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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: February 2017

 

EU €23m smart grid project brings together 20 partners

One of the largest EU research and innovation programmes aims to develop smart grid technologies across Europe. With a budget of €23m, the project brings together 20 industrial partners, including utilities, manufacturers and research centres.
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AEP approved for smart meter roll-out in Ohio

Within four years more than a million electricity users in Ohio will have smart meters following the state’s Public Utilities Commission granting approval to AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, to implement phase two of its GridSmart plan.
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Huawei and Oracle partner on AMI




Chinese electronics giant Huawei and Oracle have agreed to work together on advanced metering infrastructure in an MoU signed this month.
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Grid modernisation helps ComEd hit record performance




ComEd has updated and modernised its electrical grid to improve the reliability of its service, resulting in a record setting performance that is helping power economic development and customer satisfaction.
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Raytheon and Utilidata alliance tackles grid security threats

Raytheon and Utilidata have formed an alliance to help power utilities proactively detect, defend against and respond to cyber threats.
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Eltel installing 1000 smart meters a day in Norway and starts pilot in Denmark




Eltel’s smart metering rollout in Norway has hit the 1000 installation a day mark and it has now started the pilot phase of a rollout in Denmark.
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Ovo buys smart-grid start-up VCharge

UK energy supplier Ovo Energy has acquired US smart-grid start-up VCharge for an undisclosed sum.
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Nokia router lets utilities modernise grids



At this week’s Distributech in San Diego, Nokia introduced a purpose-built LTE and 3G wireless router aimed at modernising distribution networks for utilities, but with applications for other high growth vertical markets such as smart cities.
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Honeywell and Whisker Labs help homeowners reduce energy use
Honeywell is to offer its utility customers intelligent home energy management software to help them maintain electrical grid stability.
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Siemens and Bentley combine on utility digitalisation



Siemens and Bentley Systems have agreed to develop ways to accelerate digitalisation of planning, design and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers.
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Itron and Waison partner on smart meter technology
Washington-based energy technology company Itron has formed a partnership with Wasion Group, an energy measurement instrument, systems and services supplier in China, to develop and deliver OpenWay Riva-enabled electricity meters.
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FPL control centre to act smart during emergencies
Florida Power & Light (FPL) has broken ground on its distribution control centre in West Palm Beach, designed to ensure greater everyday reliability and more efficient communications, collaboration and response during emergency restoration events.
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Black & Veatch tool helps utilities modernise grids
Black & Veatch has introduced a tool aimed at helping utilities deploy large-scale grid modernisation projects.
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QualityLogic offers consulting and testing for smart grid projects
QualityLogic is introducing independent integration consulting and testing services to help implement pilots, demonstrations and full deployments that involve smart grid communications standards.
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Emera invests $6.2m in university smart grid research



Canadian energy company Emera is investing $6.2m in the University of New Brunswick to establish a power research centre for smart grid technologies.
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Utilities turning to smart grid as a service, says Navigant
The global annual smart grid as a service market is expected to reach $6 billion in 2025, according to Navigant Research.
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