Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: October, 2014






 
 
Pepco to introduce Landis+Gyr grid analytics service
Energy utility Pepco Holdings (PHI) is to begin rolling out a grid analytics service from Switzerland’s Landis+Gyr across its service territories in North America.
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Kliux and Advanticsys use M2M to boost renewable energy monitoring
Kliux Energies has announced it is to use remote monitoring technology from Advanticsys to manage its renewable-energy generation facilities.
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Energate, PowerStream receive government funding for dynamic pricing project
Energy management specialist Energate and Canadian utility PowerStream have received $1.35 million in government funding for a dynamic pricing project aimed at residential customers in Ontario.
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u-blox and Telenor to develop network-friendly modem for smart metering
Hardware player u-blox and network operator Telenor Connexion say they have teamed up to develop a more network-friendly M2M modem that would prevent the congestion and overloading that can occur when technologies such as smart metering are in operation.
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Elster wins smart metering contract in Mississippi
Authorities in Starkville, Mississippi have unveiled plans to use advanced metering infrastructure from Germany’s Elster Solutions to support electricity and water usage by customers.
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DVCA spending to total more than $17 billion between 2014 and 2023: Navigant
Investments in dynamic volt/VAR control architectures – which are designed to make power grids more resilient and efficient – are expected to total as much as $17.7 billion between 2014 and 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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Redline to provide M2M expertise to “super-major” oil company
Redline Communications has won a contract to provide a “super-major” oil company with wireless and M2M technology that will monitor hundreds of wells operating at one of the customer’s oilfields.
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Cisco and Sensity to use lighting infrastructure for smart city services
Cisco has teamed up with smart lighting specialist Sensity Systems to develop a technology that will convert city lighting infrastructure into a platform for other smart city applications in areas such as smart parking, lighting, retail analytics and public safety and security.
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Sierra’s cellular technology to support Itron’s smart grid technology
Hardware player Sierra Wireless is to provide cellular technology for use in Itron’s smart grid solution, allowing smart grid communications to work over a range of different network standards.
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Moixa, 1248 to develop energy storage systems in UK
UK smart storage player Moixa Technology has flagged a partnership with Internet of Things company 1248 aimed at helping homes and offices in the UK to avoid energy blackouts.
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DTE Energy hits two million smart meter mark
US energy utility DTE Energy says it has now installed two million smart meters for customers and is well ahead of schedule as regards its rollout of the technology.
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Smart city technologies spurring energy sector change: Navigant
The spread of smart city technologies is helping to drive sweeping changes in the energy landscape, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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Landis+Gyr wins $308 million smart grid work in Brazil
Switzerland’s Landis+Gyr has won a BRL750 million ($308 million) contract to provide smart grid services to Brazilian utility Light.
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Silver Spring to provide smart grid services to Maryland’s Choptank
Maryland utility Choptank Electric Cooperative has chosen Silver Spring to supply it with advanced metering infrastructure as it looks to slash costs and improve services for customers.
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Itron launches Riva sensing platform for smart grids, cities
Smart meter player Itron has launched a new sensing platform aimed at helping utilities and smart city players to realize additional benefits from the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
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Blue Pillar unveils power management platforms
Energy management specialist Blue Pillar has unveiled two new power management software platforms that are intended to help companies reduce their energy spending and make their energy operations more efficient.
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Kamstrup expands smart meter capabilities with Saseco acquisition
Denmark’s Kamstrup has acquired software business Saseco in a move aimed at expanding the portfolio of smart metering services it can provide
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Popular electricity smart meters in Spain can be hacked, researchers say
Network-connected electricity meters installed in millions of homes across Spain lack essential security controls, according to two researchers who say the vulnerabilities leave room for hackers to carry out billing fraud or even cause blackouts.
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Sigfox in talks to raise $63m for energy-efficient IoT network: report
French Internet of Things (IoT) startup Sigfox is hoping to raise €50 million ($63 million) for investment in its energy-efficient cellular network, which is being purpose-built for IoT services.
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Ericsson completes takeover of smart grid specialist Ambient
Sweden’s Ericsson says it has completed the takeover of smart grid communications provider Ambient and will be able to better help utilities maximize their smart grid investments following the acquisition.
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Itron and DTE Energy demonstrate smart city benefits
Smart meter maker Itron has teamed up with Detroit-based utility DTE Energy to show how smart city technologies could help to reduce energy costs and improve quality of life for urban residents.
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ABB pilots distribution automation technology in Germany
Technology player ABB has flagged its involvement in a trial of advanced smart grid technology in Germany as part of the European Union-funded Grid4EU project, aimed at supporting the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets.
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ARM expands software to manage security for Internet of Things
ARM Holdings Plc said on Wednesday it was introducing software to make the proliferating number of Internet-connected devices many consumers surround themselves with more manageable and secure.
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Smart thermostat shipments to hit 20 million annually by 2023: Navigant
Shipments of smart thermostats will reach nearly 20 million annually by 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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