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Embedded Executive: Choosing a Medium For Smart Metering

One area of technology that many vendors and technologies are gunning for is smart metering, whether commercial or residential electric meters, water meters, or something else. The number of potential meters is HUGE. But which technology makes the most sense for this application? Listen to the podcast with Phil Beecher at EmbeddedComputing.com.

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Cybersecurity Investment Remains a Priority for Utilities

Cyber attacks are on the rise in the utilities industry, posing threats to critical infrastructure especially electricity networks. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), companies are facing a number of challenges, from lack of skilled professionals in the sector to an increase in digital and connected technologies to manage operations, grids and systems more

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Can IoT Help Utilities Face Extreme Weather Challenges?

We know that extreme weather conditions mean costly damages. According to the US Department of Energy, we are experiencing double the number of outages over the past two decades. It estimates that extreme weather events cost businesses around $150 billion per year, with power outages a significant part of this, shutting down operations and, on

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Wi-SUN Technology: The Right Choice for Utility-Scale Solar Plants

Solar has become the most likely contender to lead renewable energy generation worldwide. Utility-scale solar power plants produce and distribute power to nearby homes and businesses at the grid scale. Solar energy at this scale replaces power plants that rely on non-renewable energy sources, such as coal or natural gas. Developing utility-scale solar power has

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A Deep Dive into Wi-SUN Alliance’s Impact on IoT Communication Standards

One of the key strengths of Wi-SUN FAN lies in its ability to support multiple devices running distinct applications while enabling interconnectivity between them. For instance, integrating smart parking networks with signage systems can optimize parking availability, enhancing urban mobility. Similarly, leveraging road surface temperature sensors to relay real-time data on icy conditions to traffic

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Enabling Critical Infrastructure in India With Wi-SUN FAN

Following our recent announcement that BIS, the national standards body of India, has adopted the Wi-SUN FAN specification as included in IEEE 2857-2021 as the national standard for India’s Critical Infrastructure RF Communication Networks including Smart Metering, Amarjeet Kumar, India Regional Coordinator for the Alliance discusses the opportunities for Wi-SUN to support the roll out

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Can Utilities Keep the Lights on in the Face of Extreme Weather?

Extreme weather, climate-related events and environmental disasters are becoming increasingly frequent and costly for organisations, governments, and consumers. When the lights go out due to severe storms, flooding, wildfires or worse, it’s the energy networks that are often most at risk, impacting millions of people and costing billions. In the US, the Department of Energy

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BIS Adopts National Standard for India’s Smart Meter RF Communication

Improving the operational efficiency, profitability and cost effectiveness of power distribution companies in India calls for the rapid adoption of smart metering technology. While India has currently installed 8.6 million smart metres, it’s still in the nascent stage of rolling out this technology to all households in the country, providing immense growth potential for solutions

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BIS Adopts Wi-SUN FAN Spec for India’s Smart Meter RF Networks

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India, has adopted Wi-SUN Alliance FAN (Field Area Networks) specification as included in IEEE 2857-2021, as the national standard for India’s Smart Meter RF Communication Networks. This adoption also aims to enable interoperable, multi-service and secure wireless communications networks for government, utilities, service providers,

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Utilities Survey Results Underscores IoT Solutions for Extreme Weather

Energy and utility companies are interested in IoT technologies to help improve customers service and control costs in the face of extreme weather event. In fact, extreme weather conditions have been on the rise and power outages have doubled in the U.S. over the past 20 years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy…Forty-one percent

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Bureau of Indian Standards Adopts Wi‑SUN Alliance Wireless Communications Specification

Wi-SUN FAN Becomes the National Standard for India Smart Meter RF Communication Networks The endorsement demonstrates that Wi-SUN FAN is an industry standard for interoperable wireless solutions in India. March 4, 2024 – Bangalore, India – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India, has adopted Wi-SUN Alliance FAN (Field Area

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