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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: July 2017



Huawei starts NB-IoT smart meter pilot in Portugal




An pilot project using electrical energy smart meters and NB-IoT communications has started in Lisbon. China-based Huawei has developed the NB-IoT smart meters in partnership with Janz CE and U-Blox.
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Tepco and Via project sees big data predict power problems




Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Via Science have started a project using artificial intelligence and big data to improve maintenance of power lines by predicting problems in the lines before they happen.
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Innogy brings smart EV charging to USA




German energy company Innogy SE is bringing smart technology to the American electric vehicle charging market through a subsidiary in California.
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Nextracker uses IoT to improve solar plant performance




California-based Nextracker has developed an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system for solar power plants.
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Aggreko acquires Younicos for £40m




Scottish power generation equipment supplier Aggreko has acquired Younicos, a German developer of integrated energy systems based on battery storage, for £40m.
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Enexis and Sagemcom start Dutch smart meter rollout




This month, Enexis Netbeheer started a large-scale rollout of smart electricity meters in the Netherlands using the Sagemcom ESMR5 technology with mobile LTE Cat One communications.
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Smart transformers point way to future smart grids




Using complex computational models, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that smart solid-state transformers could be used to make a stable, reliable smart grid.
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Pole-mounted pilot improving energy storage in Toronto




A pole-mounted energy storage system in Toronto's North York neighbourhood is showing positive results in the early stages of a pilot programme.
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Southern and AMS partner on distributed energy




Southern Company subsidiary PowerSecure has announced a strategic alliance with Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) to develop and deploy behind-the-meter distributed energy resources across the USA.
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US DoE chips in $7.5m to Indian smart grid project




The US Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded $7.5m to a five-year project that will help advance the development of the power grid in India.
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Chattanooga utility puts smart grid in mobile app




With the threat of strong storms again affecting the Chattanooga area, EPB has introduce a mobile phone app the utility says will put the smart grid in the palms of its customers’ hands.
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Italy to start second-generation smart meter rollout

Italy is planning to deploy its second-generation smart meters in 32 million households and businesses in Italy, replacing the current first generation meters.
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Heliene gets $1.45m to diversify into smart grid market




Canadian solar photovoltaic module maker Heliene is to receive $1.45m government funding to accelerate diversification through proprietary smart grid technology.
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Euro bodies joins forces to protect grids from cyber attacks

The European Network for Cyber Security and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity have signed an MoU to develop cyber security regulation, practices and standards for electricity transmission.
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Sagewell starts EV peak load reduction programme




Sagewell has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources o work with Massachusetts municipal utilities to launch an electric vehicle peak load reduction programme.
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Silver Spring brings advanced metering to Grant County




Silver Spring Networks has been selected for an advanced metering programme with Grant County Public Utility District public power corporation in central Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
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