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Smart on the Streets

Figures from the UN show that the number of people living in cities multiplied roughly 5.6 times between 1950 and 2018, and that 68% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. This gradual shift in the human population from rural to urban area combined with overall population growth could add another 2.5bn

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The Challenges of Technical and Non-technical Losses on Electricity Networks

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that annual electricity T&D losses averaged about 5% of the electricity used in the US in 2018 to 2022. In the UK, transmission losses were around 25 terawatt-hours, or approximately 8% of the electricity supplied in the UK in 2022, while in other parts of the world it can

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Will Government Funding & Initiatives Equal Faster Smart Utility Development?

The UK’s smart metering rollout has been – and continues to be – a much-debated topic. It’s no secret that it has been challenging, with issues around the technology and customer perceptions of smart meters. The original 2019 deadline for the completed roll out is long gone, with just over half deployed to date. But

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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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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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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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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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IoT in Urban Evolution: Why Smart Street Lights Illuminate the Path to Smarter Cities

When exploring urban transformation, a key element often overlooked in the burgeoning IoT landscape is smart street lighting. The utility of such lights extends beyond mere illumination—they offer a gateway to innovative IoT deployments that redefine urban living. For cities that want to create an entry-level program, smart street lights can act as a ‘foundation’

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