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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: February 2016


Siemens and Utilidata combination lets damaged grids automatically reconfigure
German technology giant Siemens is partnering Rhode Island company Utilidata to provide a system that improves grid reliability and distribution efficiency.
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Con Edison plans five-year AMI roll out using Silver Springs and IBM
Utility Con Edison and its subsidiary Orange & Rockland (O&R) plan to connect 3.9 million electric and 1.3 million gas users in New York through the deployment of Silver Spring’s multi-application networking, data and control platform and services from IBM.
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AT&T and Nokia partner to bring LTE to US utilities
AT&T and Nokia are providing an option for US utilities to build a private, highly secure, reliable and high-capacity LTE network. This combines AT&T spectrum with Nokia LTE technology.
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Sigfox expands remote meter reading to Mauritius and French Overseas Territories
Sigfox has announced coverage partnerships with wireless network operators in Mauritius and the French Overseas Territories for remote meter reading and remote energy-use payments.
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Honeywell lands $200m smart metering contract in Tennessee
Honeywell has landed a $200m contract to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in a five-year project for Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW), the largest three-service public utility in the USA, with more than a million utility meters.
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Chinese petroleum company deploys RFID tags to track downhole pipes
Chinese petroleum and chemical corporation Sinopec Shengli Oilfield is using RFID tags in field tests to track the downhole pipes on its onshore oil site, believed to be the first UHF RFID application of its kind in the oil and gas industry.
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Renault teams with Connected Energy to reuse car batteries in smart energy applications
French car maker Renault and UK SME Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life to supply innovative and more affordable vehicle charging systems.
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Trilliant unveils smart grid and smart city communications platform
Trilliant unveiled an updated multi-technology and multi-purpose smart communications platform at last week’s DistribuTech annual smart grid conference and exhibition in Florida. The platform aims to help utilities and cities deliver smart grid and smart city benefits.
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Military technology to detect gas leaks at Saudi Arabia refinery
French company Bertin Technologies is to supply, install and commission a gas leak tracking system, Second Sight, at the Saudi Aramco owned Jazan refinery. This system is said to open up a new era in gas detection methods for the oil and gas industry.
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DOE announces US Grid Modernisation
The United States Department of Energy has announced up to $220 million in new funding for a consortium of DOE national laboratories and partners to support research and development over the next three years to help modernise America's electrical power grid
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Court rules smart meters are safe
The Supreme Court in the US state of Maine has ruled that smart meters are safe, and pose no credible threat to health and safety.
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Sagemcom large scale smart meter roll out for Enexis
French technology firm Sagemcom is to supply Netherlands energy supplier Enexis with LTE smart meters for a large scale roll out in throughout the Netherlands.
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Siemens, NB Power and UNB launch Smart Grid network
Canadian utility New Brunswick Power, the University of New Brunswick and Siemens Canada are collaborating to develop a smart grid ecosystem pilot with the aid of developing technology and implementation, funded with C$8 million in cash and in-kind over next five years in initial phase, with support and funded in part by the Canadian federal and provincial governments.
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ComEd to pilot integrated solar powered microgrid cluster for Chicago
The US Department of Energy has awarded Chicago and Illinois energy provider ComEd $4 million to develop a solar energy and battery powered microgrid in Chicago's Bronzeville neighbourhood.
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CPS Energy and Schneider develop distribution and automation
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is collaborating with Texan electric and gas utility, San Antonio-based CPS Energy to develop a distribution automation strategy to improve system reliability with the aim of supporting greater energy efficiency and quality in Texas.
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Powerhive completes $20M off-grid energy financing round
Berkeley based emerging markets energy technology company Powerhive has completed a $20M Series A financing round to support Powerhive's expansion into new markets in Africa and the Asia Pacific region, as well as continued growth in Kenya where the company has operated rural microgrids since 2012.
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