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Smart Meters Set for $30B Gusher of Investment Over Next 5 Years

GreenTechMedia

Utilities around the world will invest around $30 billion over the next five years to install more than 300 million smart meters, bringing many of the world’s most populous countries to full deployment but leaving other parts of the globe with relatively low penetration. Slow smart meter rollout in Germany.

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Unlocking smart meter data for research

Smart Energy International

James O’Toole explains how the UK’s Smart Energy Research Lab is enabling researcher access to smart meter data. With over 21 million smart gas and electric meters now in Great Britain’s homes, there is a growing wealth of half-hourly and daily domestic energy use data available to those who can access it.

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Review calls for more energy flexibility and smart water meters in GB

Smart Energy International

Britain’s National Infrastructure Commission has called for further investment and upgrading of the electricity and water infrastructures among others. There should be increased adoption of electric vehicles, with a nationwide network of at least 300,000 public charge points across the country by 2030. But we need to get on with it.”

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Behind-the-Meter Battery Pioneer Stem to Take SPAC Route to Public Markets

GreenTechMedia

Stem, the decade-old behind-the-meter battery startup that was seeking a buyer earlier this year to bolster its growth ambitions, is now launching a plan to go public via a special-purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) reverse merger. Friday’s announcement names Star Peak Energy Transition Corp. and abroad. and abroad.

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Generac Acquires Enbala, Boosting Plan to Harness Behind-the-Meter Energy Resources

GreenTechMedia

Generac Power Systems is acquiring Enbala Power Networks, a major step toward putting its market-leading backup generator business and its fast-growing behind-the-meter battery-solar fleet to work as a power grid resource. Canada and Australia, according to Wood Mackenzie data. Leading U.S. Leading U.S.

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AEP OnSite Partners signs LOI to develop solar field to power cryptocurrency mining

Renewable Energy World

Sangha Systems, developers of an 82-MW cryptocurrency mining facility at a former steel mill in Hennepin, Illinois announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AEP OnSite Partners to develop a 2 – 5-MW behind-the-meter solar power array to begin to migrate its electricity consumption towards clean energy.

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PV Plant Owned by First Solar Is Being Paid to Help Balance Chile’s Electric Grid

GreenTechMedia

Back in 2016, First Solar proved in a California pilot project that utility-scale solar farms can provide critical transmission grid services. based solar module maker has taken the next big step in turning this capability into a real-world grid resource: convincing a grid operator to pay for it.