Smart Meters are Table Stakes, Next Up: Become a Platform

Smart Meters are Table Stakes, Next Up: Become a Platform

A recent report from the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation found that as of the end of 2015, over 65 million smart meters have now been deployed in the US, accounting for more than 50% of all households. Through ongoing deployment efforts across the country, that number will to grow to 70 million by the end of 2016 (including over 1 million more alone deployed by ComEd in the...

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Adopting DataGuard? Things to consider

As utilities continue to leverage innovative Smart Grid technologies to transform operations and provide customers with new and improved services, they also collect an increasing amount of customer data. This data is useful for many operational purposes and the utilities are just discovering ways to leverage this information. In January 2015, the White House and the Department of Energy...

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AMI Deployment: Reasons “Why Not” are Fading Away

While in some parts of the country, Smart Meters and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology are old news –  only 30% of all electric meters in the United States are “Smart” according to a recent report published by FERC.  The large majority of utilities have yet to convert their core metering infrastructure for a variety of reasons, including an aversion to the perceived risks, the...

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