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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: January 2019

 

 
ESB announces first phase of €1.1bn Irish smart meter rollout




Irish utility ESB Networks has announced three major tenders that will pave the way for a €1.1bn programme for upgrading electricity meters to modern smart ready technology.
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Dewa opens smart grid station in Dubai




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has opened a smart grid station in Dubai built in partnership with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco).
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Homer updates grid modelling software

Colorado-based Homer Energy has updated its grid software designed to model distributed energy systems so commercial and industrial users can cut energy costs. The tool for simulating grid-tied solar-plus-storage and other hybrid renewable energy projects has been given more ways to estimate the costs of improving reliability and resilience.
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Volkswagen sets up smart charging subsidiary




German car maker Volkswagen has set up a smart charging and renewable energy subsidiary as part of its sustainable mobility vision. Called Elli – short for Electric Life – it is headquartered in Berlin and will develop products and services connected with energy and charging.
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Epri shows how grids can communicate with DERs

Grid operators can communicate with distributed energy resources (DERs) to enhance the use and value of energy storage and solar generation connected to smart inverters, according to an application note from a collaborative team led by the Electric Power Research Institute (Epri).
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Avista and Duke invest in open source software start-up

Washington-based Avista and Duke Energy have made a joint investment in Californian start-up Open Energy Solutions to develop open source software for grid edge technology.
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Delta shows how IoT can save energy at AHR Expo




Taiwanese power and thermal management company Delta unveiled, at last week’s AHR Expo in Atlanta, a portfolio of IoT-enabled energy-saving products that can enhance operating cost efficiency and tenant comfort in buildings.
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IBM and Adnoc use blockchain to automate oil and gas




The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has collaborated with IBM to pilot a blockchain-based automated system to integrate oil and gas production across the full value chain. The system provides a secure platform for the tracking, validating and execution of transactions at every stage.
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Lemonbeat integrates Semtech LoRa into smart meters




Dortmund-based Lemonbeat has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology into its smart metering products for easier reading and collection of utility usage.
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Ohio utility to invest $576m in grid modernisation

Ohio utility Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) plans to invest $576m in capital projects over the next decade to provide direct customer benefits through a robust, efficient electric grid.
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Trilliant helps Edenorte deploy smart meters




Dominican Republic utility Edenorte is partnering with North Carolina-based smart energy company Trilliant to deploy LPWAN for smart metering.
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MPrest lets Southern modernise grid

Israeli company MPrest is partnering US energy company Southern on grid modernisation and distributed smart energy applications. The project will bring smart grid technology to enhance the resiliency, efficiency and flexibility of Southern's distribution system.
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Peak Power deploys smart battery storage in New York




A battery energy storage system is using artificial intelligence (AI) to lower energy bills and provide utility grid services at the New York headquarters of GHP Realty, a division of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors.
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UK aims to lead in EV smart wireless charging

A UK project aims to demonstrate the financial, operational and technical benefits of smart wireless charging for electric taxis and emergency service vehicles. The WiCET (Wireless Charging for Electric Taxis) project is led by Cenex, the UK centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies.
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IMC picks HPE’s Bregulla as 2019 chairman

Hewlett Packard Enterprise vice president Volkhard Bregulla has been elected 2019 chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He will be joined for the first time by an IMC vice chairman, Sara Brown, VP of marketing with MultiTech Systems.
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