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Learning from European Advanced Metering Deployments

Starting in 2000, European utilities soared to the forefront of metering systems technology.

NEWS

James Rogers, president and CEO of Duke Energy, has been elected chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the national trade association of shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates worldwide.

DTE Energy signs license for OpenLink’s Endur energy transaction software

OpenLinkannounced that Michigan-based, full-service energy company, DTE Energy will utilize Endur's transaction and risk management functionality for the company's natural gas, power, refined products, coal, and emissions trading activities. This implementation marks OpenLink's first Linux installation.

Main.net announces advanced PLC test with PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities Corp. and Main.net Communications Ltd. have announced a feasibility study on the electricity grid of PPL Electric Utilities, using Main.net's PLUS™ technology.

EU Commission clears transaction of Mirant’s sale of Bewag to Vattenfall

Mirant announced today that all regulatory approvals have been received to complete the sale of Mirant's 44.8 percent ownership position in the Berlin-based German power utility group, Bewag.

The euro-invasion of trading platforms departs U.S. soil

Much like the California Gold Rush (only with better-dressed players), electronic trading platform vendors are beating a fast path to consult and sell deregulating European markets their brand of e-exchange.

Exchange NOTES

Philadelphia-based Skipping Stone Inc., an energy industry consulting firm, recently introduced ACCESSretail, a comprehensive suite of products and services designed specifically for the deregulated retail energy marketplace. Designed to assist energy retailers at every stage of development from inception through to maturity, ACCESSretail is unique in that the tools, templates, and technologies that make up the suite can be utilized individually or in a variety of combinations, depending on need

KW lands in San Fran

KW International, a London-based risk management software company, recently opened its first U.S. office, in San Francisco. The company`s primary product, kW2000, uses transaction and contract analysis methodologies to provide users with energy forwards trading, portfolio management and risk management capabilities. Major clients include Cinergy and Southern Company`s European trading arm, plus international energy companies including Electricite de France, Electrabel of Belgium, Norsk Hydro, Po

Automation in Electric Utilities of the New Europe

The old continent of Europe has under gone, and is still under going, dramatic changes in the political, economic and technical arena in the last few years. The fall of Communism, bringing with it newly developing market economies and the reunification of Germany, is affecting the present and future economic picture. The conflict in the Balkans and its ongoing settlement, as well as an uncertain outlook for Russia, are all impacting the economic situation in general and electric utilities in par

In-Home Energy Monitoring on Trial

Brooklyn Union has announced that it is joining Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) and Microsoft Corp. in testing an energy information service known as "EIS." Customers using the service in Brooklyn Union`s territory will be able to monitor and manage their household energy consumption using personal computers.