08 Dec '11, 4pm

Move Over, Electricity: Gas and Water Meters Are Getting Smart via @greentechmedia

Move Over, Electricity: Gas and Water Meters Are Getting Smart via @greentechmedia

For all of the chatter about smart meters , the conversation rarely wanders far from the realm of electricity. But action is starting to heat up in the smart gas meter market, and water isn’t far behind. Last week, consulting group Capgemini announced it was chosen by Southern California Gas Company (owned by Sempra ) to install more than six million smart meters in the next five years, the largest gas-only utility smart meter project in the U.S. SoCalGas’s project is part of a nearly three-fold increase in the penetration of smart gas meters worldwide estimated by Pike Research between 2010 and 2016. “The gas grid is certainly a different animal,” said David DuCharme, vice president of Utility and Smart Energy Services at Capgemini . “The largest issue is safety and management.” In Europe, there is already more activity in the gas market; the U.K. government has mandated ...

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