EnergyAustralia rules out commercial WiMAX interests

Despite EnergyAustralia’s growing fiber and WiMAX-based infrastructure in New South Wales, the energy retailer has opted against becoming a retail service provider (RSP) under the National Broadband Network (NBN). EnergyAustralia has established a wide-ranging network consisting of 800km of fiber infrastructure, and is in the process of deploying 140 WiMAX base towers around the state to transmit electricity usage information from smart meters to data collection units and mobile field devices. As part of its winning bid for the


PG&E Releases Smart Meter Deployment Reports

At the request of the California Public Utilities Commission, PG&E made public 45 monthly SmartMeter reports submitted to the agency. The reports, totaling more than 700 pages, date back to August 2006 and reveal PG&E efforts to cooperate with the CPUC and further strengthen communications with its customers.

Five new companies develop wireless smart meters

Companies are springing up that seek to capture some of the market for smart meters.  Obviously, this market has not been fully developed but has a huge potential.  Forward-looking business leaders are marketing their products for consumers that want to have more control over their energy consumption. Wireless technology plays a key role in the…

CalAmp introduces new AMI technology

On September 8 CalAmp Corporation introduced its WiMetry communications methodology to be used within today’s Automatic Meter Reading/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMR/AMI) solutions.  CalAmp is a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications solutions that enable always available access.  The business includes many consumers in the industrial monitoring and controls, public safety, public utilities, and satellite broadcast…

Partnership formed to help companies reduce energy consumption

Spinwave Systems, a manufacturer of wireless sensors and controls that enable energy efficiency programs, and AscentIQ, an enterprise planning software firm, have forged a partnership to develop products that will help corporations reduce their energy consumption. Spinwave’s expertise in wireless sensors and controls combined with AscentIQ’s software platform that already integrates financial, business management, and…