Latest Utilities articles

Government questions the economic sense of smart meter rollout

But energy industry welcomes the government's long-awaited stance on smart metering anyway
30 Apr 2008

Still no firm future for smart meters

The government has reiterated its support for smart meters, but the industry is still waiting for a mandate
29 Apr 2008

Cost fears hinder smart meter rollout

The government delays its decision on the rollout of smart meters
10 Apr 2008

Smart meters start rolling out to businesses

Opus Energy has signed a £3m deal to provide free smart meters to its customers
26 Mar 2008

Digital mapping helps risk assessment at energy supplier

Geographic information will improve asset management at E.ON Central Networks
20 Mar 2008

Yorkshire Water puts better communications on tap

Network project has connected 130 sites and will pave the way for new services
19 Mar 2008

Energy firms concerned about 21CN

Energy companies want assurances that transition to next-generation services won't restrict the efficiency of energy networks
06 Mar 2008

Scottish Power takes networking to the next generation

Energy company will connect 300 sites via IP communications in deal with supplier Thus
04 Mar 2008

Utility companies want industry reorganisation

Upgrading meters could take 20 years under the current system
13 Dec 2007

Smart meters win minister's backing

John Hutton says 10 years is too long to wait for smart energy meters to be rolled out
12 Nov 2007

United Utilities updates legacy IT with SOA

Supplier Infosys will modernise the energy company's operations management system
05 Nov 2007

E.on presses on with IT consolidation strategy

Energy firm is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint
01 Nov 2007

Centrica accounts for one million invoices

Utility firm implements new accounts payable system to increase document visibility
12 Oct 2007

Utilities face radical change

Real-time smart meters will change the way electricity is sold
11 Oct 2007

Thames Water seals extended outsourcing deal

Xansa contract covers management of 700,000 customer interactions
12 Jul 2007

Smart meters set for rapid adoption

Energy monitoring technology could help cut power costs and reduce carbon emissions
10 Jul 2007

Texting costs are sky high, says vendor

Receiving data from the Hubble Space Telescope is cheaper, according to Vyke Communications
19 Jun 2007

Firms unite on green agenda

A new initiative aims to establish a knowledge base of green technology best practices
10 May 2007

Severn Trent turns to online procurement

Water company signs contract with Ariba to cut costs
08 May 2007

Scottish Water refreshes IT

Utility to undertake a £250m legacy update to transform performance
12 Apr 2007

Housing association improves mobile worker efficiency

New system will help tradesmen process more than 14,000 orders a year
12 Apr 2007

Water firm to install digital map system

GIS will help engineers locate underground pipes
15 Mar 2007

Energy supplier improves content management

Npower looks to support online services strategy
01 Mar 2007

Centrica outsources IT functions

T-Systems to manage data centre and desktop support
27 Feb 2007