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A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid

GreenBiz

A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid. How will the electrical grid handle so many vehicles charging at once? Especially when fast-charging stations gulp down prodigious amounts of power? You can shift a lot of the electric vehicle charging to line up with those times," Langton said.

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Smart meter penetration surpasses 80% in North America

Smart Energy International

The number of smart meters in North America reached almost 146 million at the end of 2023 and with ongoing growth is expected to number 182.9 million smart electricity meters in the US and 15.4 over the period to 2029, the penetration of smart meters in the US should increase to 94% and in Canada to 96% in that year.

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Jamaica reaches 75% smart meter coverage

Smart Energy International

Jamaica Public Service Company has reported that 520,000 smart meters were installed at the end of January, corresponding to about 75% of the customer base. The rollout, launched in 2015, has seen a J$14 billion (US$90 million) investment as part of the initiative to modernise the electricity network and improve the customer experience.

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Virtual power plants: the importance of integrating smart-enabled tech with microgeneration

Envirotec Magazine

Jordan Brompton is co-founder of myenergi, a UK designer and manufacturer of renewable energy products. Jordan Brompton explains how developments in smart tech are enabling increasingly eco-conscious consumers to more easily and effectively transition towards off-grid renewable energy.

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'Zap Flash': Good Energy to offer electric vehicle drivers free power

Business Green

Good Energy becomes latest energy supplier to introduce innovative time of use tariff that promises to slash EV recharging costs. Good Energy has today announced the launch of a new tariff that offers electric vehicle (EV) drivers the opportunity to power their home, or charge their car, for free.

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Australia’s Telstra Energy signs 10-year smart meter deal with Intellihub

Smart Energy International

Australian utility Telstra Energy has signed a 10-year deal with Intellihub for the provision of smart metering services. The utility will install Intellihub’s Intelli-M smart meters and Intelli-ConX communications bridge for data telemetry and connectivity as part of the deal.

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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.