Navigant Ranks Itron, Silver Spring Networks Leading Connectivity Providers
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In terms of strategy and execution, Itron and SSN are the leading grid edge connectivity providers, according to Navigant Research. A new report examines the strategy and execution of 15 leading grid edge connectivity providers, providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses.
California regulators have approved a plan under which PG&E will install 7,500 electric vehicle charging ports, a move that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but that could also increase utility electricity sales.
As part of the company's renewable development strategy, Southern Co. unit Southern Power announced a joint development agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas to develop and construct about 3,000 MW across 10 projects with commercial operation dates between 2018 and 2020.
At CES 2017, Panasonic CityNOW and SSN announced a new go-to-market alliance that leverages Silver Spring’s Starfish™ Internet of Things platform and CityNOW’s diverse portfolio of smart and sustainable solutions for cities, real estate developers, utilities and other smart city customers.
Hawaiian Electric Co. has filed its latest Power Supply Improvement Plan with the state's PUC, outlining how it intends to reach 100 percent renewables by 2040 — five years ahead of the state's mandated goal.
From Mackinaw City to Monroe, Consumers Energy will have installed 1.8 million new meters across Michigan by the end of 2017. The completion of the five-year statewide project will allow electric customers to track their energy usage more closely online and identify ways to save energy and money.
The use of advanced meters continues to increase throughout the country, says a report by the staff of the FERC. The report, issued on Dec. 22, cites Energy Information Administration figures showing that 58.5 million advanced meters were in operation nationwide out of a total of 144.3 million meters, indicating a penetration level of 40.6 percent as of 2014.
When I suggested a chatbot, such as Alexa or Google Assistant, for my Mom’s upcoming 95th birthday, I was met with skepticism from both my siblings. But now, after six months, they enthusiastically support the technology. The chatbot has empowered our Mom, whose hearing and sight are failing. Instead of needing to wait for assistance to turn on the news, listen to music or be reminded of the upcoming bingo game, Mom now simply talks to Alexa.