Using data and data analytics has been around for some time. It exists in every part of our life from the types of the ads we see on the Internet to how electric utilities manage their local distribution networks. Increasingly, big data is becoming an important tool for building operators to discover new opportunities in energy savings. A recent Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance webinar delved into the big data issue and how it can enable a greater level of energy efficiency in the building stock.
The global information and communications technologies (ICT) industry is working with new organizations to develop plans for the transition to a lower carbon economy. The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) recently inked a memorandum of understanding with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to build momentum heading to COP21 in Paris in December.
Electric utilities in Asia, Europe and South America will soon able to provide their end customers greater flexibility to pay their bills, while also enhancing revenue streams after Toronto-based Redknee Solutions and Elster inked a deal deploy a different type of payment system in these markets.
The City of Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan, has tapped Elster Solutions for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. Elster’s EnergyAxis AMI solution will be used to automate meter data collection.