Tag: smart metering

A smart meter is usually an electronic device that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting. Such an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) differs from traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) in that it enables two-way communications with the meter.

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report:  Why We Solve Water

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution

Kamstrup and Optiqua to Offer Solutions for Real-time Water Quality Monitoring

Kamstrup and Optiqua to Offer Solutions for Real-time Water Quality Monitoring

Kamstrup and Optiqua Technologies today announced their collaboration to bring Optiqua’s intelligent water quality monitoring solutions, in particular EventLab, to the Scandinavian, German and Polish markets. EventLab will be offered as part of Kamstrup’s intelligent water solutions portfolio, adding the water quality monitoring component to the established line of intelligent

AMR or AMI?

AMR or AMI?

According to John Fillinger, director, utility marketing for Badger Meter, AMR increases efficiencies and reduces the expenses associated with manual reading and human errors associated with reporting those readings. “AMR makes it easier to get from quarterly billing to monthly billing, if this is something they want to do,” he

AMI/AMR Benefits Utilities and Customers

AMI/AMR Benefits Utilities and Customers

The upgrade that American Water is now undertaking is no small matter. But the change that the company is rolling out now in a pilot program will allow its meter readers to more easily discover possible leaks, uncover meters that have been tampered with, and identify unusual flow activity for

Aclara Wins Con Edison Metering Contract

Aclara Wins Con Edison Metering Contract

February 12, 2016 Aclara has landed a big win to provide Consolidated Edison about 5 million digital electric and gas meters.

The Aclara meters will be supported by Silver Spring Networks’ platform. IBM will provide the IT system integration.

“It’s the biggest project in Con Edison’s 190-year history,” Tom Magee, general manager

Kamstrup Joins New Alliance to Tackle California Water Shortage

Kamstrup Joins New Alliance to Tackle California Water Shortage

Kamstrup has partnered with a group of leading Danish water and clean tech companies to develop and tailor advanced water solutions that can help drought-hit California. The water technology alliance focuses on solutions aiming at supporting California utilities in their efforts to save water and become energy neutral. The alliance

Got IT?

Got IT?

For decades, water utilities have had manual gatherings of meter readings every month. This information is recorded on computers for billing and other purposes. When AMI appeared, the amount of data from hourly readings changed the playing field, leaving utilities struggling to deal with an influx of data and even to figure out what

Guest Commentary: Advanced Metering Analysis

Guest Commentary: Advanced Metering Analysis

The needs of water utilities are evolving rapidly. Whether water conservation is a primary driver or minimizing non-revenue water is the goal, utilities need fast, accurate water usage data in order to better manage and optimize their operations. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and meter data management systems (MDM) provide the

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