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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: August 2018

 
Apple shines renewable energy on Illinois and Virginia




Apple is partnering with Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re to develop two wind and solar energy farms in Illinois and Virginia. Spearheaded by Apple, the projects will generate 290MW to the PJM electric grid serving much of the eastern USA, including areas of Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
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HPE builds supercomputer for renewable energy research




Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is building a supercomputer called Eagle for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory  that is more energy efficient and 3.5 times more powerful than its existing system.
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USDA invests $345m to improve rural electricity services

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5m in 20 infrastructure projects to improve rural electric service in 14 states, including implementing smart grid schemes.
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Swytch blockchain helps Korean city save energy

Texas-based Swytch, a blockchain-based clean energy incentive, is working with Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon province in South Korea, to drive economic and environmental sustainability and to reduce carbon emissions in the city.
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Ubitricity EV charging wins New York challenge




German mobility company Ubitricity has won New York City’s Climate Action Challenge with its plan to retrofit existing street lights with charge points for electric vehicles; a first test installation was completed in June.
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Smart meters can help EV owners cut bills, says UK energy minister




Smart meter enabled technology could see electric car owners cut bills and make money, according to UK energy minister Claire Perry during a visit last week to Bristol-based energy supplier Ovo Energy.
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Aeris publishes definitive guide to the IoT




The third edition of a definitive guide to the IoT has been published by Syed Zaeem Hosain, chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) and founder and chief technology officer of California-based IoT company Aeris.
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Enel and Honda partner on smart EV charging




Italian energy company Enel is providing intelligent software for Honda’s electric vehicle charging network in North America.
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EDP uses blockchain to measure energy consumption in Brazil




Energias de Portugal (EDP) has becomes the first in Brazil to use blockchain technology for the measurement and recording of energy consumption and distributed generation from its consumers.
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GE commissions grid monitoring system for India

GE Power has commissioned the first leg of a mega grid-stabilisation project by handing over what will be the world’s largest wide-area monitoring system to Power Grid Corporation of India for the country’s northern grid.
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Centrica invests in EV charging software start-up




Israeli start-up Driivz, which provides end-to-end software for electric vehicle charging, has announced a £9m funding round led by British energy company Centrica and Ombu Group, an investor in advanced industrial technology companies.
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Dominion Energy grid programme paves way for renewables growth in Virginia




Dominion Energy has launched a grid transformation programme, paving way for Virginia's energy future with 3000MW of new solar and wind planned by 2022.
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Oregon Tech to build smart grid laboratory

The WM Keck Foundation has awarded $225,000 to Oregon Institute of Technology to help build a smart grid laboratory at the Klamath Falls campus. The lab will provide undergraduate engineering students a chance to acquire expertise in the fast-evolving power sector.
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Ameren plans five-year grid modernisation programme

Actions by Missouri elected officials and regulators have enabled a $167m rate decrease this summer and an accelerated grid modernisation plan over the next five years.
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STM combines technology to protect smart meters




With industrial-grade longevity that assures availability for ten years, Swiss firm ST Microelectronics has combined a magnetometer and e-compass to provide tamper detection for smart meters.
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IoT visitors at CES show huge increases in key markets




Attendees from key IoT markets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showed dramatic increases over the previous year, according to the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group that organises a pavilion and conference at CES covering IoT infrastructure.
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