Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: December 2016

 

Texas refinery uses Honeywell IoT platform to boost perfomance




Delek Refining is to use a Honeywell’s CPS industrial IoT-based connected performance services to improve the performance of its refinery in Tyler, Texas.
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Noida Power smart grid network goes live in India

One of India’s largest smart grids has gone live using technology from California-based Etap, transforming Noida Power into a smart utility.
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Graz to be site of Austria’s first large-scale smart meter rollout

The first large-scale smart metering rollout in Austria will take place in the city of Graz over the next four years, carried out by Telekom Austria Group M2M
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Keele University to become Europe’s largest smart energy demonstrator




Keele University has secured £15m of investment in a project that will allow the UK university campus to become the largest single, integrated electricity, gas and heat smart energy network demonstrator in Europe.
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WellAware integrates radio and controller for oilfield monitoring

Oilfield data analytics company WellAware has launched an integrated radio and controller for oil and gas producers as well as a global distribution collaboration with Landmark, a provider of exploration and production software.
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ISO approves smart grid control technology standard

The International Standards Organisation has approved a standard that integrates control technologies into the grid to help facilities participate in smart grid networks. The standard was developed by SGIP.
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China stays top of global smart electric meter market

China continued to lead the global smart electric meter market during the third quarter of 2016 with more than 348 million smart meter installations, according to Navigant Research.
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KKR buys Calvin Capital to enter smart meter market

American private equity firm KKR is entering the smart metering market with the purchase of UK firm Calvin Capital from Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments.
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BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW team up on European charging network




BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen will jointly create a high-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations to enable long-range travel for electric vehicles.
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EDF and Stornetic collaborate on smart grid storage

French electricity utility EDF has started a joint project with Stornetic to study and develop advanced smart grid storage.
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Analog Devices adds expertise to Chinese smart grid research




Analog Devices is collaborating with the China Electric Power Research Institute  to improve reliability of smart substations, the nerve centres of modern electrical grids.
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Singapore Power extends Silver Spring network

Singapore Power plans to leverage its advanced metering infrastructure deployment to connect an additional 200,000 electric residential customers to its Silver Spring wireless mesh network platform.
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Honeywell keeps gas flowing through Turkey

Honeywell Process Solutions is providing an integrated control and safety system for the strategically important Tanap trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline in Turkey.
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European project explores V2G for tackling climate change

UK Centre of Excellence Cenex  is to lead a European project investigating how cities can increase energy efficiency and decrease carbon emissions by integrating vehicle-to-grid technology.
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CNRL cuts oil field visits with IoT

Using IoT remote monitoring, a Canadian oil field has reduced inspection visits to its wells by over 85 per cent. The CNRL Sturgeon Field is the first field to report results from an on-site trial of remote oil well monitoring in Canada.
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Canadian university lands $2m grant to protect smart grids




Concordia University has received $2.165m over five years to research cyber security threats to Quebec’s power systems.
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