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Should FC300 users be concerned about their meter data management strategy?

With the supply of new Itron FC300s no longer available, support ending on 31 December 2021 for the hand-held unit, spare parts becoming increasingly sparse and support sometimes slow, utilities do not need to panic – there is a solution and it could be easy to implement. Itron have announced end of support for FC300 […]

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and how it could impact the electricity industry

Despite the promise, the anticipated fall in the price of electricity is not coming to the average Australian consumer any time soon. In addition to production challenges, the industry is also trying to deal with inefficiencies in the grid. The seemingly straightforward solution proposed is a grid with smart meters everywhere, eventually leading to a […]

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The long road to AMI

The electricity landscape in Australia is undergoing enormous developments right now, driven by changing regulatory, technological and network innovations. It is becoming apparent that a smart electricity network is coming to Australia, sooner rather than later. So far, the most stakeholders in the industry have considered is Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) roll-outs using smart meters and […]

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