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I’ve been staring at this awesome smart meter photo for so long, I’m starting to feel like a frat boy drooling over car porn (OK, but much more lame). Down in the Dallas, Texas, area, customers of utility Oncor already have a whole lot of these […]

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I’ve been staring at this awesome smart meter photo for so long, I’m starting to feel like a frat boy drooling over car porn (OK, but much more lame). Down in the Dallas, Texas, area, customers of utility Oncor already have a whole lot of these good-lookin’ smart meters made by Landis+Gyr — Oncor says it has just finished installing almost 250,000 of them. The Texas utility says it’s on track to install 700,000 of them by the end of the year, on its way to a planned total of 3.4 million.

Presumably, these aren’t the 898,000 smart meters that Oncor previously purchased, but that couldn’t provide certain services mandated by the local public utility commission, leading Oncor to try to collect a collective $93 million in rate hikes for meters that many residents never saw. Oops. Yeah, these new ones are much better.

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  2. [...] and CenterPoint will actually be the firms that choose smart meter providers (Oncor’s going with Landis+Gyr) and will roll out the meters (a planned combined 800,000 rolled out by the end of the year) in [...]

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  5. [...] No Comments Posted July 15th, 2009 at 6:00 am in smart grid Texas utility Oncor may have rolled out almost 250,000 smart meters to customers already, but it won’t be building out all that network infrastructure alone. On [...]

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  7. [...] only hurt Oncor, it will affect the smart grid tech vendors as well. Oncor is working with smart meter maker Landis + Gyr, IBM and software startup Ecologic Analytics. And, as in the case of Bakersfield, these complaints [...]

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