Posts tagged Smart Meters
MICHAEL KANELLOS: JUNE 21, 2010
That brings the total to 5 million in the Lone Star State. But will lawsuits follow?
Landis + Gyr will install over 1 million gas and electricity smart meters for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas bringing the total number of meters for which Landis is under contract for that state to over five million.
CPS serves approximately 707,000 electricity customers and 322,000 natural gas customers in the region. The utility wants to gets its smart meter network fully operational by 2015. Like smart meter deployments elsewhere, CPS’ network will grow in size and complexity as time goes on. More >
Apr 2, 2010
In our latest installment of smart meter anguish:
· Oncor gets sued by a couple alleging their electricity bill jumped after a smart meter was installed. Oncor says the suit is nonsense and that higher bills are the result of unusually cold weather. However, on Thursday WFAA reported that Oncor told the Texas PUC that 1,837 customers had been overbilled since smart meters were deployed due to installers misreading the old meters after putting in new ones.
Feb 24, 2010
By Doug Peeples
SGN News Editor
While it probably doesn’t make anyone feel better, we aren’t the only country where smart meters have a PR problem. Residents of Victoria, Australia’s smallest state, are up in arms about what they see as overcharges on their utility bills and concerns about the data intelligent meters can collect. Utilities, consumer groups and state government are getting together to talk it out, but considering our own experiences, that’s no assurance the problem will be resolved.
The controversy and hot tempers over smart meter rollouts in the U.S. are also erupting in Australia. Some utility customers More >
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77% of North American Utilities Polled Rank Distribution Automation as Top Smart Grid Application
GTM Research Releases The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey and Announces New Smart Grid Research Annual Subscription Service
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – February 10, 2010 – GTM Research, the market research arm of Greentech Media and industry leader in providing market, technology and economic analysis for the global renewable energy and electric power industries, today announced the availability of The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey, a comprehensive analysis of the trends emerging as utilities across More >
Feb 15, 2010
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) says the Smart Grid will cost $165 billion over the next 20 years. But, you might ask, what all does that estimate include? And is the price tag something to get that excited about when the same organization said last year that business losses and damages from power interruptions and fluctuations cost the economy about $100 billion?
The coming Smart Grid will be able to do a lot of things: provide reliable, green, secure electricity and a stable energy future for the country. It’s also expected to cost a lot of dollars: about More >