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|Dec. 23, 2010|
Banner Year for Utilimetrics
Thanks to the support of our members, Utilimetrics has had a fabulous year. We're thrilled to recap our top 10 achievements in 2010.
1. First Year as a Standalone Association
August marked our one-year anniversary as a standalone organization. Previously we were managed by an association management company that assigned two full-time and several part-time staff members to the Utilimetrics account. We now have eight dedicated full-time staff members working to serve Utilimetrics members.
2. Smart Utility Marketplace
The online industry product and services guide was introduced this summer to rave reviews. Whether you're looking for supplies and services, or simply the essential tools and accessories you need to satisfy your customers, the Smart Utility Marketplace can help.
3. Autovation Earns an A+
Autovation 2010, Sept. 12-15, in Austin, Texas, received high praise from attendees. Highlights included more than 60 educational sessions presented by industry thought leaders, peer networking opportunities, exceptional opening and closing general session featured speakers and an exhibit hall packed with the most innovative industry suppliers featuring state-of-the-art solutions for utilities. Autovation 2011 is Sept. 25-28, in Washington, DC. Find out how to submit a paper proposal, become an exhibitor or sponsor Autovation. Click here to view entire story.More
Welcome New Members
Utilimetrics welcomes its newest members. Be sure to take advantage of all our wonderful benefits.
Thanks to the following members for continuing to support Utilimetrics. We are so pleased you have renewed for another year.
ATCO (6-year member)
Benton PUD (13-year member)
PES Energize (3-year member)
Scope Services (1-year member) More
Silicon Valley Power Plugs Into Elster's EnergyAxis® Smart Grid Solution
Elster recently announced that Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara, Calif.'s, municipal electric utility, has selected Elster's EnergyAxis® Smart Grid solution for deployment across its service area. As part of the "SVP Meter Connect" program, EnergyAxis will provide the utility with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to bring the environmental and economic benefits of the smart grid to businesses and residents of Santa Clara, Calif. Tropos Networks will provide the infrastructure for backhaul transfer of the data collected and managed by EnergyAxis.More
Southern California Edison Moving Ahead With Smart Meter Rollout
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Southern California Edison (SCE) is rapidly rolling out a smart meter program that will allow customers to better track their energy use and save money by shifting activities to off-peak hours. SCE, a division of Rosemead-based Edison International, hopes ratepayers will be motivated to use dishwashers, washing machines and other energy-sapping appliances during off-peak times when electricity is cheaper. More
Trilliant's Latest Smart Grid Contracts Lead to Job Creation in Granby, Quebec
Trilliant Incorporated, a Smart Grid communications provider and leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, has won several major contracts that have led to high-tech job creation in its Granby, Quebec, engineering facility. The contract with Iberdrola USA's Central Maine Power (CMP), announced in July, is a Smart Grid deployment that will cover nearly 630,000 residences and the recently announced contract with Centrica's British Gas will provide communications equipment for an initial rollout of over 1 million British Gas customer accounts. More
Landis+Gyr's Smart Meter Manufacturing Facility Named a Top 10 Manufacturing Plant in North America by IndustryWeek Magazine
The Landis+Gyr advanced electric meter manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Mexico, has been recognized as one of the 10 best plants in North America by IndustryWeek magazine for 2010. IndustryWeek's Best Plant's competition recognizes North American manufacturing facilities that foster productive and competitive work environments and optimize customer satisfaction. Landis+Gyr's Reynosa facility has greatly increased its production capacity to meet the high demand for advanced electric meters.More
US Government Drafts Fast Track Solar Energy Policy
The United States Department of the Interior recently announced that it has drafted new environmental policy to fast track utility scale solar power projects in six western states. The policy, known as the Draft Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), designates 24 sites on public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah for renewable energy projects.More
Energy Innovation 2010: A New Beginning for US Energy Policy
Americans for Energy Leadership
Recently, several of the country's leading energy experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for the Energy Innovation 2010 conference. Their purpose? Reframing the national energy discussion in the aftermath of cap and trade and beginning the transition to a new federal clean energy strategy. Hosted by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and Breakthrough Institute, and co-sponsored by a large coalition of think tanks across the political spectrum, the conference drew hundreds of attendants for a day of presentations and panels. More