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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: December 2019

 
BP moves European data centres to AWS



Energy giant BP is closing its European mega data centres and migrating all data and 900 key applications hosted there to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a company-wide programme to accelerate the digitisation of its infrastructure and operations.
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Nokia helps Finland smart grid handle renewables



Nokia aims to transform Finland’s nationwide smart grid so it can provide better support for renewable energy. The tech company is installing a mission-critical IP/MPLS network to help Fingrid, Finland’s national transmission system operator, digitalise and automate the management of its national power grid.
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IMC panel at CES to discuss NIST IoT plans



The IoT M2M Council (IMC) will be running a panel at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the news that the IoT has been identified as an area of focus for the US federal Lab to Market process by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).
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Siemens supplies digital twin for Indian power plant



Siemens is to equip Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL), a Bajaj Group company, with digital technology for its power plant in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Innowatts delivers analytics to utility Celsia
Houston-based Innowatts, a specialist in AMI-enabled predictive energy analytics and artificial intelligence, is expanding its partnership with Colombian utility Celsia to deliver more accurate forecasting and analytic tools aimed at lowering costs for users.
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SmartestEnergy acquires Dual Energy
Energy firm SmartestEnergy has acquired fellow UK company energy supplier Dual Energy.
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Vinatech hybrid capacitors target NB-IoT smart meters

Battery-powered smart meters connected with NB-IoT communications are among the main targets for hybrid capacitors developed by South Korean company Vinatech.
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Sigfox gives smart makeover to Japanese gas meters




The Sigfox network is helping 850,000 Nippon Gas (Nicigas) gas meters across Japan get a smart makeover by the end of 2020, thanks to a retrofitted gas meter reader developed by UnaBiz and Soracom.
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Adnoc adopts Honeywell AI and machine learning




The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has selected Honeywell's asset monitoring and predictive analytics to drive improved asset and machinery management across its upstream and downstream operations.
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ABB and Verdigris machine learning predicts power peaks




Swiss engineering firm ABB and Silicon Valley-based Verdigris Technologies have developed machine-learning algorithms to predict unplanned peaks in power consumption and identify strategies to prevent them.
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Adesto aids smart meter pilot in North Africa




Tunisian energy metering company Société Industrielle d'Appareillage et de Matériels Electriques (Siame) is piloting powerline smart meters in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries using technology from Adesto Technologies.
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Analog Devices helps Elgama improve smart meters




Lithuanian electricity meter maker Elgama-Elektronika is using diagnostic technology from Massachusetts-based chip maker Analog Devices to improve remote accuracy monitoring and tamper detection.
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STM adds wireless to powerline chipset




Swiss semiconductor firm ST Microelectronics is combining powerline and wireless communications in its market-proven smart-meter chipset.
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Worley and Arundo establish machine learning hub




Worley and Arundo, a Californian software company, have launched Data Refinery, a hub for applied data science and machine learning in the energy, chemicals and resources industry.
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IMC welcomes iBasis as sustaining member

Massachusetts-based communications provider iBasis has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC's marketing and research platforms.
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