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#Illinois utility gets green light to expand smart meters to all customers

Illinois utility gets green light to expand smart meters to all customers An Illinois utility’s plan to accelerate and expand deployment of smart meters won approval from state regulators Thursday. The Illinois Commerce Commission voted unanimously in favor of allowing Ameren Illinois to install advanced metering systems across its entire service territory, representing 1.2 million … Continue reading #Illinois utility gets green light to expand smart meters to all customers

Smart meters can jeopardize grid reliability

Electricity consumers who respond to fluctuating price signals by means of smart meters can in turn cause mass blackouts. The researchers at the University of Bremen warn of the possibility of a “collective avalanche mechanism”. Read the full article at pv magazine.

Research delivers insight into the smart meters market that is expected to hit $18.2 billion by 2019

Research delivers insight into the smart meters market that is expected to hit $18.2 billion by 2019 Smart meters alone are not useful and need to be installed in conjunction with some type of a communication infrastructure to get the data back to the utility. Smart grid technologies include communication networks, advanced sensors, and monitoring … Continue reading Research delivers insight into the smart meters market that is expected to hit $18.2 billion by 2019