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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: February 2020

 
Itron and Grid4C partner on AI at grid edge




Washington-based technology company Itron is collaborating with Grid4C, a Texas software firm, to embed AI-powered analytics into smart meters at the grid edge.
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Ericsson AI optimises energy consumption




Ericsson has launched AI-powered energy management that leverages artificial intelligence and data analytics to optimise energy consumption across network infrastructure for communications service providers.
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Impa picks Tantalus to deploy smart grids




The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (Impa) has selected smart-grid technology company Tantalus Systems to provide a purpose-built smart-grid offering to its 61 member utilities throughout Indiana and Ohio.
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AEP and Utilidata combine AMI and VVO to save energy




AEP Ohio and Rhode Island-based utility software company Utilidata have integrated two grid modernisation investments – advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and volt-VAR optimisation (VVO) – to increase energy savings and customer benefits.
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UK government awards £21m to smart energy projects




The UK government has awarded £21m to ten smart energy projects across the UK to trial technology that could become a blueprint for greener localised energy generation on the road to net zero.
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ConEd seeks heating ideas from New Yorkers




Energy company Con Edison wants New Yorkers to come up with ideas that will reduce their reliance on natural gas for heating and cooking.
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Researchers generate electricity out of thin air




Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a way to generate electricity out of thin air in what they see as the ultimate in renewable energy. It could be used to power medical and other IoT devices.
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Honeywell and Verizon partner on LTE smart meters




Honeywell and Verizon have joined forces to help utilities speed up and simplify the deployment of LTE-enabled intelligent sensors and controls for the smart electric grid.
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NetOp and Semtech help cities detect abnormal energy use




NetOp is using Semtech’s LoRa devices to detect abnormal energy use in cities. They monitor real-time usage trends to create safer, more efficient smart city grids.
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Centrica builds smart-grid wind turbine in Cornwall




UK energy company Centrica has started work on Cornwall’s first smart grid-connected wind turbine, which will power the equivalent of around 1100 homes and help cut carbon emissions.
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Alliander and LF Energy tackle grid interoperability




The Linux Foundation’s LF Energy coalition has partnered Dutch distribution system operator Alliander to use an IoT platform to tackle interoperability on power grids.
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Nanalysis and Sartec machine learning provides oil analytics




Canadian firm Nanalysis Scientific is working with Italian company Saras Ricerche e Tecnologie (Sartec) to deploy machine-learning algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) software to analyse crude oil in oil refineries.
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Dewa sets record for electricity minutes lost




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has achieved a new world record in electricity customer minutes lost per year and is building a smart grid to improve on this even further.
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Smart grid market to hit $170bn by 2025

The smart grid market is expected to reach nearly $170bn globally by 2025, up from $67bn in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 12.4%, according to market watcher Valuates Reports
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