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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: April 2016


Dewa building smart grid ready for World Expo 2020

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is building a smart grid to support the World Expo 2020. The aim is for it to become the first network in the world to provide the entire value chain of generation, transmission and distribution systems to the Expo.
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ComEd says smart grid investment providing tangible benefits

ComEd says its $2.6bn smart grid investment plan is delivering tangible benefits to customers through greater power reliability, energy savings, economic development, community investments and financial assistance.
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Self learning off-grid solar power compensates for cloudy days

A self-learning capability for a solar home system monitors both climatic conditions and historical customer usage patterns to ensure a full night of light, even following cloudy days. Called HomeSmart, it comes from UK company Azuri, and is aimed at off-grid areas such as rural Africa.
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ESB invests €3.3m in Endeco smart energy services

ESB Novusmodus, the clean tech fund of Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board, is to invest €3.3m in Endeco Technologies so its smart energy services division can leverage Endeco’s technology to reduce energy costs for large-scale energy users.
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Azra invests $40m to build 2000 EV charging stations in Canada
 



Over the next 18 months, Azra will invest $40m to install 2000 electric charging stations and deploy the Twizy, Renault’s first 100 per cent electric vehicle, in Canada.
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Double smart meter win in Austria for Iskraemeco

Slovenian smart meter provider Iskraemeco has signed contracts with two Austrian utilities for the deployment of smart metering. The utilities are KNG-Kärnten Netz and Stadtwerke Kapfenberg.
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Bescom picks Mindteck to implement smart grid project

Mindteck is implementing a smart grid project for Indian electricity supplier Bescom’s Chandrapura sub-division. The research-oriented project covers the design and development of a smart energy grid architecture with energy storage.
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Lockheed Martin launches business to focus on energy markets

Lockheed Martin has formed a new energy subsidiary that combines its energy products and technologies Known as Lockheed Martin Energy, it will be headed by vice president Frank Armijo.
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Utrecht to test smart solar charging for electric vehicles



The Dutch city of Utrecht is set to be the testing ground for a solar smart-charge project following an agreement signed between French car maker Renault and its Dutch economic partners Utrecht City Council, Elaad NL and Lombo Xnet.
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Honeywell supplies million smart meters for Dutch roll out

Honeywell has been selected by Enexis for a five-year contract to deliver more than a million smart electricity meters in the Netherlands as part of the country's efforts to meet European Union energy efficiency goals.
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Saudi oil company adopts RFID to track offshore personnel

 

Looking to reduce the risk of an adverse event and be prepared to act efficiently when the need arises, Middle East oil company Saudi Aramco’s Safaniyah Offshore Producing Department (SOfPD) has launched a jack-up barge equipped with a real-time personnel location tracking system.
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California university lab to study electric grid control theory

Engineers from academia and industry will harness the power of control theory to help improve the way electric power grids are operated in San Diego and beyond in a research laboratory that opened last month on the University of California, San Diego, campus.
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Illinois starts water meter trial over ComEd smart grid

Illinois American Water is to test a system that transmits water meter data through ComEd’s smart grid network. This proof-of-concept collaboration aims to leverage an existing digital smart grid network to help it better manage water data, unlocking potential new value for customers.
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Shell saves $1m with IoT infrastructure investment

Shell Nigeria’s pipeline facility has saved over $1m in infrastructure investment by using IoT connectivity supplied by a partnership between California-based Ingenu and Croatian firm Kon?ar Inem.
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Itron first to achieve G3-PLC smart meter certification

Itron has become the first company to achieve G3-PLC certification for its smart meters, receiving certification for its Linky single-phase meters. G3-PLC certification verifies smart meters that use G3 powerline carrier (PLC) communications.
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