The U.K.’s smart meter plan kicks into high gear

By the end of the decade almost all of British homes are supposed to get smart, digital, connected utility meters installed. And the plan is seeing some large contracts handed out to vendors like Landis+Gyr and Telefonica.…

Landis+Gyr snaps up Ecologic Analytics for grid big data

Meter giant Landis+Gyr has snapped up smart meter data management company Ecologic Analytics, the companies announced on Tuesday. Ecologic Analytics has been around for over a decade, and Landis + Gyr was already a minority shareholder in the firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.…

Cleantech investing drops by a third and embraces efficiency

Cleantech venture investments dropped by a third in the second quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last year, according to the Cleantech Group. However, energy efficiency technologies such as LED lighting and energy management software are still getting some love from private investors.…

Why The Future of Greentech Needs to Sound Awesome

Greentech feels like it's hit a slump recently, but as Saul Griffith recently said: the future of the planet needs to sound awesome for kids, while also combined with science-based realism. Here's 7 reasons why I've been worried lately, followed by 7 things to still get excited about.…

PG&E Replacing 1,600 Broken Smart Meters

Utility PG&E has hit another snag with its smart meter roll-out. This afternoon, the company announced it will replace 1,600 of its smart meters, which were manufactured by Landis+Gyr, because of a defect that causes the miscalculation of customer energy bills.…

Smart Meters: Cheap in the South, but Coasts Will Cost

A study has found that Southern utilities could be able to pay back the costs of smart meters a lot faster and more easily than East and West coast utilities. How do regional grid differences play out in real life?…

Brazil: The Next Hot Smart Meter Market

Brazil hopes to install 62 million smart meters by 2020, and companies like Silver Spring Networks, Landis+Gyr and Echelon are targeting the market.…

Despite Hurdles, Smart Meters Still Ramping Up Fast

Despite some setbacks, the U.S. smart meter push is continuing at a stimulus-fueled pace. Pike Research reported Monday that more than 90 U.S. utilities have 57.9 million smart meters planned and on the way.That's 7.9 million more than eMeter counted up.…

Look out, smart meter startups with IPO dreams — the granddaddy of power metering is plugging into the public markets. Elster Group, the German electric, gas and water metering giant founded in 1848, announced this week that it was filing to go public.…

Cisco’s Smart Grid Plans For Arch Rock

There’s been plenty of digital ink spilled about Cisco’s purchase of Arch Rock, and its partnership with Itron. But there are other aspects to Cisco’s big smart meter push that bear some study, including the future of Arch Rock’s data center tech.…

Report: PG&E’s Smart Meters Work, but Outreach Lacking

The official verdict is out — Pacific Gas & Electric’s smart meter technology has been working properly, but its customer service hasn’t. That’s the conclusion of a state-ordered report released Thursday from independent analysts at the Structure Group.…

Proprietary Smart Grid Tech Will Reign For Years

Despite all of the rhetoric around, and government support for, a U.S. standards-based smart grid, proprietary communications technology will reign supreme for years to come, according to a report out from Pike Research.…

Nice Meters: Oncor Rolls Out Nearly 250K Smart Meters

I’ve been staring at this awesome smart meter photo for so long, I’m starting to feel like a frat boy drooling over…

Skype Access Makes It Easy To Go Boingo

Skype, which has a long standing relationship with Boingo, is making it simpler (and easier) to get access to Boingo hotspots around…

Warner Premiere and Bryan Singer Do H+

Warner Premiere, a digital content production division at Warner Bros., will team up with director Bryan Singer’s (The Usual Suspects) production company,…

Landis+Gyr Inks Four-Year Smart Meter Contract With PG&E

The deal represents about half of the 5 million smart meters PG&E plans to install throughout Northern and Central California.…

Eka Scores Smart Meter Partner Landis+Gyr

The quiet workhorse of home energy management will be the wireless networks that will collect and deliver important energy usage data over…

Texas Utility to Spend \$690M on Smart Meter Roll Out

Sometimes we get wrapped up in detailing bleeding-edge innovations that startups are developing to help monitor home energy use. But, first and…