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  • Enel and ENAP Inaugurate South America`s First Geothermal Power Plant Cerro Pabellón

    Enel and ENAP inaugurated Cerro Pabellón, which is the first geothermal power plant in South America and the world's first large-scale facility of this kind to be built at 4,500 meters above sea level. The inauguration ceremony, which follows the start of operations at the second of the plant's two 24 MW-units, was opened by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and attended by Chile's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Aclara to Acquire a Majority Interest in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Company

    Aclara has acquired GE's majority equity position in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Co., Inc. (GEPMICI), the market leader for electric meters in the Philippines. GEPMICI is a joint venture between GE and Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest electric distribution company in the Philippines. As a result of the acquisition, Aclara will own a majority ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Electricity Meters (Smart Meters) Market For Residential, Commercial And Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share And Growth

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report" Electricity Meters (Smart Meters) Market For Residential, Commercial And Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" to its huge collection of research reports. Favorable regulatory conditions are expected to aid in increasing smart meter rollouts over the next few years. Initiatives ...


  • Eaton Explores Opportunities for Electrical Contractors at The Electric Event

    Stand 15&16 The Electric Event: ECA Electrical Industry Conference ICC, Birmingham 20th- 22nd June 2013 Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced it will be offering electrical contractors and installers the chance to find out how its latest power management solutions can directly benefit them at The Electric Event next month. Visitors to the annual ECA-organised event, ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • The Nottingham Electric Bus Project

    Earlier this year Mel Greenfield and Andrew Brain were approached by EIC(Alcester) to look at supplying Electricity panel meters for a new switchboard being built for EON reference Nottingham Electric Bus Project, after reviewing the requirement we came to the conclusion that the Multicube meter system was ideal for this application, this was put forward to both EON and Nottingham Council who ...


    By MWA Technology

  • National Drive Electric Week

    This week the nation is celebrating our friend the electric car, with parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, and informational booths during National Drive Electric Week. What started out as National Plug-in Day in 2011, has grown into a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New WattNode BACnet From Continental Control Systems Extends Electric Power Metering Offerings

    Continental Control Systems today announced that with its new WattNode® BACnet® meter (MS/TP), the company now offers cost-effective energy and power metering for all of the major building automation communications protocols. The new BACnet WattNode meter complements the company's Modbus® and LonWorks® meters, enabling almost any building automation system seamless accessibility to electrical ...


  • Nova Scotia announces renewable electricity plan

    The government of Nova Scotia has released a plan  designed to increase renewable electricity supply, improve energy security, stabilize long-term prices and create opportunities for jobs and investment. Premier Darrell Dexter announced that the province has set a goal of 40 per cent of electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020, nearly four times higher than 2009 levels. 'This ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cars powered by E.ON electricity protect climate

    'Today, the question is no longer if but when we will be driving electric cars', Wulf H. Bernotat said this week at the national strategy conference on electric mobility in Berlin. The E.ON CEO underlined the advantages of electric vehicles: 'We can use these cars to save energy, reduce our dependence on oil imports and substantially cut carbon emissions in the transport sector. Cars powered by ...


    By E.ON AG

  • Regulatory efficiency: a must for electricity infrastructure renewal

    We at the Canadian Electricity Association have publicly raised, many times, that our electricity sector faces a complex challenge over the next two decades. In order to meet Canada's increasing demands for electricity, we must invest in electricity infrastructure. That means renewing, replacing and adding to the generating stations and power lines that power the economy. According to the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Lagos aims to use trash to make electric power

    At Lagos' largest dump, dozens of men gather to sort iron, plastic and nylon atop a 20-foot wall of garbage where hundreds of white herons compete to eat the spoils. Lagos is engulfed in waste. With a population of more than 20 million, the city has garbage that piles up on streets, outside homes and along the waterways and lagoons, creating eyesores and putrid smells. The booming city also has ...


    By Associated Press

  • Electricity Market Reform - Oral statement by Chris Huhne

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on reform of the electricity market. Since privatisation in 1990, our electricity market has served us well, delivering reliable, affordable electricity. But in the years ahead, we face unprecedented challenges. The existing market was not designed to meet them. The Challenge Over the next ...

  • Net Metering 2.0- The Value of Solar Tariff

    Finally, a utility-connected solar program that works for everyone. With the price of solar down 80% and new data ...


    By SolPowerPeople, Inc

  • Mitsubishi Electric PV System to Power Makita’s Diesel Engine Factory

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has installed an 85-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of Makita Corporation’s main factory in Takamatsu City, Japan. The PV system, which is the first for Makita, comprises PV modules, inverters and other equipment, and will begin generating electricity later this month. Electricity generated by a total of ...

  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) & Solar Solutions for Outage Management

    SDG&E will test and deploy various smart grid technologies including energy storage, smart meters, energy-management systems and integrated renewable energy generation. The goal of the three-year project is to demonstrate how to maintain reliability in a more complex grid, leverage distributed resources to benefit the community and electric system, enable more active participation by ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • NASA awards $1.3 million to winner of electric airplane contest

    The U.S. space agency, NASA, has awarded its $1.3 million Green Flight Challenge aviation contest prize to team Pipistrel-USA.com of State College, Pennsylvania for its innovative and energy efficient electric aircraft. The second place award of $120,000 went to team e-Genius of Ramona, California for its electric powered entry. NASA announced the winners Monday. Its Green Flight Challenge ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Remote-access meters can cut your energy costs

    The aim is to help small scale energy users cut energy use, costs and carbon emissions. CSIRO project leader, Dr Martin de Groot, said the system will give householders the flexibility to cutback their electricity use at times when it’s needed elsewhere on the grid. CSIRO has worked with energy service company, Energy Response, and hardware designer, Saturn South, to develop a system able ...

  • Recent Report: Australia - Smart Grids - Key to the transformation of the Electricity Industry

    For decades the electricity market has been a stable and rather boring one. The basic business model remained steady-as-you-go and developments in the market were largely dictated by government policies, which were basically aimed at keeping energy prices down and ensuring the reliability and safety of the network. The privatisation of the industry in some parts of the country during the ...


  • President Obama announces US$3.4bn to spur smart electric grids

    President Obama announced the largest single electric grid modernization investment in U.S. history on October 27, with DOE tapping $3.4 billion in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds for 100 projects. The funds will be matched by $4.7 billion in private investments. According to the president, the smart grid projects will help build a 'clean energy superhighway,' with a goal of ...

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