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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: April 2017



Schneider and Microsoft team up on open IoT applications

Schneider Electric has teamed with Microsoft to accelerate development of open IoT applications for smart grid and other users.
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IBM and Flotek use machine learning to aid oil and gas industry




IBM and Flotek Industries have signed a global agreement to develop cognitive reservoir performance for the oil and gas industry.
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Alabama Power explores energy use in smart neighbourhood project

Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to create a community of 62 homes that will feature emerging energy-efficient technologies, materials and appliances, and a community-scale power system.
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Butano 24 integrates Semtech LoRa into gas measuring sensor




Butano 24, a Spanish company delivering IoT devices that provide data to energy and utility companies, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa RF technology in its gas level measurement application to monitor tank levels intelligently.
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Cuculus and Elvaco extend scope of smart metering

German company Cuculus and Sweden’s Elvaco have teamed up to make smart water and district heating meters as smart as electricity meters.
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Webasto and eMotorWerks partner on EV charging




California-based eMotorWerks is teaming up with German automotive supplier Webasto to launch EV charging systems tailored for automotive manufacturers and their dealer networks.
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Smart meters market to hit $20bn by 2022

The smart meters market is projected to reach nearly $20bn by 2022, at a CAGR of more than nine per cent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report from Reports & Reports.
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Smart grid helps ComEd halve service interruptions




ComEd has reduced the frequency and duration of service interruptions by 44 and 48 per cent, respectively, due to its smart grid programme.
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Dubai smart grid opts for Silver Spring communications




Silver Spring Networks is to establish a communications platform for the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority based on an IPv6 multi-application RF mesh canopy.
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Schneider helps Philippines utility optimise grid




The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has expanded its Schneider Electric enterprise data management system to optimise grid operations.
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Start-up drones inspect pipelines for oil and gas industry




Canadian start-up SkyX has developed unmanned aerial vehicles to service the oil and gas industry.
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Microgrid optimisation software set for Hannover Messe launch




At Hannover Messe, RTSoft will present the Amigo microgrid optimisation, vendor-independent and scalable network management software for the automatic control of individual microgrids.
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Trimble adds IoT sensor support to smart water software




Trimble has added wireless monitoring and IoT sensor support to its smart water management software.
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WebNMS and EML partner to bring energy efficiency to east Africa

WebNMS and Energy Monitoring Ltd (EML) have partnered to develop end-to-end IoT applications to control and manage energy operations in remote industrial assets in east Africa.
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