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2014-04-07 04:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric utilities in the US are expanding their use of social media and mobile applications to improve smart grid benefits and better engage with their customers. Of the 50 largest utilities, 49 currently have active Twitter accounts, all have Facebook accounts and 15 have mobile apps. These media are critical in reaching customers during power outages but also in providing energy savings tips, bill pay and other customer engagement services,...

2014-02-18 04:20:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the globe, LED and smart streetlights are helping to establish smart cities and represent a critical layer of the emerging 'Internet of Things.' With rapid urbanization and the rise of global megacities, energy efficiency is becoming critical in public lighting infrastructure. By 2025, cities and municipalities are projected to save $11.3bn (more than 86,000 GWh) per year from efficient LED and smart streetlights. Investment in this...

2013-12-03 04:22:12

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging market countries - including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - over the next decade will reach $274.9bn, outpacing developed countries. This investment will be aimed at reducing electricity theft, improving reliability and incorporating renewable energy into electricity grids, according to a study released today by Northeast Group, LLC. The annual study Emerging Markets Smart...

2013-11-05 04:21:26

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico is currently debating a series of far-reaching energy sector reforms that have the potential to shake up the country's monolithic state-owned enterprises. In addition to petroleum sector reforms, the Pena Nieto administration is looking to revamp the electric power sector by increasing the number of small-scale generators and making the state-owned monopoly utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) more efficient and competitive. As...

2013-09-16 04:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Water scarcity is a growing problem across the globe, compounded by climate change and population growth. All signs indicate that this scarcity will only continue to grow more severe, even potentially leading to conflict between nations. An incredible 38% of all water produced in emerging market countries is lost to leakage from poor infrastructure, waste, and theft. Smart infrastructure aimed at addressing this problem could prove to be the...

2013-07-08 12:21:24

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are currently more than 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads in the United States. A key factor in EVs' rising popularity is charging costs that are much lower on average than comparable gasoline fueling costs. In June, the US Department of Energy increased transparency with its launch of the "eGallon" metric, making comparisons with the price of gasoline easier. With the majority of charging done at home, EV drivers are...

2013-06-10 04:20:42

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of electricity generation in South America comes from renewable hydropower, giving it one of the cleanest power sectors in the world. However, there are major problems with electric transmission and distribution infrastructure. A distribution loss rate of 15.5% is the highest in the world due to pervasive electricity theft and power outages are a continuing problem. As a result, an increasing share of electricity infrastructure spending is...

2013-04-09 04:21:32

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) countries represent compelling opportunities for smart grid investments but are often overshadowed by their Western European neighbors. Smart meter spending alone in the CEE region will reach $10.3 billion cumulatively by 2023, with almost all electric utilities completing full smart meter deployments over that time period. A new study released today by Northeast Group, LLC - Central & Eastern Europe...

2013-02-19 04:21:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Across 35 emerging market countries, there are more than 400 vendors vying for the more than $66 billion smart grid market opportunity by 2023. Among these 400 vendors, the number of local-based vendors active in smart grid projects currently exceeds the number of large international vendors, signaling an opening up of the smart grid vendor landscape. A new study from Northeast Group - Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Vendor Analysis - highlights this...

2012-12-10 04:20:40

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of smart meter deployments across 35 emerging market countries in 2013 will be more than double the number of deployments in 2012, according to Northeast Group's annual Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2013 study. With growth continuing throughout the decade, these countries will represent a smart metering - or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) - market of $56 billion by 2022. The total number of electricity meters in these...