In the past 12 months, the industry has become ever smarter with sensors installed in grid edge devices communicating in more reliable ways back to energy suppliers.
The lines are blurring even more between the sub-categories of the sector with the Internet of Things emerging as an umbrella that helps data reach the cloud and roadmaps of smart cities be realised.
World markets are reaching different levels of maturity as Europe embarks on large-scale smart meter rollouts, Asia lays smart infrastructure for urban living and the US begins to take distributed generation seriously.
In celebration of the stories that reshaped the smart energy landscape in 2015 and the countries, companies and people involved, we present our review of the year.
Enjoy reminiscing on the past year and please add comments on your personal 2015 highlights.
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German metering company Diehl has signed a contract with Jamaica's National Water Commission to supply smart water meters and valves in a deal worth US$7.234 million.
Energy management company Landis+Gyr has last week announced its residential smart meters E330 FOCUS AX and E350 FOCUS AX-SD meters have passed UL 2735 tests.
In the US, the village of Tinley Park in Illinois has announced its US$6.5 million plan to replace controversial smart water meters installed in resident’s homes in a previous AMI project.
Danish meter manufacturer Kamstrup this week announced it has selected Swedish-based telecoms company Telenor Connexion to provide a smart meter connectivity solution.
In the UK, smart meter provider Calvin Capital has this week announced that it has raised GBP1 billion for funding the rollout of 7 million units.