Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: July, 2014






 
 

Smart grid could save Australia $28 billion over 20 years: report
Australia could reportedly realize $28 billion in net economic benefits over the next 20 years from the deployment of smart grid technologies, according to the analysis of a smart-grid trial conducted in the Hunter region of the country.
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Cisco center in Barcelona to spur smart lighting, energy management innovation
Technology giant Cisco has unveiled plans to set up a global Internet of Everything (IoE) innovation center in the Spanish city of Barcelona aimed at cultivating the development of services such as smart lighting and energy management that could lead to massive cost savings for city authorities.
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UK’s Arqiva secures $323 million in EIB funding to aid smart meter rollout
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide £190 million ($323 million) in funding towards the deployment of smart meters and other communications infrastructure in the UK.
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Venture capitalists inject $81 million into smart grid players in second quarter: Mercom
Venture capital funding for smart grid companies totaled $81 million in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest data from market-research company Mercom Capital.
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US schools to implement energy monitoring tech from Noveda
The Green Schools Alliance, which covers more than 3,000 schools in the US, has announced a deal with energy-monitoring specialist Noveda Technologies under which various energy and water management tools will be introduced in member schools.
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Imagination flags low-power chip for range of IoT applications
UK semiconductor player Imagination Technologies has introduced a new energy-efficient radio processing unit (RPU) aimed at spurring the development of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a range of areas, including mobile health, energy and agriculture.
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Landis+Gyr wins smart meter contract in Poland with RWE
Swiss smart grid company Landis+Gyr has won a contract to provide smart meters in Poland for energy utility RWE for use inside residential buildings in the capital city of Warsaw.
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Itron to provide managed services to UK’s Utilita
UK energy company Utilita is to use technology from smart meter provider Itron to support its prepayment offerings for electricity meters.
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Samsung to buy SmartThings to challenge Google and Nest: report
Samsung is reported to be in discussions about a takeover of home automation player SmartThings, whose technology allows customers to control home appliances such as lighting using mobile phones and tablets.
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Telefonica starts deploying smart meter services in UK with CGI
Spanish operator Telefonica has flagged plans to provide connectivity services for smart meters being deployed by energy companies on a limited scale in advance of the mass rollout expected to begin late next year.
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Grid20/20 offers intra-grid sensors through Itron, Landis+Gyr tie-ups
Remote-monitoring specialist Grid20/20 has linked up with smart-grid players Landis+Gyr and Itron to offer more advanced energy-management services to utility companies.
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RigNet reshuffles executives following merger of Inmarsat energy business
Remote monitoring player RigNet has announced a number of staffing changes linked with the integration of Inmarsat’s enterprise energy business unit, which it agreed to buy for $25 million in August last year.
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Siemens releases new smart grid app for energy efficiency
Siemens Smart Grid has released a new mobile app allowing energy consumers to more easily monitor their usage and connect with their utility providers.
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Energy monitors will knock $4.8 billion off UK energy bills, claims Smappee
Belgian energy management specialist Smappee has launched a new energy-monitoring service in the UK market, claiming the technology will cut as much as £2.8 billion ($4.8 billion) from energy bills.
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IBM to help Madrid reduce energy usage, become greener
IT giant IBM has signed a $20 million contract with the Spanish city of Madrid to improve the management of public services like street maintenance, lighting and garbage and waste management.
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National Grid becomes first customer of smart thermostat, energy management service
Smart energy players CEIVA and Carrier are combining their technologies to help utility companies provide energy-efficiency and demand-response programs to their customers.
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RFaxis, GreenPeak team up on home automation tech
Semiconductor companies RFaxis and GreenPeak Technologies have formed a partnership that could spur the development of new smart-home technologies such as automated lighting and heating applications.
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Smart electricity meter market to reach $19.8 billion in value in 2018: Transparency
The value of the global market for smart electricity meters is expected to reach $19.8 billion in 2018, up from $4 billion in 2011, according to a new study from Transparency Market Research.
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India’s Ahmedabad to benefit from smart grid tech this year: report
Ahmedabad seems likely to become the first Indian city to benefit from a smart power grid, with utility Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Pvt Ltd (UGVCL) set to roll out smart-grid services in the suburb of Naroda by October this year, according to a report from the Times of India newspaper.
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Philips and RheinEnergie join Deutsche Telekom’s smart home alliance
Deutsche Telekom has announced that Philips, RheinEnergie and myScenario have become the newest members of the QIVICON smart home alliance set up to fuel the development of smart energy and other home automation products and services.
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M2M adoption by energy companies to more than double by 2016: Vodafone
Some 28% of energy and utility companies surveyed in Vodafone’s latest M2M barometer report are making use of M2M technology, up from just 13% last year, and 62% are expected to be doing so by 2016.
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Cisco partners with Bangalore companies on smart city rollout
US network equipment giant Cisco is to roll out smart city technology in the Indian city of Bangalore allowing authorities and local companies to provide smart street lighting and other energy-saving services.
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Silver Spring, GridSense promise utilities more cost-effective monitoring
Smart grid specialists Silver Spring Networks and GridSense have teamed up to offer utility customers what they claim is a more cost-effective secure and intelligent range of transformer monitoring services.
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India’s Tech Mahindra to help Dubai authorities develop smart city: report
India’s Tech Mahindra is reported to have signed an agreement with authorities in Dubai to provide technology that will support the launch of smart city services such as intelligent street lighting and smart parking.
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GE launches energy-saving smart bulb
Industrial giant GE has introduced a new connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control home lighting from anywhere and save money on monthly energy bills.
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UK IoT initiative could spur design of energy-saving M2M services
A consortium of UK technology companies has unveiled an Internet of Things (IoT) specification designed to support the development of interoperable connected products and applications that could deliver new energy services and savings to customers.
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Tantalus wins AMI contract with Florida utility
Smart grid player Tantalus says it has won a contract to provide advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and applications to Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) in north central Florida.
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Glasgow aims to lower energy bill with smart lighting rollout
Local authorities in Glasgow have recruited LED maker LED Roadway and smart grid player Silver Spring Networks to deploy a new smart lighting system that will lower energy costs and improve citizen safety in the UK city.
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Delta aims to slash energy costs with battery energy storage solution
Energy management technology player Delta Electronics is to launch a battery energy storage solution (BESS) designed to help utilities manage energy demand and reduce the costs of grid investment.
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Rising energy bill forcing Asia Pacific to invest in smart city tech: Navigant
Rising energy costs and “stressed” city finances are among the factors that will spur countries in the Asia Pacific to spend more than $11 billion on smart city technologies in 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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