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy .
Incap Corporation has signed a cooperation agreement to supply electronic modules for Aidon Oy’s next-generation energy service devices. Aidon is a European technology company specializing in smart metering and smart grid applications.
PERI Software Solutions President & CEO Sarav Periasamy says smart grid technology is here to stay. “Smart grid technology is mainly used by utilities, and thanks to President Obama, it will be more affordable to municipalities and their customers,” Periasamy believes. “Research shows that 60 percent of the electricity generated in this country is lost to inefficiencies, and the fact that smart grid technology is green and does not cost more, customers will feel good about saving energy and the planet.”
Aftek’s new SoC-based PLC transparent modem allows two-way data communication over existing AC power lines, eliminating the need to add or replace data lines network. Aftek’s transparent modem provides reliable data communication and is cost-effective, making it an ideal solution for building and industrial automation. The modem also supports centralized data collection for automatic meter reading and permits centralized control for a variety of applications such as street lighting.