Smart meters will be a key component of the smart grid, but widespread implementation has been limited due to cost and complexity. But this year, Naperville, IL will be the first large town in the Midwest U.S. to have smart meters in every home and commercial building. Naperville's smart meter system, in fact, claims to be the world's largest, making it a key test ground for future large-scale smart meter deployments. A key component of the system will be time-of-day pricing transmitted to customers via an online e-portal. Customers are expected to adjust their power consumption in response to these pricing signals, helping to reduce peak demand.
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The EPM 7000 provides continuous metering of three-phase systems with waveform and data logging. It performs energy measurements with 0.2% accuracy and supports optional Ethernet, relay, status, and analog output communication modules. This flexible meter can be used for a wide range of high-accuracy applications. From GE Digital Energy.
Smart Grid Wireless Standard Emerges
To create a standard for connecting wireless smart grid devices, members of the Smart Utility Network (SUN) have announced the Wireless Smart Utility Network (Wi-SUN) Alliance. Its goal: "Define common technology, certification, and promotion programs" for the global smart grid build-out. The alliance hopes to establish test specifications by summer.
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E50H5 BACnet MS/TP Power and Energy Meter Veris Industries, Inc.
Veris Industries, a leader in innovative power monitoring and environmental sensing solutions, announces the release of its E50H5 power and energy meter. The meter is an addition to the popular E50 family, and has been designed to meet the needs of the commercial building industry.
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Buy and Sell Power from Your Home
Are you among the many who wonder how a smart grid can manage a home's power supply and even sell energy back to the grid? The PowerMatching City Project, described in this video from research firm DNV KEMA, shows how. A small village in the Netherlands, outfitted with smart grid appliances, has been trading energy at the local market level since 2007. Interested? Here's a related video.
Simulation to Speed Smart Grid Development
Manufacturing plant operation is often simulated via sophisticated computer systems as part of the design process, and the U.S. Department of Energy wants to see if a similar concept might work for the smart grid. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory reports on a government facility where researchers "plug in and test" new energy technologies on simulated power systems — before hooking them up to the grid.
Is an 'Internet Of Energy' Possible?
Smart grid deployments are bringing improvements to grid reliability and energy security, but much more needs to be done to reach power system goals. At least one commentator suggests that the smart grid, as it is deployed throughout networks and buildings all over the world, could become the "Internet of Energy" — but only if the utility industry is willing to finance it.
Where the Smart Grid Means More Jobs
Chicago is getting more than just an upgrade of its electrical system. It's getting more jobs, too. Switching the city to the smart grid will create about 2,400 employment opportunities, reports the Chicago Tribune, and there's the potential for more. The upgrade may also stimulate renewable energy projects.
Initiative Protects Smart Grid Privacy
San Diego Gas & Electric is partnering with the Office of the Information and Privacy of Ontario, Canada, to guarantee that privacy concerns are built into San Diego's smart grid initiative. Embedding privacy requirements into smart grid designs, the partners say, will safeguard consumer energy data. Transmission & Distribution World reports that the cross-border initiative is the first of its kind in the United States.
This Smart Meter Knows All
At the moment, smart meters only measure total power usage. But Navetas is claiming that they can make smart meters that know exactly how much energy each appliance is using without the added sensors required by competing technologies. Green Tech Media describes the device, which just landed nearly $8 million in investment.
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