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Itron agrees to acquire Silver Spring Networks in $830M deal

The Itron-Silver Spring merger combines two rivals in the smart meter-smart grid market and puts them in closer competition with Swiss metering company Landis+Gyr. Itron and Silver Spring say they plan to target the growing market for connected devices that can include utility grid sensors, to solar inverters and electric-vehicle chargers.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/itron-agrees-to-acquire-silver-spring-networks-in-830m-deal/505267/

New Zealand and smart energy investments – analysis

Investments in smart grid technologies are gaining traction in New Zealand under efforts to stabilise grid networks through improved consumer management of energy consumption behaviours, a development which in turn could help keep energy bills for utility customers affordable.

https://www.metering.com/features/smart-grid-investments-new-zealand/

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Helping Communities Reach Renewable Energy Goals

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is becoming a more prevalent method for local communities to source electricity. Under CCA programs, cities and local governments generate or buy electricity, usually from renewable energy sources, based on the needs of their residents. CCAs are a hybrid between municipal utilities and standard investor-owned utilities (IOU).

https://www.nrel.gov/tech_deployment/state_local_governments/blog/community-choice-aggregation-cca-helping-communities-reach-renewable-energy-goals?platform=hootsuite

Los comercializadores independientes de energía defienden un modelo de autoconsumo "sin limitaciones ni obstáculos"

La Asociación de Comercializadores Independientes de Energía (ACIE) defiende un modelo de autoconsumo "sin limitaciones ni obstáculos", pide una regulación clara de la figura del agregador de demanda -"entendiendo como tal aquel agente que gestiona, en el mercado diario y de servicios de ajuste, la demanda de una cartera de clientes"- y reclama códigos técnicos para que la información que proporcionan los nuevos contadores inteligentes le sirva realmente al consumidor para encontrar contratos de suministro más ajustados a sus necesidades, o sea, más económicos.

https://www.energias-renovables.com/panorama/los-comercializadores-independientes-de-energia-defienden-un-20170919

An inside look at using energy storage to integrate renewable resources

California is a leader in both renewable energy resources and energy storage. The state has one of the highest renewable portfolio standards in the U.S., mandating that 50% of all electric power be sourced from renewable resources by 2030, and the state has the first and some of the most robust incentives for energy storage.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/an-inside-look-at-using-energy-storage-to-integrate-renewable-resources/505054/