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2012-08-16 02:20:52

ZUG, Switzerland and JYVASKYLA, Finland, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr and the Estonian operations of Ericsson, Ericsson Eesti, will provide a residential smart metering solution to the electricity distribution company of Estonia's Eesti Energia, Elektrilevi. All Estonian households will switch to smart metering technology and consumption-based invoicing by 2017. In a further step, Landis+Gyr will help Elektrilevi to significantly enhance the efficiency of its electrical network...

2012-08-15 01:18:59

The expiration of key federal incentives could bring that wave crashing down in 2013, despite a significant decline in the cost of wind energy Facing looming policy uncertainty beyond 2012, the U.S. remained one of the fastest-growing wind power markets in the world in 2011–second only to China–according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Roughly 6.8 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power...

2012-08-14 10:21:26

DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced, solid-state power & energy metering products, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Patent Office) has issued reexamination certificates confirming the patentability of three TransData patents related to digital electric meters equipped with internal wireless communications. The recent certificates conclude four anonymous patent reexamination requests filed with...

2012-08-14 02:24:11

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of towns throughout the Boston area are banding together and aligning with groups in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont to oppose Smart Meters, the new "advanced" utility meters (smart meters) being installed across the country. The "Not so Smart" & Dangerous Grid The Smart Grid is currently being installed nationwide by utility companies who want their equipment to have the capacity to communicate remotely between their stations and your...

2012-08-13 10:22:52

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today urged customers to conserve electricity in response to a Flex Alert called for tomorrow, August 14, 2012, by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the state's power grid. A Flex Alert is an urgent call to immediately conserve electricity and shift demand to off-peak hours to ease strain on the grid. CAISO issued the alert in response to forecasts of continued high...

2012-08-13 02:21:42

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) today announced that Peterborough Utilities, a water and electricity utility for the City of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, selected Elster to supply Aztech In-Home Displays (IHD), enabled by Elster's EnergyAxis(®) system, to provide their customers with real-time information on their energy consumption. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF35872LOGO-a ) The Aztech IHD communicates directly with Elster's...

2012-08-10 02:21:30

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The date August 11, also signified by 8-11, serves as a natural reminder to call 811 to have utilities marked before starting any digging projects. This free call and free service can help homeowners and professionals avoid the tragedy and serious damage associated with puncturing underground utilities. Safe Electricity is working with electrical accident survivor Tom Dickey, an excavator who wants to help keep others from taking chances with...

2012-08-09 14:21:24

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC") (TSX: AQN), today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Financial Highlights: -- For the second quarter of 2012, revenue was $65.4 million as compared to $66.8 million in the second quarter of 2011. The decrease in revenue over the same period in 2011 is primarily the result of lower hydrology at Algonquin Power...

2012-08-09 14:21:23

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This August 11 (8/11), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds residential and business customers to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every three minutes nationwide, an underground utility line is damaged during a digging project. These accidents can happen in a resident's backyard, not just on heavy construction projects. Striking a single utility line can lead to injury, repair costs,...

2012-08-09 14:21:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today urged customers to conserve electricity in response to a Flex Alert called by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the state's power grid. A Flex Alert is an urgent call to immediately conserve electricity and shift demand to off-peak hours to ease strain on the grid. CAISO issued the alert for August 10 through August 12 after a large power plant in Southern California...