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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: January 2020

 

AutoGrid and Schneider integrate DERs into smart grids

California-based AutoGrid is working with Schneider Electric to integrate distribution management and distributed energy resources (DERs) into future smart grids.
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Tepco uses Bidgely AI to personalise consumer recommendations




Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is using artificial intelligence (AI) to provide consumers with a breakdown of home energy consumption by appliance category for the first time in Japan. The technology comes from Californian firm Bidgely.
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Esri and OSI provide GIS information to utilities

Californian location intelligence company Esri is working with Open Systems International (OSI) to offer their joint customers in the electric, gas and water utility industries Esri's ArcGIS utility network management as part of a geographic information system (GIS) and OSI's Monarch operational technology.
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Herkimer College opens smart grid laboratory




Herkimer County Community College in New York officially opened its Electrical Technology Smart Grid Lab at a ribbon cutting ceremony this month. The facility is designed to educate and train students in power grid repair and maintenance, preparing them for careers in the utility industry.
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Aclara says smart grid tech can mitigate wildfire risk




Smart grid line sensors and analytics can help electric utilities mitigate wildfire risks, according to Aclara, a St Louis-based supplier of smart infrastructure to electric, gas and water utilities worldwide.
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VC funding falls for smart grid companies, reports Mercom




Global VC venture capital, private equity and corporate venture capital funding for smart grid, battery storage and energy efficiency companies in 2019 was down 18% at $2.3bn compared with $2.8bn raised in 2018, according to Mercom Capital Group.
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Vehicle-to-grid key for EV charging, says F&S




The next generation of electric vehicle charging technologies is set to be dominated by fast-charging, vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid models, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
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IoT pavilion at CES to see explosive growth next year




The IoT Infrastructure Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, organised by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) trade group, will increase by well over 65% for the 2021 event.
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Honeywell acquires Rebellion Photonics




Honeywell has acquired Rebellion Photonics, a Houston-based provider of intelligent, visual gas monitoring systems to increase safety, operational performance, emissions mitigation and compliance in the oil, gas, petrochemical and power industries.
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Enel launches smart EV chargers




Enel X, the Enel Group's energy business line, has launched its latest smart EV charging stations to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and support the decarbonisation of the energy and transportation sectors.
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Indian companies use Semtech LoRa devices for smart metering




Semtech’s LoRa devices are helping reduce energy waste with smarter metering applications as technology from Elmeasure and ClodPi tracks and reports usage data in real time for precise billing and efficient utilities.
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One Nordic picks IsMobile for smart meter rollout




Swedish service provider One Nordic has selected IsMobile as a partner to rollout a million smart meters for two electricity distributors in Sweden.
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Seto awards Eaton $3m to increase solar power use




Eaton has been awarded a $3m grant by the US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (Seto) to pursue research and development initiatives that enable more widespread adoption of solar power and energy storage.
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Voltaic solar powers IoT devices




Voltaic Systems, a designer and manufacturer of remote solar charging products, debuted its first-ever comprehensive battery pack designed for IoT devices at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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UL acquires microgrid software specialist Homer

Illinois-based solar, wind and battery energy company UL has acquired Colorado firm Homer Energy, a specialist in modelling and optimisation software for microgrids.
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FSG and ChargePoint bring EV charging to commerce




FSG Smart Buildings has partnered with the ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging network to provide turnkey EV charging to the commercial market, including system design, installation, commissioning, project management and service from a single source.
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