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Smart Meter Communications Maker offers its IPO

Smart Meter Communications Maker offers its IPO

Many anticipated it would come and it has, the IPO of Silver Spring Networks is here. On July 7, the company filed to go public to raise $150 million. The Redwood City Calif.-based company, which provides meters, mesh radio network and software for end-to-end smart grid projects, has been a popular choice for utilities in the U.S. such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Florida Power & Light Company. Silver Spring notes that it has won contracts for more than 17 Read more [...]
NEMA Announces Smart Grid Interoperable & Conformant Product Strategy

NEMA Announces Smart Grid Interoperable & Conformant Product Strategy

To further promote the development and deployment of the Smart Grid, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces the Smart Grid Interoperable & Conformant™ (SGIC™) testing scheme to promote testing for products and devices based on the Smart Grid standards identified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). According to NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, the NEMA program provides benefits Read more [...]
Call for Campaign on the Benefits of Smart Meters

Call for Campaign on the Benefits of Smart Meters

The smart grid holds lots of promise.  It will allow money-saving dynamic, or demand-response, pricing of electricity, help utility companies anticipate strains on the electric-delivery system, and accelerate the integration of renewable-energy sources to help quell our insatiable oil-based energy appetite. But how do we sell the idea to users (consumers) and public utility commissions?In California, where some 10 million smart meters will be installed by 2012, some consumers have complained Read more [...]