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eradburgsun.co.za     Smart meter rollout continues in Sandton, Roodepoort and Soweto. JOBURG – The aim of the campaign is to bill customers correctly for the correct consumption, City Power says. City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the approach was not to instal meters in all properties but to target customers who have not been granting City Power officials access to check if meters are faulty, displaced, unaccounted, bypassed, illegally connected, old or worn out. Pub 8 Oct 2018 Added 8 Oct 2018

ESI-Africa.com    Global smart meter market to achieve 4.11% growth. A new intelligence report published by Research N Reports on the global smart meter market forecasts that revenue will increase by 4.11% between 2018 and 2023. According to the ‘Global Smart Energy Meter Market Research Report 2018‘, the market is expected to be worth $11.33 billion by 2023 up from $9.27 billion in 2018. Pub 12 Sept 2018 Added 13 Sept 2018

africanreview.com   Diehl Metering provides smart metering solutions through the intelligent networking of various devices into larger data platforms, aiming to create a better water management network. Pub 3 Sept 2018 Added 3 Sept 2018


governmenteuropa.eu  How are smart energy solutions being used in Finland?   Government Europa speaks to Karoliina Auvinen from the Finnish Clean Energy Association about how governments can promote smart energy solutions with tighter policies and incentives.  The energy decisions which are made today will have a major effect on the planet and the world we live in tomorrow. Pub 10 Sept 2018 Added 10 Dec 2018


Indiatimes.com    Pilot project, 1.2 Lakh T Nagar houses to get smart meters.     CHENNAI: In a pilot project, 1.27 lakh consumers in T Nagar  ….Pub 14 Oct 2018 Added 14 Oct 2018

mercomindia.com    Indore Smart City Development Limited Issues Tender for 30,000 Smart Meters The bid-submission deadline is October 31, 2018 Indore Smart City Development Limited has issued a tender for smart meters to be installed under Indore Smart City project. This is a percentage rate tender for the supply, installation of smart energy meters with RF Mesh Communication Module in area-based development (ABD) area. The estimated cost is ₹157.9 million (~$21.3 million) and the time for completion of contract is 24 months. The bid-submission deadline is October 31, 2018. Pub 8 Oct 2018 Added 8 Oct 2018

Economic Times Telecom.  China’s Huawei gets DoT support to conduct 5G field trials with Indian telcos, state governmentsHuawei said that it will partner with Indian telecom and state governments to conduct 5G field trials having secured invitation from the telecom department (DoT) for 5G trial airwaves. Pub 5 Oct 2018 Added 7 Oct 2018

www.atimes.com    Power plays suck energy from Uttar Pradesh electricity grid. The state’s four big power distribution companies are rated among the eight worst in India, with financial losses rising almost 1,000 times in the past 16 years   Pub 7 Oct 2018 Added 7 Oct 2018

kashmirreader.com   ‘Pre-paid’ electricity meters, 7 lakh of them, coming soon to Jammu and Kashmir. SRINAGAR: The Power Development Department (PDD) will soon install “pre-paid” and “smart” electricity meters to control energy consumption and check power pilferage in Jammu and Kashmir. Pre-paid meters will be installed at a mass level while the smart ones will be installed on pilot basis in both regions of the state.   A top engineer of the PDD, who is part of the projects to install the new meters, told Kashmir Reader that the new meters will be installed where meters are not there, mostly in rural areas, in both Jammu and Kashmir regions. “We have seen that old meters have not been able to gather energy consumption data accurately. The new meters will be more efficient and accurate,” Pub 7 Oct 2018 Added 7 Oct 2018

www.newindianexpress.com   Smart meters worth Rs 112.75 crore to benefit 1.25 lakh T Nagar residents. Smart meters use low-energy radio frequency waves to transmit information across distances.   CHENNAI: Residents of T Nagar will soon have an advantage with faster restoration of power during outages and ability to monitor and manage power consumption with installation of ‘smart meters’ for 1.25 lakh residents under the Smart City initiative. 23 Sept 2018 Added 23 Sept 2018

dailypioneer.com    SHARMA: POWER CONNECTIONS TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS BY DEC. The Uttar Pradesh government informed the Vidhan Sabha on Friday that by December this year, all households in the state, both in rural and urban areas, would get legal electricity connection. The announcement was made by Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, who also said that by 2022, all the rural consumers would be covered by pre-paid meters and the urban consumers by smart meters. Pub 1 Sept 2018 Added 1 Sept 2018

thehindi.com    Power: 17 lakh smart meters in phased manner..Power consumption can be done in a smart way very soon. The State government has geared up to launch smart meters which will assist the consumers understand consumption patterns. Messages relating to power consumed, incentives offered during peak-demand hours etc would pop up on their mobile phones. Pub 1 Sept 2018 Added 1 Sept 2018

nyoooz.com    Smart meters to make water bills dearer by 50% If all the mechanical water meters in the city were to be replaced by RFD (Radio Frequency Detection) water meters, the monthly water bill in several residential apartments and commercial establishments would go up by over 50%, a pilot study conducted recently revealed. Pub 27 Aug 2018 Added 28 Aug 2018

fossbytes.com – Your Smart Electricity Meters Can Track Every Activity, Court Ruling Warns. Nowadays, smart devices have taken the wicked roads, contrary to the original plan of helping the citizens of the world. A few days back, we heard how remotely controlled home devices, doorbells, and thermostats are being used to inculcate fear among domestic abuse victims….It has been found that many of these devices collect private information that can be used to predict your daily routine like when you sleep, or when you wake up, and if you’re at your home or not. Pub 27 Aug 2018 Added 27 Aug 2018

theHindu.com    Smart meters to make water bills dearer by 50%. If all the mechanical water meters in the city were to be replaced by RFD (Radio Frequency Detection) water meters, the monthly water bill in several residential apartments and commercial establishments would go up by over 50%, a pilot study conducted recently revealed. Pub 26 Aug 2018 Added 27 Aug 2018

The Times of India – Societies opt for smart app to conserve water, reduce costs. PUNE: Residential societies here are increasingly installing smart water meters to track consumption and reduce wastage.  .. Pub 19 Aug 2018 Added 19 Aug 2018

DailyExcelsior.com SAC gives go ahead to 100% consumer metering through smart meters, smart grid. Pub 9 Aug 2018 Added 9 Aug 2018

Brighter Kashmir To reduce AT&C losses, Govt Sanctions 100% smart consumer metering. In a significant decision aimed at reducing AT&C losses in the Power sector and improving metering, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra accorded sanction to the engagement of the Rural Electricity Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) as PIA on nomination basis for (i) procurement and installation of 9.25 lakh electronic meters in the rural and urban areas of the state, Pub 9 Aug 2018 Added 9 Aug 2018

Government may defer 4G, 5G spectrum auctions to 2019.  NEW DELHI: The government is unlikely to hold the spectrum auction this fiscal year as the financially stressed sector will take some more time to stabilise fully and an early sale could affect demand for airwaves, including the prized 5G.  Pub 11 Aug 2018 Added 11 Aug 2018

The Telegraph India – Firm push for smart metersPatna: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between power distribution companies – North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited and South Bihar power Distribution Company Limited – and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector unit under the ministry of power, on Sunday to install smart prepaid meters in 130 towns and adjacent rural areas covering approximately 18 lakh customers in the state. Pub 6 Aug 2018 Added 6 Aug 2018

The Times of India – Smart water meters to be installed in Manimajra. CHANDIGARH: Manimajra will be the first area in Chandigarh to have smart meters …. Pub 5 Aug 2018 Added 6 Aug 2018

Energy World -EESL to supply smart electricity meters for 1.8 million consumers in Bihar. Power minister R K Singh, who was present on the occasion, said smart meters will reduce AT&C losses, improve the financial health of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) Pub 5 Aug 2018 Added 6 Aug 2018


financialtribune.com  1 Million Smart Meters for Energy-Intensive Consumers in Iran.  One million energy-intensive households and commercial units in Tehran will be equipped with smart electricity meters in the second phase of the National Smart Metering Program (known as Faham in Persian), said the plan’s director.   According to estimates, the second phase requires $70 million and talks are underway with the private sector to invest in the project expected to start in the next fiscal (March 2019), Hadi Modaqeq said. Pub 21 Oct 2018 Added 21 Oct 2018


Smart meters are beneficial to consumers — Tepco. KUALA LUMPUR: A subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) says it did not experience any major issue in deploying smart meters in Japan, adding that they have actually proved to be beneficial to customers. Smart meters allow customers to have real-time data about their power consumption, and thus allow them to make informed choices about energy usage. Dr Hiroshi Okamoto, executive vice-president at Tepco Power Grid Inc, said the power generation and distribution firm has successfully installed 17 million smart meters for its residential customers. Pub 20 Sept 2018 Added 20 Sept 2018


https://www.nepalitelecom.com   Nepali telecom – Nepal Electricity Authority has started implementing Smart Electricity meters in Kathmandu. The implementation comes into effect as a part of a project called Kathmandu Valley Smart metering project (KVSM). Now, NEA will put smart electricity meter for the new electrification request. NEA Smart meter will be the biggest deployment use case of IoT/M2M in our country.
The purpose of the Smart electricity meter project is to have instant benefits like reduced meter reading costs, enable tariffs based on time/load and Cut Aggregate Technical and Commercial loss (AT&C).  Pub 28 Sept 2018 Added 29 Sept 2018

Government receives 3 billion for frequency fees. The Government of Nepal has collected more than 3 billion rupees from the telecom operators in the name of frequency fees, for the year 2074/75. The sum is collected from 5 telcos namely, Ntc, Ncell, Smart, UTL, STM telecom, through regulator NTA.
Out of all five, Ncell pays the highest amount of Rs 1.49 billion which is Rs 0.19 billion more than last year. Ntc pays Rs 1.21 billion which is only Rs 0.1 billion more than last years sum. Similarly, UTL pays Rs 0.2 billion, Smart Telecom pays Rs 0.19 billion and STM telecom pays Rs 584 million for last FY. With such figures, we can (say that) frequency is one of the big expenses for the telcos.    Pub 25 Sept 2018 Added 29 Sept 2018

What Is 5G? What Are The Services And Applications Of 5G? 5G Connected cars, Industrial Automation, VR/ AR and more. Although there are places where 4G has not yet reached, people should not stop talking about 5G, its services and applications. After all it is the future of mobile communication technology. When we talk of 5G, it is not only the fiber-like data speeds, but it is gonna be a big revolution in the way we do telecommunication. There will be a lot of 5G services and applications which we will discuss here. Having said that, real 5G is nowhere near being available for the consumers. But it is of course on the way…. Pub 8 Mar 2018 Added 29 Sept 2018

New Zealand

stuff.co.nz – Faulty smart meter to blame for $1100 power bill. Genesis Energy has admitted a faulty power meter is to blame for a Christchurch man receiving exorbitant electricity bills for 12 months.  Bradley Tuhi’s monthly power bill peaked at $1105 in July, yet at the time Genesis Energy failed to accept it could be at fault.  Tuhi spent months trying to convince Genesis Energy it was not possible for him, his wife and step son to consume that much electricity at their fully-insulated, double-glazed, 10-year-old Governors Bay home that was heated using gas. Pub 10 Oct 2018 Added 11 Oct 2018


Newtelegraphonline.com   Crazy bills: Ikeja Electric begins 85,000 smart meters’ roll out. Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc., yesterday said it had commenced the roll-out of 85,000 meters to cover residential customers across its six business units in its first batch of renewed metering drive. Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Mr. Felix Ofulue, who declared this in a statement, said the company remained resolute in its commitment to meter all its customers and narrow the metering gap as quickly as possible. Pub 26 Sept 2018 Added 27 Sept 2018


timesofoman.com  Liberalisation and smart meters to impact your electricity services.  Muscat: Consumers can expect to see changes in their electricity bills, with more companies entering the market and using smart meters.    These solutions were introduced at the first Czech-Oman energy workshop, which took place yesterday. The workshop was attended by Jiří Slavík, Ambassador Extraordinary to Oman. Pub 16 Oct 2018 Added 17 Oct 2018


telcompaper.com   Rostelecom introduces smart meters in Rybinsk.  Russian national operator Rostelecom has prepared more than 100 apartment houses for the implementation of smart meters in the city of Rybinsk in the Yaroslavl region. Smart heating meters have been installed in the houses.   The project is based on a contract concluded by the national operator and the local heating company Teploenergo. Pub 3 Oct 2018 Added 3 Oct 2018

as above   Rostelecom installs smart power meters in Chelyabinsk. Russian national operator Rostelecom has installed 7,492 smart power meters in 28 settlements in the Chelyabinsk region.The devices were installed under a contract with the regional power company Chelyabenergo. The meters have been installed in residential buildings, industrial objects, as well as on city power transmission lines.  You need to sign up to read. Pub 6 Sept 2018 Added  3 Oct 2018


www.businesstimes.com.sg    The 5G Frontier. Industry players weigh on the advent and extent of fifth-generation networks in Singapore. DRIVERLESS cars, drones and virtual reality. These are just some of the headline-grabbing technologies that could be part of our lives once fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile networks roll out, telcos say. 5G networks would enable faster and more reliable connections, which could speed up the Internet of Things (IoT) and open new fronts for telco incumbents under pressure. A pilot network in the one-north district is in the pipeline, announced jointly by Singtel and Ericsson in July. Pub 6 Oct 2018 Added 6 Oct 2018


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