Gas and Electricity Network operator (used to be Alinta).
Announcement April 2009 by energy minister that 2.5 million electricity meters will be installed, starting in late 2009 with a target to complete by 2012. Jemena will be installing 1.3 million of those meters.
Jemena will be using Silver Spring Networks to provide the communications technology for the project.
Global service provider Accenture will provide system integration for an upgrade project on electrical networks across Victoria.
Electricity distributor Jemena will spend as much as $327 million in the next four years installing smart meters in Victorian homes and businesses.
Accenture will install back end application systems for Jemena to support network billing, connection point management, meter management and the communications infrastructure.
This involves the detailed integration between applications to enable the seamless execution of business transactions and the exchange of data. Accenture is also assisting Jemena with business process reengineering and oversight of meter installation.
From original googlemap
Municipal utility with 1.6m electricity customers in Rome – and 8m water customers across Italy.
Has implemented an AMM solution with Landis+Gyr metering for 1m customers, with all 1.6m to be covered by the end of 2009. (Also includes 15,000 I&C customers).
Features include providing consumption information online, prepayment and network management tools.
Ericsson has a 10 year contract with Acea to provide and operate smart metering software solution and data centre.
ACEA has now started the implementation of Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management as the MDM solution to support the integration of Meter Data, Validation, and provision to Customer Information applications for all PLC and C&I meters as a single respository.
Press release from Landis+Gyr shows the system to be based on PLC communications.
From original googlemap entry
PECO, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation has deployed a Landis+Gyr/Cellnet AMR system.
Exercise to install 2.2 million meters (1.7m electricity & 500,000 gas). The contract was awarded in 1999. Deployement started immediately and was completed in 2003.
This system is a managed fee-for-service implementation. Landis+Gyr/Cellnet Owns the AMR Network, communication modules and ~60% of the electric meters
Beyond traditional meter reading benefits, the system is fully integrated to the OMS System to identify and manage outages. It is also used for Revenue Protection and Distribution System Asset Management purposes.
The system is a fixed RF network. The meter communication modules are 1-way, transmitting in regular periods.
The project was implemented by PECO, Cellnet and VSI.
Information provided by:
Glenn Pritchard, PECO AMI Strategy
From google alert
PECO plans to install more than 1.6 million residential and commercial smart meters, deploy advanced communications networks, and utilize the latest in digital smart grid technology. The $650 million plans, to be filed this month with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), could save customers about $1.5 billion during the life of the project, improve service and benefit the environment.
The company’s plans include building an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), providing smart meters for 600,000 customers by 2012 and all 1.6 million customers in 10 years, and upgrading the company’s electric transmission and distribution system with the ability to identify and correct certain system problems before they impact customers.
PECO’s smart meter plan – to be submitted to the PUC on August 14 – will seek approval to install the advanced metering infrastructure, backbone communications network and information systems to integrate customer energy usage with utility operations. The communications networks – fiber optics and wireless – will enable two-way communication between the smart meters and the smart grid.
PECO is seeking $200m in stimulus funds to support this project.
From google alert – coverage
Centerpoint Energy has applied for a federal stimulus grant to the tune of $200m to contribute towards the $640m estimated cost of its’ implementation programme. $150m of the stimulus money would support the smart meter installation, with the remainder going towards other smart grid activities.
The five-year smart meter deployment began in March 2009, and by Aug. 1, the company had installed 45,000 of the meters. By the end of the year, 145,000 smart meters will be installed. More than 2 million meters are expected to be installed system-wide by the project’s completion date in 2014 or by the end of 2012, with the aid of the federal grant money.
From google alert
Belgian energy distributors are working on plans to replaced gas and electricity meters with smart variants from 2012. The total cost of the exercise is estimated to be 3 billion Euros.
Distributor Sigbelga has estimated this cost as translating to an annual increase of 25 to 50 Euros per household. It plans to start installing meters in Brussels in 2013
EANDIS has plans to establish trials in Flanders by 2012.
From Old Site
Replacing all electricity meters and adding modules to gas meters.
- ZigBee Chips in all electricity meters
- hourly residential interval (15 minutes for commercial)
- remote connect/disconnect in 200amp meter, programmable load limiting switch
- includes HAN functionality
For gas the modules will provide daily gas readings.
Update Feb 2009
SDG&E previously had expected to install about 700,000 of Itron’s OpenWay meters by the end of 2009, starting in February. But now SDG&E has scaled back to installing 50,000 meters between March and August and about 200,000 meters by the end of 2009
From old site
eMeter’s EnergyIP MDMS will be used to capture 15 minute usage data provided by the smart meters and route home area network commands. The new metering technology is a key step in CenterPoint’s upgrading of its electric system to a Smart Grid. It will encourage greater energy conservation by giving Houston-area electric consumers the ability to better monitor and manage their electric use and cost in near real-time. CenterPoint Energy has conducted extensive testing and has seen excellent results from smart metering technology through a pilot deployment of smart meters that began in late 2006. EnergyIP has been used in that initial deployment. EnergyIP will also provide outage and restoration event services to support the CenterPoint Energy’s Outage Management System as well as electric service connection and disconnection, which should reduce the time required for customers to have new electric service connected or to switch REPs.
Itron announced that the start of full field deployment began on March 1 2009 for its OpenWay smart metering solution at CenterPoint Energy’s electric transmission and distribution utility. Itron’s recent initial shipments of OpenWay devices will eventually culminate in 2.4 million smart meters being installed by early 2014.
OpenWay residential and commercial smart electricity meters and accompanying wide area network relays were successfully tested using Itron’s enhanced security architecture based on elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). The system’s encryption and key management appliances successfully secured end-to-end messages from the OpenWay Collection Engine down to end devices on the OpenWay system.
The system is also utilizing multiple open standards, such as IP, SOA, XML, WSDL, American National Standards Institute C12.22, ZigBee, and GPRS, to enable strong, secure communications and integration. Itron’s commitment to a standards-based approach ensures CenterPoint Energy’s system is fully extensible to support additional security mechanisms the industry may require in the future.
Dominion Virginia Power filed an official application with state regulators to implement energy efficiency measures that it says can save customers $1.2 billion over a 15 year period. If approved, the utility will install about 2.5 million smart meters in the state with the goal to reduce peak demand by 43 megawatts a year.
The smart meters will inform customers how and when they are consuming electricity. To help defray the costs of the $600 million installation project, Dominion will apply for a $200 million stimulus fund grant. The utility plans to have all the smart meters installed by the end of 2012.
Almost 1.5 million smart meters have now been installed by Elektromed in Turkey.
1 million are gas meters, the remainder are electricity and water prepayment meters.