The signing of contracts for new hardware, software and services is the lifeblood of the industry and what funds innovation through research and development.
To assist in this endeavour, Metering.com is this week launching a new content stream.
Every month, we commit to publish at least eight tenders and request for proposals (RFPs) that should generate new sales leads, or serve as an indicator of how advanced an energy company is with its rollout or move towards smart grid.
The Industry Tenders information is one of a number of benefits that we are offering to registered users as we grow our community of smart meter, smart grid and smart energy professionals.
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The smart meter and billing market has seen a rash of new hardware and software products launching this week spanning advanced metering infrastructure systems, data software, through-the-lid antenna for meter communication, and cloud-based billing.Smart meters: Consumer engagement takes hits in UK and Canada
In the UK, the delay in launching the Data and Communications Company to manage smart meter information is giving rise to consumer concerns about the implications of switching energy supplier. A report in Telegraph Money, part of The Daily Telegraph newspaper group, stated that millions of smart meter customers are effectively "trapped" with their energy supplier unless they give up the new technology.
In Europe, an Austrian consortium of energy suppliers has issued a tender for approximately 880,000 end points. Energy provider Energienetze Steiermark has teamed with Energie Graz and Feistritzwerke Steweag in a bid to ensure a smooth implementation of smart meters in the Austrian city of Graz and its surrounding areas.
In the US, Siemens has found itself caught in a wrangle with municipal government as it seeks to deploy water meters in the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Siemens was half-way through a replacement of 65,000 water meters when the Director of Public Works ordered meter installations to be stopped amid consumer concerns over larger than normal water bills, report local media.
While the US and Europe have led the way in smart meter deployments, Asia Pacific will account for 65% of the world's installed base by 2020, according to new estimates from US market research company ABI Research. The data points to mass rollouts in China, which had nearly 210 million units installed by 2014, as a large contributor to the estimated installed base of 780 million in five years' time.