Egypt’s Iskraemeco hopes Elsewedy’s contacts will help it face the charge as utilities prepare to roll out new meter technologies. Sub-Saharan Africa lags far behind developed regions in access to electricity, but the market for electricity meters is growing fast as national utility companies seek to deploy prepayment and smart meters. Show More Summary
Last week I had the opportunity to speak about Net Neutrality at two separate events organised for and around internet start-ups. The first was an informal gathering organised by the recently founded France Digitale, a structure devoted to carrying the voice of internet entrepreneurs to the French government (who seems to rarely understand the specifics [...]
The town of Wigton in Cumbria is proud to announce it has completed the first stage of an initiative to become a ‘Smart Energy Community’. The initiative was launched by the town’s Member of Parliament, Rory Stewart, as part of a town celebration day on 11th May, 2013. Wigton has a vision to trial and Continue reading ?
2013 has not been an easy year for the Big Three wireless providers who have found themselves in the courts over several different matters throughout the year. The latest problem has seen Bell lose a lawsuit against a customer in the Northwest Territories over a dispute surrounding a 911 service in the region. In the [...]
The latest annual results from Royal Mail show a fall in mail volumes of 8% but a rise in parcel volumes of 5% which demonstrates how the business is changing fast in what it delivers. Overal profits have more than doubled the year before the expected privatisation of the Group minus the loss-making post office [...]
As web giants continue to circle fast-growing start-ups like sharks circling a school of fish, Yahoo has decided to get in on the action, confirming that it agreed to pay $1.1 billion for micro-blogging site Tumblr, along with a “promise not to screw it up.” As part of that promise, under the terms of the [...]
Telus broke the news last week when it announced that it will acquire Mobilicity for $380 million, creating a precedent in the Canadian wireless market. This move, however, appears to be perfectly legal, despite at first glance being in conflict with Ottawa’s own rules. For this reason, other wireless startups such as Wind Mobile have [...]
Adidas missed its goal to verify supplier data last year, according to the company’s 2012 Sustainability Progress Report. The verification is a necessary step towards Adidas’s targeted 10-15 percent cut in relative energy consumption at core suppliers by 2015. The sportswear maker says it could not fully verify the data in 2012, meaning it could not [...]
Reconstructing nuclear confidence in a post-Fukushima world is a long and painful process. Russian experience in this field can offer some interesting solutions to decision-makers.
The information-technology industry should take the lead in adopting and promoting efficient energy use for the benefit of future generations, said Eddie Desouza, head of business operations for power distribution unit (PDU) vendor Enlogic. Desouza said he believed the IT industry had a role to play, on the basis that it touched every area of Continue reading ?
Over the past twelve months, Pacnet has gone through a lot of changes. In October the company announced a transformation plan that would give the company a new managed-services and datacenter-centric approach and take greater advantage of their connectivity in Mainland China. And indeed they’ve been putting real money to work since then. With us [...]
The free online mapping tool enables users to identify potential clean energy resource areas within the Eastern Transmission Interconnection. It covers eight energy resources: biomass, clean coal, geothermal, nuclear, solar, storage, waterand wind. via Smart Grid: New mapping tool shows best spots to develop renewables.
Tomorrow, 21 May 2013, will likely be known to some Portlanders as a day of infamy. Regardless of the outcome of tomorrow's fluoridation vote tally (and here in Oregon we vote only by mail), some citizens will be quite unhappy, even distraught, although not distraught enough to forsake their favorite...
In our PowerTech2013 paper Simulating the Smart Grid we propose a meta-model for a complete view onto the Smart Grid. Power systems face increased complexitiy because of developments leading to more interdependencies between the power system components. via The Smart Grid: Simulating the Smart Grid.
Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, today announced that its dynamic pricing solution, Comverge SmartPrice™, has been named a 2012 “Smart Grid Product of the Year” by Crossfire Media and TMC. Show More Summary
A new report by the Columbia Water Center, produced in conjunction with Veolia Water and Growing Blue, could help expose the real nature of water risk in urban and rural areas throughout the country--even in places that most people think of as having plenty of water.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is using SAS® Analytics to improve its forecasting efficiency by integrating and analyzing data as part of an effort to strengthen its energy operations and address smart grid challenges and opportunities. SCE reports, “With the increase of wind and solar resources and a high penetration of smart meters in the California Continue reading ?
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states to provide reliable, affordable electricity for rural residents, according to a recent press release. Vilsack made...Show More Summary
Just a post today to say “Thank You” to all of our followers. This week, NTS-AT Smart Grid Blog & News will pass a milestone - 10,000 blog posts since our inception in May 2009. Almost simultaneously we’re about to pass 5,000 followers on Twitter, and just a few months ago we passed a quarter million Continue reading ?
IBM is set to showcase its involvement in energy conservation and community-building projects in Chale, Isle of Wight, as part of the Be The Start sustainability campaign. The month-long environmental awareness drive is jointly organised...Show More Summary