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Energy & Utilities

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Datamatic Seeks Beachhead in Meter Data Collection

September 2004 Energy & Utilities

Datamatic seeks a beachhead in Commercial and Industrial (C&I) interval meter data collection and processing with CommSTAR, a product focused on matching industry trends. Will this one-product market be receptive to their entry? We investigate the CommSTAR solution (www.datamatic.com) and the resulting prospects for successful market entry in this highly specialized market. Background In the […]

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Itron Defends Dominance of MV-90

September 2004 Energy & Utilities 4 Comments

Itron’s MV-90 meter data collection and processing application has had an unrivaled market presence in North America. Recently, a new entrant has chosen to challenge their dominance. Many factors indicate that Itron can defend their dominant market share, yet can one product meet all customer demands? We investigate the MV-90 solution (www.itron.com ), its evolution, […]

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Pricing Electricity: More Questions than Answers

May 2004 Energy & Utilities, Pricing

How are prices set at the industry level? In a competitive market, Adam Smith’s invisible hand drives prices to a dynamic equilibrium set by suppliers’ willingness to produce at a price and consumers’ willingness to purchase. Yet residential electricity markets are hardly competitive. Since the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, government regulations have […]

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Metering Billing CRM/CIS Americas

March 2004 Energy & Utilities

The Metering Billing CRM/CIS Americas 2004 conference organized by Spintelligent was distinguished by a depth of information provided through speaker sessions, development of professional relations created during refreshment breaks, and identification of opportunities and possibilities through the matching of needs. Entering with the voice of reason, Compos Mentis clarified the importance of this meeting and […]

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Blood Lust over AMR

March 2004 Energy & Utilities

In spurts and fits, industries change rapidly. The conversations and sessions at the recent Metering Billing CRM/CIS Americas 2004 organized by Spintelligent once again indicated how fast this industry is evolving. The opening session kicked off a fury of concerns over who would be paying for the deployment of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Demand […]

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Where are you going CIS?

March 2004 Energy & Utilities

The Utilities Customer Information System (CIS) industry appeared to be in a funk at The Metering Billing CRM/CIS Americas 2004 Conference. In many ways, this industry is tracking with that of the CRM and ERP industry cohorts. Worrisome Market Prospects Even during the Pre-conference Executive Workshop presented by Warren B. Causey, Ltd, it became suspect […]

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MeterSmart in Brief

February 2004 Energy & Utilities

In partnerships with utilities, MeterSmart provides commercial and industrial (C&I) submetering solutions through hardware and services. Born out of a project in South Texas with a Hunt Power L.P. affiliate, they initiated operations as an independent division in 1999. Differentiation As a young company, MeterSmart faces numerous entrenched competitors in the submetering industry. According to […]

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