Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: September, 2014






 
 

Amazon prepares for smart home push
Ecommerce giant Amazon is said to have begun making contact with developers as it prepares for an assault on the much talked-about smart home opportunity.
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Silver Spring to provide “multi-app” smart grid in Missouri
Smart grid player Silver Spring Networks says it will provide an advanced “multi-application” smart grid for City Utilities of Springfield, a utility serving more than 100,000 customers in southwest Missouri.
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Grid20/20 receives $1.7 million smart grid grant in Ontario
Grid20/20 has been awarded a $1.7 million smart grid grant by Ontario’s Ministry of Energy and flagged plans to demonstrate its technology through projects with two Ontario-based utilities.
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Innovari kicks off demand side management in Argentina
Energy platform developer Innovari has kicked off a demand side management project in Argentina in partnership with Punto Tigre Mall, a shopping center in Buenos Aires.
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Boston University to develop smart city platform for Massachusetts
Boston University has received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a smart city platform aimed at supporting various municipal functions.
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Hawaiian Electric completes initial smart grid installation on Oahu
Hawaiian Electric says it has now completed its initial installation of smart grid technology in select neighborhoods on the island of Oahu.
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Elster plans French facility to support ERDF smart meter rollout
German smart meter player Elster has flagged its involvement in a smart-meter rollout by ERDF, saying it will open a new manufacturing facility in France to support the energy provider.
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Eaton providing demand response technology to PacifiCorp
Power management company Eaton is providing two-way demand response systems and software to PacifiCorp to help cut down on electrical power demand in Utah and increase the reliability of the grid.
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Demand response capacity to increase six-fold by 2023: Navigant
Demand response capacity is expected to increase more than six-fold by 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research, although changes in market rules could entail more risk for demand response resources.
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GE develops new industrial internet services for oil and gas players
GE has flagged its development of several new “industrial internet” solutions for organizations in the oil and gas sector, saying these will help customers to increase productivity and reduce their operating costs.
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French group develops mass electric car charging stations
A consortium of French companies led by construction firm Bouygues has developed an electric car charging system based on old batteries that helps smooth out power demand when dozens of cars simultaneously recharge.
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Itron ships its 50 millionth smart gas module in North America
Smart meter player Itron says it has reached an important milestone by shipping its 50 millionth gas communication module in the North American market.
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GE, Accenture launch intelligent pipeline offering for oil and gas players
GE and Accenture have launched what they call an intelligent pipeline solution designed to provide information about condition and status of machinery to pipeline operators.
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Siemens kicks off IREN2 energy research project in Germany
German technology giant Siemens has kicked off a new energy research project called IREN2 aimed at supporting the changing use of energy resources in the country.
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USDA commits $23 million to smart grids in rural areas
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced plans to invest more than $518 million in improving the delivery of electric power in rural communities across 15 states, with $23 million of the funding earmarked for the rollout of smart grid technologies.
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Eurasia to invest $18.3 billion in smart grids in next ten years: Northeast Group
Cumulative smart grid investment in the Eurasian region will reach $18.3 billion between 2014 and 2024, according to new research from Northeast Group, including investments in advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, wide area measurement, home energy measurement and IT.
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Stem to support grid response services for Hawaiian Electric
Energy technology player Stem says it is working with Hawaiian Electric Company on providing support for grid response services.
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Deutsche Telekom ramps up smart home activities
Deutsche Telekom says drivers of BMW vehicles will soon be able to regulate lights and heating in their homes, while on the road, through use of its QIVICON smart home technology.
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Itron, Landis+Gyr to play major roles in ERDF smart meter rollout
Smart meter developers Itron and Landis+Gyr have flagged their selection to provide devices to France’s ERDF during the first phase of the utility’s Linky project, which will ultimately see 35 million meters upgraded using M2M technology over the next few years.
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Gemalto supplies remote monitoring for Solarkiosk stations
M2M player Gemalto says it is providing connectivity services for Solarkiosk, allowing the company’s solar-powered stations to be monitored remotely.
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Cyan, Innologix to offer managed smart meter services in India
UK-based smart metering player Cyan has signed an agreement with Innologix Consulting for the marketing and deployment of managed smart metering solutions in India.
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CTIA: Taoglas, Iridium launch smart antenna transceiver for oil and gas players
Antenna developer Taoglas has introduced a new smart antenna transceiver to provide connectivity services for oil and gas companies operating in remote environments.
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B&B launches intelligent sensing platform for power-efficient IoT
B&B Electronics has launched an intelligent sensing platform it says will accelerate the development of power-efficient Internet of Things applications in a range of areas.
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Global smart meter shipments to peak in 2023: Navigant
Worldwide shipments of smart meters are expected to peak at 116 million units annually in 2023, according to new data from Navigant Research.
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India to complete first three smart cities by 2019: report
India’s government has taken an important step towards the creation of 100 smart cities, setting a deadline of 2019 for the completion of work on the first three of these hubs along the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, according to a report from the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper.
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ERDF picks smart meter suppliers: report
French electricity provider ERDF is reported to have chosen six suppliers of smart meters for the deployment of the first three million of the new devices, which can help to lower energy costs by showing customers how much energy they are consuming in real time.
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SEI receives funding of $5 million to develop smart grid technology
Chipset developer Smart Energy Instruments (SEI) has received a funding injection of $5 million it says will support its efforts to develop high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids.
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Kapsch partners Star Solutions to promote LTE, CDMA for smart energy
Telecoms player Kapsch CarrierCom has teamed up with Canada’s Star Solutions to develop wireless technologies for European energy suppliers.
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SGaaS revenues to grow to $11.2 billion annually by 2023: Navigant
Revenues from smart-grid-as-a-service solutions (SGaaS) will reach $11.2 billion annually by 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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Sensus releases next-generation smart meter
Tech developer Sensus has released a new version of its smart meter that it says will give utilities more control over energy supply and operations.
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