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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: June, 2014






 

Vodafone and Cyan target Indian smart metering market
UK smart meter player Cyan has teamed up with Vodafone’s M2M business to address the smart metering market in India.
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Dell and Intel to work on making buildings more energy efficient
Computer giants Dell and Intel have unveiled plans to collaborate on the development of smart building M2M services that would allow building owners and operators to massively reduce their energy costs.
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Tele2 to provide M2M connectivity for energy player Vattenfall
European telecoms operator Tele2 says it will provide connectivity solutions to energy player Vattenfall Group, which operates businesses throughout the region.
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Landis+Gyr secures major smart meter contract in India
Smart grid specialist Landis+Gyr has won a major contract in India to provide more than one million digital meters to the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution (WBSED), the public utility responsible for power distribution in the state of West Bengal.
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Sunetric deploys energy-saving smart solar system in Hawaii
Solar energy firm Sunetric says it has deployed an energy-saving photovoltaic system that includes smart-grid controls at a popular beachfront resort on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
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Energy management in hospitality sector to generate $848 million in 2020: Navigant
Networked energy management systems for the hospitality industry will generate nearly $848 million in annual revenue by 2020, according to a new study from Navigant Research, as technology moves from “room-centric control” to “property-wide energy management”.
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Google aims to help utilities improve energy services: Bloomberg
Internet giant Google is working on developing hardware and software tools to improve the management of power lines and other energy infrastructure, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.
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Landis+Gyr to bolster analytics capabilities with GRIDiant takeover
Smart metering player Landis+Gyr is to acquire utility analytics provider GRIDiant in a move aimed at bolstering its own software analytics portfolio.
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Itron, Milsoft promise energy utilities better view of asset performance
Smart grid specialist Itron says its utility customers will gain a better view of how assets are operating in the field following a tie-up with software business Milsoft.
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Fortum to explore predictive maintenance benefits with Ventyx
Finnish energy company Fortum has signed a deal with software player Ventyx under which it will study the benefits of using predictive maintenance services with its transmission and distribution assets.
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Alstom to support $38 million smart grid project in Vendee, France
Alstom has won a contract to support the integration of renewable energy resources in the French coastal district of Vendee as part of a €28 million ($38 million) smart grid project.
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AMCM systems revenues to hit $6.9 billion a year by 2023: Navigant
Global revenues from asset management and condition monitoring (AMCM) systems for the power grid are forecast to hit $6.9 billion annually by 2023, up from $2.1 billion in 2014, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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CG wins $41 million smart meter contract with Spain’s Iberdrola
Smart meter player CG has secured a €30 million ($41 million) contract to roll out more than a million smart meters for Spanish utility giant Iberdrola in a single year.
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Con Edison awards Alstom deal for energy management services
New York utility Con Edison has awarded an important contract to Alstom for the delivery of a demand response management system that will help it to more efficiently manage energy supply and demand.
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Norway’s Lyse looks to smart meters as basis for smart home services
Norwegian energy provider Lyse Elnett is to embark on a major installation of smart electricity meters in partnership with M2M specialist Telenor Connexion.
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Tennessee utility saves more than $850,000 thanks to smart-grid tech
Tennessee-based Morristown Utility Systems (MUS) has been able to save more than $850,000 through the use of smart grid technology supplied by Tantalus.
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Shoals, Synapse launch monitoring tool to spur solar energy adoption
Shoals Technologies Group and Synapse Wireless have launched a new monitoring tool that provides live-access monitoring of the installation of solar technology fields.
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Demand response revenues to hit $10 billion annually by 2023: Navigant
Worldwide revenues from energy demand response programs will reach nearly $10 billion annually by 2023, according to the latest study from Navigant Research.
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Landis+Gyr to bolster smart-meter portfolio through takeovers: Reuters
Smart meter manufacturer Landis+Gyr has unveiled plans to more than double revenues to $4 billion through takeover activity in response to surging global demand for smarter energy products.
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Silver Spring, ComEd outline smart city vision for Chicago
Smart grid specialist Silver Spring Networks and utility ComEd have set out a vision of transforming Chicago into a “smart city” that will be greener and more energy efficient besides delivering a range of improved services to residents.
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Schneider, Pepco offer energy savings tech to customers
Customers of Pepco look set to benefit from additional energy savings thanks to the energy utility’s partnership with Schneider Electric, whose energy management services are being rolled out across Pepco’s footprint in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
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UET launches grid-scale energy storage system
Energy management player UniEnergy Technologies (UET) has launched a new Uni.System-branded grid-scale energy storage system it claims provides the full range of power and energy functionality needed to support smart grid operations.
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