Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: February, 2014









Deutsche Telekom kicks off smart-city pilot in Pisa
German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom has launched a pilot smart-city project in the Italian city of Pisa that includes the provision of smart-parking and intelligent lighting services.
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Lebanon trials smart-metering technology from Itron
Lebanese authorities are trying out smart-metering technology from Itron as part of efforts to improve the country’s energy distribution network.
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OpenADR, WI-SUN Alliances partner to support interoperability
The OpenADR Alliance and the WI-SUN Alliance have announced a partnership designed to speed up the rollout of energy-efficient program offerings.
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Silicon Labs launches SoC for smart energy, home automation
Semiconductor maker Silicon Labs has launched a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) family to meet the needs of more advanced smart energy and home automation products.
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HCC Embedded launches new smart-meter file system
Middleware supplier HCC Embedded has launched a new smart-meter file system (SMFS) designed to reduce power consumption and lower costs.
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Smart thermostat revenues to hit $1.4 billion in 2020
Revenues from the sale of smart thermostats are set to grow from $86 million in 2013 to nearly $1.4 billion in 2020, according to a new study from Navigant Research. 
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Telekom Slovenije launches $6.6 million smart-grid project
Telekom Slovenije has kicked off work on a new European Commission (EC) smart-grid project aimed at establishing the most efficient use of communications technology in future smart-grid rollouts.
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Tele2 Netherlands to provide remote-monitoring service to Feenstra
Dutch telecoms operator Tele2 Netherlands says it has signed an agreement with energy services provider Feenstra that includes the provision of remote-monitoring services for security and alarm systems.
Oberthur, in1SIM to trial M2M service with European energy firms
Digital security specialist Oberthur Technologies says its M-Connect solution is to support M2M connectivity services being offered by in1SIM.
Landis+Gyr heralds Finland as smart-meter pioneer
Switzerland’s Landis+Gyr has heralded progress on the rollout of smart meters in Finland, claiming smart meters have now been installed in 98% of the country’s households.
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Enterprises turn to M2M for competitive advantage: Infonetics Research
Enterprises in the utility sector are increasingly turning to M2M services to “get a leg up on competition”, according to a new survey from Infonetics Research.
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Leidos to deploy another 20,000 smart meters for United Power
Technology player Leidos has extended its contract to provide smart-metering services to United Power for another ten years.
Alstom to provide grid security to India’s PGCIL
Alstom has been chosen by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to provide state-of-the-art grid security technologies for a new energy management program.
 
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Elster upgrades meter-management service for utilities
 
Annual energy-harvesting revenues to grow by a third to 2020: Navigant Research