The HomeGrid Forum today welcomed the news that the G.hnem standard has entered the final stages of approval at the ITU, the UN's International Telecommunications Union. Two new recommendations, G.9955 (PHY and system architecture) and G.9956 (DLL) form the global G.hnem standard for low frequency (9-500 KHz) powerline communications (PLC) for smart meters, energy management systems, electric vehicle communications, control and home automation.
Billion Electric, a leading Asia Pacific-based provider in network equipments and green management products, will highlight its latest Solar and Wind Energy Management Solutions, Intelligent Streetlight Control and Management Solutions, Smart Grid AMI Solutions, and BPL / EoC Broadband Access Solutions at Hannover Messe 2011 which will be held on April 4th to 8th in Hannover, Germany, visitors will have the opportunity to witness the most up-to-date technologies.
The Zigbee Alliance community members and the public are being asked to submit their comments on the Zigbee Smart Energy v2.0 revised technical documents and Public Application Profile. The new standard offers a range of new features including IP-based control for advance metering infrastructure and home area networks (HAN). Over the next few weeks the alliance is hoping received feedback to take the standard forward.
ThinkEco has announced that it will work with Tendril, the Energy Platform company, to deliver a comprehensive demand response system that serves utilities and their customers by integrating one version of ThinkEco's patent-pending modlet plug-load management technology with Tendril's extensible technology platform, Tendril Connect. Demand response is increasingly viewed as an essential way to meet growing energy demand, comply with peak load and emissions reduction targets, and help customers control and reduce their energy costs.
IBM and Cable & Wireless Worldwide have jointly announce their collaboration to develop a new intelligent data and communications solution, UK Smart Energy Cloud, to support the UK's Smart Meter Implementation Programme, which aims to rollout more than 50 million smart meters in the UK.
IBM has found a network and communications solutions provider to partner with for its smart meter monitoring software. They have announced a partnership with Cable and Wireless to develop a UK Smart Energy Cloud to support the UK’s smart meter implementation programme. Using its smart meter data gathering and analytic platform and supported by Cable and Wireless communications infrastructure IBM hopes to collect and store data gathered from the 50 million smart meters to be install in the in UK homes and business over the next nine years.
There is a wide window of opportunity at the moment for smart meter and communications vendors, according to the latest IDE Energy Insight report “Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker”. IDC predicts that global smart meter shipments are expected to grow 13% from 2010 to 2015. The report pointed out Europe and Asia Pacific – mainly China as the main growth areas for the next five years.
Alstom Grid has today opened its China Technology Center in Shanghai, during an inauguration ceremony officiated by Patrick Kron, Alstom Chairman and CEO, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Grid President and public officials.
The facility, located in Shanghai’s Caoheijing Pujiang High-Tech Park, is an advanced centre for research, development and testing of Ultra High Voltage Alternating Current (UHVAC) and Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) transmission equipment and energy management solutions.
The Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) announced today that it is changing its membership structure in accordance with the services it will now provide as a professional membership society. Reflecting this new focus, the DRCC has changed its name to the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS).
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