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Mainers getting an upgraded electricity network with AMI from Itron

Itron announced that Versant Power, an electric transmission and distribution utility serving around 160,000 customers in northern and eastern Maine, will deploy Itron’s multi-purpose solution, including an IoT network and more than 160,000 distributed...

PNM meter reader saves customer’s life

Very few know the streets in town as well as a Public Service New Mexico (PNM) meter reader. Each one walks an average of 8-10 miles per day and drives 20-40 miles per day,...

City of Columbus, Ohio upgrades to smart utility network for water and electricity

The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities has a long history of superior customer service dating back to 1871 and its first drinking water treatment facility at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers....

Grid modernization and energy storage in focus this week: Join us!

As DER proliferate along the grid, utilities must modernize how they deliver electricity. Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Private LTE networks, Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Behind-the-meter and in-front-of-the-meter batteries, all of these in conjunction will lead...

The first rule of connecting DERs: Keep it simple

There’s an under-discussed barrier to the growth of DERs on homes — utilities struggle with interconnection. The technical act of connecting a home to solar and grid power is surprisingly difficult — it is time-consuming, expensive, and complicated.

PSE&G to make $700M investment in smart meters

Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) said Thursday that it received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to invest approximately $700 million during the next four years to provide its 2.3...
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EDF, Capgemini to develop smart meter, smart grid services

By Jonathan Spencer Jones EDF International Networks and Capgemini are partnering to develop common offerings for smart meters and smart grids. The two companies intend to combine their expertise and resources to build common offerings to...
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DLMS’ new working group for grid health and usage monitoring

By Nicholas Nhede DLMS, the secure protocol for interoperable smart devices across all communication pathways, has launched the Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) Working Group. The group is designed to bring together experts in grid management,...
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Trilliant and Gemserv partner on cybersecurity and data protection

By Nicholas Nhede Gemserv Ltd and Trilliant have partnered to provide enhanced security assurance for Trilliant Head-End Software deployments. With products and service platforms now becoming fully connected, Gemserv has stepped in as a leader in...

Vermont’s smallest electric utilities on track for AMI, GIS and data analytics software

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and mPower Innovations announced this week a strategic partnership to bring affordable mapping software and data analytics to 11 community-owned electric utilities. It is a first step in...