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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: April 2019

 
AWS adds three renewable energy projects




Amazon has announced three more renewable energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy.
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Duke Energy proposes smart EV charging for North Carolina




As part of its commitment to build a cleaner and smarter North Carolina, Duke Energy is proposing what it believes is the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure ever in the south-east USA – a $76m initiative to spur EV adoption across the state.
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USDA invests $485m to upgrade rural electricity

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $485m to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1m for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security.
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SSE pays £700,000 for missing smart meter target




UK energy regulator Ofgem has fined Scottish energy company SSE £700,000 after it missed its target to install smart gas meters for customers in 2018.
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Trimble aids Aibel in Norwegian oil field




Norwegian service company Aibel has selected Trimble's Tekla Structures building information modelling software for the Johan Sverdrup P2 oil field construction project.
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Azelio and JD Aviation sign MoU on sustainable energy in Pakistan




Swedish sustainable energy company Azelio has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistani company JD Aviation for a reliable and smart electricity supply in Pakistan.
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Consortium to build smart grid for new Philippines city




Japanese trading house Marubeni is leading a consortium building a smart electricity grid on a former US air base in the Philippines.
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Wireless IoT devices in oil and gas industry to hit 1.9m by 2023

The installed base of wireless IoT devices in the oil and gas industry reached 1.3 million in 2018, according to analyst firm Berg Insight. Growing at a CAGR of 6.8 per cent, this number is expected to reach 1.9 million units by 2023.
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Ellevio, One Nordic and Sagemcom agree Swedish meter roll-out




Ellevio, one of Sweden’s largest electricity distribution companies, Malmö-based One Nordic and French technology giant Sagemcom have signed a partnership to supply smart electricity meters to almost one million users in Sweden.
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Huawei brings smart power to Japanese solar farm




Huawei is bringing smart solar power to Thai Solar Energy for a major solar farm in Japan, the companies agreed at a signing ceremony in Bangkok last month.
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Arm and EDMI partner to secure smart metering




Singapore-based EDMI is partnering with chip designer Arm to increase the power and security of its smart metering products.
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Jaguar allows smart EV charging for employees




In what is believed to be the largest single installation of its kind in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover has installed 166 smart charging outlets for electric vehicles at its Gaydon engineering centre.
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Axiom takes Leap to unlock grid services




To generate benefits for grocery stores and cold storage facilities, Axiom Exergy is working with fellow Californian company Leap to unlock grid services revenue for its customers, including three Whole Foods Market facilities in northern California.
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Ignore the problems, UK smart meter roll-out is “phenomenal”




Despite well-publicised problems, the UK’s smart meter deployment was described as phenomenal and potentially life changing by Teneille Humphris (pictured), smart metering policy manager for Smart Energy GB, speaking at last week’s Smart Home for Connected & Assisted Living event.
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Noodoe operating system organises smart EV charging




At last month’s Tokyo Motorcycle Show, Noodoe introduced Noodoe EV OS, a cloud operating system that orchestrates the operation of smart EV charging stations.
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Call for mechanisms to support off-grid connectivity in Africa

Energy stakeholders attending last month’s Energy Access Investment Forum have called for a restructuring of the financing mechanisms enabling the development of off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa.
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