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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: July 2018

 

IBM brings IoT to Spanish electricity operator




Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the sole transmission agent and operator of the national electricity system in Spain, has selected IBM Watson IoT technologies as part of its intelligent asset management initiative project.
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Microsoft helps Sun build smart EV charging network in India




Microsoft is helping India’s Sun Mobility build a smart network for its electric vehicle energy infrastructure.
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Apple sets up $300m renewable energy fund for supply chain




Apple and ten of its suppliers are investing nearly $300m over the next four years to connect suppliers in China with renewable energy sources. The money will go into the China Clean Energy Fund.
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Amazon helps Aricent analyse energy sources




Amazon Web Services is working with design and engineering company Aricent to deliver an IoT device management framework with analytics for wind turbines, generators, transformers, solar panels and oil pipelines.
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Linux open source software for energy sector

The Linux Foundation has formed LF Energy with support from French transmission power systems provider RTE and other organisations to use open source software to speed technological innovation and transform the energy mix across the world.
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ARG leverages blockchain to decentralise power grids




Alternative Resource Group (ARG), a US-based energy project development company, wants to provide companies with more control over the power they need by tokenising large energy infrastructure projects.
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Taiwan picks Weightless for smart meter programme




Taiwan is using the Weightless industrial LPWAN to manage the data collection and transmission of 70,000 electricity meters. Local company Ubiik won the advanced metering infrastructure tender and will deploy its Weightless communications suite of data concentrator units, metering modules and head-end software.
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Honeywell securely monitors gas plants




Honeywell has discovered a way to measure the health of gas plants. The connected-plant system securely connects users to metering assets around the world from any web-connected device.
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Chinese smart grid and meter firms opt for LoRa technology




LPWAN provider Lowan is using Semtech LoRa technology for its smart-grid power meters. And fellow Chinese company Suntront Technology is using the same technology for its smart gas and water meters for more advanced coverage and analytics.
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GE modernises electricity supply in Sri Lanka




GE is working with the Ceylon Electricity Board to modernise electricity supply in Sri Lanka with the country’s first centrally integrated control and load forecasting system.
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ChargePont acquires Kisensum to boost fleet offerings




California-based electric vehicle  charging network ChargePoint has acquired smart grid firm Kisensum. The acquisition comes as ChargePoint embarks on its most aggressive period of growth in its ten-year history, deepening its portfolio as the market transitions to fleets and electrification.
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Powerlink uses lidar to survey Queensland power lines




Australian utility Powerlink is to using autonomous-vehicle-style lidar technology to identify maintenance issues and update records on over 3000km of power lines in Queensland.
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Wiener Netze rolls out 1.6m smart meters in Vienna

European energy distribution company Wiener Netze is going to rollout 1.6 million smart meters in Vienna and its surroundings jointly with Siemens as the prime contractor supported by a consortium and technology partners.
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Industry moving to smart metering-as-a-service, says Northeast Group

The global revenue from smart metering-as-a-service is set to top $1bn by 2027 as the industry evolves to a more subscription-based business model, a trend seen in many other industries, according to Northeast Group.
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