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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: May, 2014


Tantalus completes smart grid deployments for TVA
Smart grid specialist Tantalus has heralded its completion of several advanced metering infrastructure deployments for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
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Ventyx to create smart electricity network in Sweden
Enterprise software developer Ventyx has teamed up with Swedish electricity provider Vattenfall on an initiative on the Swedish island of Gotland aimed at creating one of the world’s smartest electricity networks.
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Silver Spring launches mobile thermostat, improved demand optimizer apps
Smart meter player Silver Spring Networks has launched a new mobile thermostat app and updated its demand optimizer application as it looks to help energy utilities provide additional benefits and savings to their customers.
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Enmetric supports building energy management for DPR
Software company Enmetric Systems says its Internet of Things platform has been selected by DPR Construction to support the rollout of energy management services at a new San Francisco facility.
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Landis + Gyr strengthens smart-grid portfolio with PowerSense takeover
Swiss smart-grid specialist Landis + Gyr has announced a takeover of Denmark’s PowerSense aimed at strengthening its portfolio of technology services and boosting its international presence.
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Smart-grid player Arqiva to develop UK M2M network with Sigfox
UK infrastructure player Arqiva has unveiled plans to build a dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network – in partnership with France’s Sigfox – that may be used to support the smart-grid services it is currently deploying in Scotland and northern England.
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BGE realizes “millions of dollars” in value from smart-grid analytics
Exelon subsidiary Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) says it expects its use of C3 Energy’s smart-grid analytics technology to yield “tens of millions” of dollars in value for itself and customers.
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Thuraya, Viasat partner on M2M for energy, utility sectors
Satellite players Thuraya and ViaSat have teamed up to develop a managed M2M service they say will target customers in the energy and utilities sectors, among others.
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Silver Spring bolsters smart-energy portfolio with Streetlight.Vision takeover
Smart-grid technology player Silver Spring Networks has announced its takeover of Streetlight.Vision, whose software is being used to support the deployment of energy-efficient smart street lighting in a number of Asian and European cities.
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Brazil’s Copel to invest $50 million in smart grid project
Brazilian energy utility Copel is to invest $50 million this year in a smart grid project in Curitiba aimed at reducing power outages and energy costs.
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GE signs first customers for BOPs monitoring software
GE says it has secured the first two orders from oil and gas companies for a new software product designed to support the remote monitoring and maintenance of blowout preventers (BOPs).
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Brazil’s M2M tax cut to spur smart-meter rollout, says telecoms association
Telecoms industry body the GSM Association (GSMA) has applauded Brazil’s decision to lower M2M taxes, saying it will provide a major stimulus for the rollout of smart metering and other remote-monitoring services.
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Cisco and Hamburg unveil smart city initiative
Cisco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with authorities in Hamburg, setting out plans for the deployment of various smart-city technologies in the German city over the next few years.

GE offers $13.5 billion for Alstom assets
GE has offered $13.5 billion for the thermal, renewables and grid businesses of Alstom as it looks to strengthen its position at the heart of the industrial internet market.

Itron to modernize metering system for SCG
Smart-meter specialist Itron has won a contract to modernize and manage the metering system of the Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG).

Trident launches meter-reading service with SeeControl, ClearConnex
Trident Network says it has launched a new meter reading solution with support from SeeControl and ClearConnex for the monitoring of water, gas and electric consumption by commercial and industrial companies.