Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: January 2017

 
 
Entergy picks Accenture for Advanced Metering Solution
New Orleans based energy provider Entergy Services has selected Accenture to provide an advanced metering solution to enhance Entergy's grid reliability and customer service with digital technologies
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ChargePoint announces express EV platform
ChargePoint has announced an "ultra-fast" DC charging soltion for electric cars, buses and trucks. ChargePoint Express Plus can charge up to eight times faster than today's mainstream fast chargers. The company says that platform can add hundreds of miles of range in under 15 minutes
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Vivint Smart Home, Vivint Solar partner on smart home energy
Smart home services provider Vivint Smart Home and residential solar provider Vivint Solar are partnering to offer a unified solution to allow customers to manage intelligently both the generation and consumption of energy in the home.
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Unilectric introduces smart home energy controller
Energy management and controls firm Unilectric has launched a home automation product, the Unilectric Energy Controller (UEC). Employing circuit-level digital instrumentation, the UEC is designed to manage the electrical network to drive a cloud-based solution for energy management, safety, and security
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Schneider Electric partners Arcadia Power on smart thermostats
Massachusetts based energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is partnering energy-as-a-service provider Arcadia Power to provide its US customers with Schneider Electric's Wiser Air WiFi Smart Thermostats at no upfront cost.
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Aclara buys Apex smart grid division
St Louis based smart infrastructure tech provider Aclara Technologies has bought the Smart Grid Solutions (SGS) division of Apex CoVantage. The transaction includes the ProField mobile workforce management technology used for smart grid deployments as well as the Smart Grid Professional Services business comprising utility field services and consulting.
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Narada completes first commercialised Chinese ESS
Hangzhou, China based Narada Power Source Co., Ltd has completed installation of the first commercialised energy storage system (ESS) in China. The first phase of the installation has completed with a 1.5MW/12MWh storage system.
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Honeywell, Aereon to develop IIoT for for oil and gas production
Emissions control specialist Aereon and Houston based automation specialist Honeywell are collaborating to develop new solutions to help customers in the oil and gas sectors boost the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations by leveraging Honeywell's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem.
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Schneider enters Smart Home energy market with CURB partnership
CURB is partnering with energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric to embed its intelligent home energy solutions in Schneider's Square D smart load centres. The partnership creates all-in-one smart electric panels, and by-passes the separate need to hire a qualified electrician to install a smart energy monitor.
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E.ON creates EV charging unit, invests in Kite Power
German electricity supply company E.ON has created a new unit to push the development of electric vehicle charging across Europe. In a separate move, the company has also invested in British off-shore airborne wind power start-up, Kite Power Solutions.
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Ford pilots EV wireless charging
Ford Motor has announced a major electric vehicle push, with a range of new EV vehicle launches, a new plant in Michigan to manufacture EVs, and is piloting wireless technology for recharging electric vehicles.
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Honeywell, Dover collaborate on industrial energy efficiency
Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation are collaborating to develop services and technologies to help industrial energy customers improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations.
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GM, WiTricity testing Wireless EV Charging
Witricity is working with General Motors to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles. If successful, the technology could transform the utility and commercial acceptance of electric vehicles, and accelerate their uptake, particularly in cities
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DoD picks Xerox PARC peel-and-stick RFID sensors for building efficiency
Xerox PARC is developing a range of peel and stick RFID sensors for the US Department of Energy. The aim is to develop a range of cheap, low energy sensors that can help reduce energy use in buildings and increase safety.
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Egypt smart meter pilot
The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity is reviewing bids for a tender for 250,000 smart electricity meters.
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