In a troubled corner of the world, the market for smart meters is opening up. Following the EU lifting sanctions on Iran, Kamstrup has announced a deal with an unnamed utility to supply its smart water meter technology. And Cyan has just announced receipt of a £67,000 purchase order from telecommunications contractor Micromodje. The UK company will deliver 2,000 smart meters to be fitted into Iranian street traffic cameras.
At a country level, Denmark has offered its expertise to Iran to develop its renewable energy sector and improve water management in a fresh take on Middle Eastern-EU relations.
Zoom in on another corner of the smart energy world and Microsoft has made public its trial of storing data centres in the Pacific Ocean. The concept of cloud data stored on the seabed may well blow the minds of many but Microsoft has the resources to give these things a try.
And that's what makes our industry so exciting - the breaking down of boundaries and the pushing the limits to open up new possibilities.
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Global smart metering solutions vendor Cyan announced it has entered into an agreement with Iranian telecoms contractor Micromodje to supply an AMI solution. In a statement, Cyan said it has sold Micromodje an AMI solution worth £67,000 (US$97,000).
In the Netherlands, distribution system operator Enexis has signed French smart solutions provider, Sagemcom for the provision of smart electric meters. According to a press statement, Sagemcom will develop and supply its ESMR5.0 smart electric meters in line with the country’s DSMR4.2 specifications, requesting adaption with the Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication model.
Danish smart meter solutions provider Kamstrup announced it has secured an order for smart water meters in Iran. In a statement, Kamstrup said it will provide 6,000 units of its MULTICAL 21 smart water meters
Energy management company Landis+Gyr agreed with power utility Westar Energy to extend its AMI rollout and management contract. Under the deal, Landis+Gyr will supply Westar Energy smart electric meters and supporting infrastructure for deployment in the utility’s service territories not yet covered by the AMI.
Duquesne Light announced that its time of use (ToU) pilot project received Public Utilities Commission approval to run from 1 June, 2016 to May 2017. The Pennsylvannia electric utility told local media that tariff project aims to encourage consumers to reduce consumption during peak periods - from 2pm to 6 pm on weekdays.
US technology company Honeywell has been contracted by Memphis Light, Gas and Water to deploy one million electric, gas and water meters over a period of five years. Under the US$200 million contract, Honeywell's Elster EnergyAxis smart meter technology will be deployed throughout MLGW's (Memphis Light, Gas and Water) service territory.