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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: April, 2014 TRAINING

Accenture, Siemens form smart-grid joint venture
Accenture and Siemens have teamed up on a new joint venture aimed at developing smart-grid solutions for utility businesses worldwide.
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Sensus bolsters service portfolio with Verdeeco takeover
Smart-meter player Sensus has bolstered its portfolio of services with the acquisition of smart-grid analytics player Verdeeco.
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Itron to support smart-grid deployment in Worcester
Itron says it is to support National Grid with the next phase of the utility’s smart-grid deployment, installing its Cisco-powered platform in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Elecsys launches remote-monitoring modems with Verizon Wireless
Modem maker Elecsys has unveiled details of a new “e-Modem” series of embedded cellular data modems developed in partnership with Verizon Wireless and designed to support remote monitoring services for the oil and gas industry, among others.
UK startup Senaptic aims to steal M2M thunder
Several prominent tech entrepreneurs have come together to form a new M2M company that aims to steal the initiative from network operators entering the M2M market.
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Google's Nest halts home alarm system sales over possible defect
(Reuters) - Nest Labs Inc, the maker of smart thermostats that Google Inc acquired for $3.2 billion, called a halt to all sales of its smoke alarms on Thursday after it discovered a possible defect that could cause users to turn it off unintentionally.
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ComEd beats job-creation targets for smart-grid rollout
Illinois energy utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) says its smart grid program has beaten the targets set for job creation in 2013, supporting a total of 2,871 full-time positions.
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Accenture to manage smart-meter rollout for FirstEnergy
Managed services and consulting giant Accenture is to manage the rollout of some two million smart meters being carried out in Pennsylvania by utility group FirstEnergy.
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Smart grid could save $16.6 billion for UK economy: EA Technology
UK networks and consumers could save as much as £10 billion ($16.6 billion) between now and 2050 by deploying smart-grid technology, according to new research from EA Technology.

ABB to deploy smart-grid systems in Rome for ACEA
ABB is to help Italian utility Azienda Comunale Elettricita e Acque (ACEA) with the deployment of a smart grid across part of Rome’s electrical distribution network.
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IEEE launches smart-cities initiative
Standards body IEEE has launched a new smart-cities initiative aimed at providing strategic and practical advice to municipalities hoping to address population- and resource-related challenges through the use of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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Denmark’s Kamstrup flags growth in sales, market share
Danish smart-metering specialist Kamstrup claims to have grown its share of the global market in 2013 while reporting an increase in sales.
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