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  • BWP’s Smart Grid Program will Address Energy Needs of Burbank Residents More Efficiently and Effectively

    BURBANK, Calif. (April 7, 2011) -- Burbank Water and Power’s (BWP) citywide Smart Grid initiative in Burbank will allow the city and its residential customers to take advantage of evolving technology and innovations in water and energy. Smart Grid describes the modern electric infrastructure composed of advanced meters and systems for enhanced customer and...(more)

  • Testimony in Opposition to LD 620 Resolve, To Protect Maine Electricity Ratepayers Regarding the Installation of Smart Meters And LD 756, An Act To Limit the Use of Smart Meters

    Senator Thibodeau, Representative Fitts members of the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, my name is Eric Stinneford and I am Vice President, Controller, Treasurer and Clerk of Central Maine Power Company. I’m here today to testify in opposition to these two bills. Thank you for this opportunity today to provide testimony regarding CMP’s Advanced...(more)

  • DTE Energy Schedules SmartCurrents Meter Installations

    DETROIT, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy today announced plans to install an additional 350,000 electric meters to provide the backbone for its SmartCurrents program, which will allow electric customers to communicate with the company, provide detailed information about their energy usage and recognize power outages without customer input. The meters...(more)

  • Co-ops Reach 25-Percent AMI Penetration

    According to a new report released today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the nation’s electric cooperatives are aggressively deploying advanced meters, demand response programs and time-of-use rates to meet the challenges of rugged service territories and increasing demand. More than a quarter of the nation’s electric cooperatives have...(more)

  • PPL Electric Utilities Plans $450 Million in 2011 Capital Investments in its Delivery Systems to Strengthen Aging Infrastructure and Improve Reliability

    PPL Electric Utilities plans more than $450 million in capital investments this year in its transmission and distribution system to improve reliability, strengthen its aging infrastructure, and upgrade facilities in certain areas due to increased demand. The investments also include facilities to serve new customers and technology upgrades to support improved...(more)

  • Energy Usage Data Standard for U.S. Smart Grid Passes Key Advisory Panel Vote

    March 1, 2011 The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard important for two-way data communications between utilities and their customers, bringing the next-generation "smart" electrical power grid a step closer to reality. The board voted on a foundational standard, an...(more)

  • NRECA Releases “Interoperability and Cyber Security Plan”

    WASHINGTON, DC – The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today releases an “Interoperability and Cyber Security Plan” (ICSP) developed by the Cooperative Research Network (CRN) for cooperatives participating in a nation-wide smart grid demonstration project. The ICSP lays out specific steps and a continuous process improvement plan for the...(more)

  • City Council Champions Consumer Rights with Passage of the Innovative Smart Grid Customer Bill of Rights

    NAPERVILLE, Ill.— The Naperville City Council reaffirmed its commitment to Naperville utility customers’ privacy, security and right to choices through unanimous passage of the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative Customer Bill of Rights, a revolutionary document receiving national attention for its content. The Customer Bill of Rights ordinance can be viewed at...(more)

  • Honeywell and CPS Energy Expand Peak Saver Demand Response Program

    MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2011 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it received a two-year extension to its contract with CPS Energy, managing installation and support services for the utility's Peak Saver demand response program. The program -- available to residential, multi-family, and small commercial customers in the San Antonio, Texas, area -- helps...(more)

  • Entergy Offers ‘SmartView’ to Qualified Customers

    New Orleans – Customers of Entergy New Orleans, Inc. will soon receive tools to help reduce their energy usage while saving them money on their electric bills thanks to the work of the utility and the U.S. Department of Energy. Partially funded by a $5 million stimulus federal grant, the test program named SmartView is placing smart meters and other equipment...(more)

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