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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: February 2019

 
Oracle expands network management for utilities




The expanded Oracle Utilities NMS network management system includes a distributed energy resource management module that lets utilities monitor situations in real time and proactively optimise their broader network in concert with the explosion of emerging energy resources.
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IBM deploys cloud for Smart Energy Water

Smart Energy Water, a California-based energy and water cloud platform provider serving over 150 utilities worldwide, has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to leverage the IBM Cloud over the next five years.
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Sierra Wireless develops platform for smart grids

At this month’s Distributech in New Orleans, Canadian company Sierra Wireless, Duke Energy and Open Energy Solutions announced they had developed an intelligent edge platform to run more complex, centrally managed and containerised edge applications for more resilient, efficient and secure smart grids.
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Ameren Missouri announces $5.3bn plan to modernise grid




Ameren Missouri has announced the largest infrastructure upgrade plan in the company's history. The $5.3bn Smart Energy Plan includes more than 2000 electric projects over the next five years that will modernise the energy grid and enhance how customers receive and consume electricity.
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State Grid opts for RealWear wearable for HV workers




China’s State Grid, the world’s largest utility, is boosting worker safety compliance and productivity for high-voltage live-line maintenance using an Android head-mounted hands-free wearable computer from Vancouver-based RealWear.
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Sri Lanka to deploy smart grid for prepaid electricity




An IoT-enabled smart grid will introduce prepaid electricity metering to Sri Lanka through a consortium of Sri Lanka connectivity provider Dialog Axiata, Lanka Electricity Company and the Ministry of Power & Renewable Energy.
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Watchtower around to increase grid safety

DC Systems, a provider of intelligent energy management software for power systems and grid-operators, has announced Watchtower to bring increased safety and resilience to energy operations during periods of high fire risk and other dangerous weather conditions.
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Kitu brings smart EV charging into homes




Smart EV charging features such as access control, payment services and/or load management are increasingly common at work, retail destinations and public charging facilities. Now, Kitu Systems aims to bring smart charging benefits into homes with monitoring and management capabilities.
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Google goes renewable for Taiwan data centre




Google has signed a long-term agreement to purchase the output of a 10MW solar array, part of a larger solar farm, in Tainan City, Taiwan, to power its local data centre.
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ABB supports Ameren Illinois grid modernisation programme




Ameren Illinois’ multi-million dollar modernisation of the energy delivery infrastructure across its service territory in Illinois is being supported by software from Swedish technology company ABB.
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Dewa and Saudi Aramco sign smart-grid MoU




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco to cooperate on energy, research and development, and smart grids, as well as exchange experiences and best practices.
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Siemens lands $36m federal funding for Canadian energy project




Siemens, New Brunswick Power and Nova Scotia Power have landed $35.66m in federal funding for a joint pilot project aimed at analysing challenges and opportunities posed by Canada's energy transition.
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Oracle helps utilities engage with solar power users

Software giant Oracle has introduced cloud services to help utilities engage their customers at the grid edge.
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Toronto University to use microgrid for EV charging research

Australian professional services firm WorleyParsons is set to install an entirely DC smart microgrid at the University of Toronto to reduce energy costs and aid in research into electric vehicle charging.
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Connected Kerb rolls out smart EV charging in London




Connected Kerb is working with Virgin Media and National Grid to deploy public kerbside charging and smart connectivity infrastructure for electric vehicles in the borough of Southwark in south-east London.
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