Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: August, 2014






 

Echelon sells smart grid business to Austria’s S&T
M2M player Echelon has agreed a sale of its smart grid business to Austrian smart energy company S&T, saying the deal will allow it to focus on its core Internet of Things (IoT) interests.
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Intel partners Chunghwa on development of IoT energy services
Semiconductor giant Intel is reported to have formed a partnership with Taiwanese telecoms operator Chunghwa Telecom aimed at developing Internet of Things technologies for use in the home automation and energy management fields.
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Smart lighting could lead to huge energy cost savings in Australia: Silver Spring
Smart public lighting networks in Australia could help to reduce street light energy consumption by more than 10% and lower maintenance costs by up to 30%, according to data from Silver Spring Networks.
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European market for meter data management to take off: Frost & Sullivan
The market for meter data management (MDM) in Europe is expected to take off in the foreseeable future, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
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Smart grid spending to total $600 billion between 2014 and 2023: Navigant
Global spending on smart grid technologies will total nearly $600 billion between 2014 and 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts
Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.
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Ericsson to provide meter-reading-as-a-service in Finland
Switzerland’s Landis+Gyr is to join forces with Sweden’s Ericsson on a smart meter project in Finland aimed at providing additional benefits for utility customers.
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Energy consumers want utilities to invest in technology: GE
Some 41% of Americans living east of the Mississippi River are willing to pay an extra $10 a month to ensure the power grid is more reliable, according to a new survey from GE, compared with 34% of those living west of the Mississippi.
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Smart energy start-ups to receive funding from Microsoft
Several start-ups developing smart energy technologies for use inside the home are to receive financial support from US software giant Microsoft.
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Russia’s Sistema to court smart city opportunities in India
Russia’s Sistema JSFC is reported to have approached India’s government with plans for the development of smart city technologies that could reduce energy consumption and cut down on costs in the country’s busy urban areas.
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Smart energy player Electric Imp raises $15 million in funding
Internet of Things platform provider Electric Imp – whose technology is being used to support connectivity services in energy management and green technology – has raised $15 million in funding from a range of investors.
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Elecsys launches remote monitoring product for oil and gas well sites
M2M player Elecsys has launched a remote monitoring product targeted at organizations maintaining oil and gas well sites, pump stations and other industrial sites.
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Trilliant expands smart grid footprint in Southeast Asia
Platform developer Trilliant has ramped up its smart grid presence in Southeast Asia through extensions to contracts with several leading utilities in the region.
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Silver Spring forms smart energy tie-up with EDMI
Smart grid players Silver Spring Networks and EDMI have flagged a new arrangement to offer smart city and smart energy services in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia.
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Siemens wins demand response deal with North America’s Direct Energy
German technology giant Siemens has revealed it will install a demand response management system (DRMS) for North American energy provider Direct Energy in what will represent its biggest demand response project in the world so far.
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GE to provide smart grid services to Aberdeen, Mississippi
Industrial giant GE has won a deal to provide smart grid services in the Mississippi city of Aberdeen.
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Hong Kong’s CLP to test Itron’s adaptive communications tech
Hong Kong utility CLP Power is to test services from Itron with its smart grid platform and network with a view to improving efficiency and lowering costs at its operations.
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Intelligent lighting to spur wireless control systems growth: Navigant
Intelligent lighting will spur growth in the market for wireless control systems used in smart buildings, according to new data from Navigant Research, which expects annual node shipments to hit 57.4 million by 2023.
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Causam to develop new smart grid offers after Power Analytics takeover
Smart grid player Causam Energy has unveiled plans to acquire software and services company Power Analytics in a move aimed at spurring its development of more advanced communications and analytics technologies for the power grid.
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CEIVA connects home appliances for National Grid customers
CEIVA Energy says a smart grid program covering 15,000 customers in the US has begun to make use of its home energy management system (HEMS) to connect a range of home appliances and reduce energy costs for users.
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Siemens to provide smart grid platform to E.ON in Germany
Germany’s Siemens has revealed that energy provider E.ON will make use of its smart grid platform when introducing new intelligent metering systems in Germany.
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Cyan partners with Ecolibrium on India smart meter push
UK-based technology player Cyan has teamed up with smart grid platform developer Ecolibrium Energy on the development, marketing and deployment of smart metering technology in India.
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Trilliant looks to partnerships with Asian smart grid device makers
Trilliant has launched a new partner program aimed at attracting device makers to its smart grid platform technology.
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Honda joins efforts to spur V2G technology development
Japanese carmaker Honda says it has joined forces with eight other carmakers and 15 utilities to accelerate the development of emerging vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies.
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