Smart Grid / Smart Energy

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Smart metering technology and developments in smart building systems are two components of the emerging smart grid which are opening the doors to broader, larger-scale solutions, such as smart city projects, in which multiple buildings and infrastructure are managed centrally leveraging ICT solutions. From a technology perspective, cloud-based solutions, which have begun to enter the picture for some energy management services such as meter data management (MDM) and customer portal applications, are expecte

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A Year in Smart Metering in America

By Dean Chuang

-- This Article was originally published by FierceEnergy on January 11, 2012 -- What a difference a year makes!  The American smart metering market entered 2011 flush with the ARRA/SGIG infused exuberance of previous years.  Smart meter shipments had grown at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of more than 100% between 2005 and 2010 and the industry opened the year abuzz with reports of "building momentum."

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C3 unveiled Energy and Emissions Management Version 3 this morning expanding the offering’s functionality, adding flexibility to the user interface, and broadening reporting capabilities.  Most importantly the solution provides users with greater visibility into their facility operations, and provides the data management and analytics tools essential for defining and executing a comprehensive energy management strategy.  A fundamental strength of C3’s new offering is the insight into t

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With the recent announcement that meter and AMI provider Landis+Gyr (L+G) will assume full ownership of meter data management (MDM) vendor Ecologic Analytics (EA) and Siemens acquiring eMeter, MDM appears to be a hot application these days.  Although not broadcast as an MDM acquisition when it bought Telvent in May 2011, Schneider Electric also acquired an MDM application.   The question for these movements is why now?  It stands to reason that while the smart grid market continues to ma

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The Consumerization of Energy

By Rick Nicholson

Those of you who follow or are involved with enterprise IT already know that the "consumerization of IT" is one of the hottest and most debated current trends in the market.  Many articles in industry magazines like CIO and research reports from market research firms like IDC have been published on this topic over the past year, addressing the issues this trend raises for enterprise IT organizations.  In the not too distant future we will see a similar trend emerge in the energy industry - the &ld

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