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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: July 2019

 
PGE launches smart grid test bed project




Portland General Electric (PGE) has launched a smart grid test bed. The project aims to integrate smart grid technology to create a clean energy future by partnering with customers in entirely new ways to decarbonise the grid.
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Hannover Messe teams with IMC for focus on IIoT infrastructure




Hannover Messe, the world’s largest manufacturing exhibition, has struck a cooperation agreement with the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest industry group serving the IoT sector, exclusively to cooperate on new exhibitors and conference content.
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Europe harmonises smart meter security standards




ENCS, the European Network for Cyber Security, and EDSO, the European Distribution System Operators’ association, have launched cyber-security baseline requirements for smart meters and data concentrators.
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Schneider and Edmundson open smart charging training centres




Schneider Electric has collaborated with Edmundson Electrical to open four electric vehicle (EV) centres of excellence in the UK to develop expertise around smart, interoperable EV charging system to support contractors in meeting growing EV infrastructure and energy demands.
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Canada invests in smart grid to create net-zero community

The Canadian government is investing $2.9m in a smart grid project in Parry Sound, Ontario, that will let it generate as much energy as it consumes, making it one of the country’s first net-zero communities.
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EDMI aids CLP with Hong Kong smart meter rollout




Singapore-based EDMI is providing smart meters to CLP Power as part of its smart meter rollout in Hong Kong.
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Blockchain start-up plans to transform energy plants




Blockchain start-up NewX Energy aims to create a tokenised economy that transforms traditional electricity plants into multi-service providers that can support smart homes and provide financial and other services to smart cities. The venture is led by Christien New (pictured), chairman of Bintan Power Plant in south-east Asia.
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Nimbelink joins IMC to access IoT buyers




Nimbelink, a provider of turnkey products for asset tracking and other applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – with 25,000 members the largest trade group serving the internet of things technology sector – for better access to OEMs and enterprise users that deploy the technology.
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NES lands Linz Netz smart meter contract




Austrian utility Linz Netz has selected California-based Networked Energy Services (NES) to expand its smart meter infrastructure. The order is for over 80,000 single and poly-phase smart meters and supporting communications infrastructure and software, with an optional extension of 60,000 meters, to be delivered over four years.
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OATI uses LoRa to connect Flora meters




The city of Flora in Illinois has chosen Minnesota-based OATI’s AMIoT LoRa-based advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to assist with revamping its metering system. This should give Flora up-to-the-minute metering and smart technology to serve residents.
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EnerNex helps USTDA support Côte d’Ivoire smart grid project




Tennessee energy consultancy EnerNex has been awarded a US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA)-funded smart grid study project contract to support Côte d’Ivoire Énergies (CI-Energies) in improvements to the Côte d’Ivoire grid.
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Bidgely AI saves energy for Rocky Mountain Power




Utah-based Rocky Mountain Power has achieved over 41GWh energy savings with artificial intelligence (AI) home energy reporting from California-based Bidgely. The energy reporting is said to be driving savings for non-smart meter customers at nearly 25% less cost than traditional home energy reports.
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Australia and China researchers join forces to balance energy demand

Universities in Australia and China are working on technology to even out demand for electricity at a new research centre, the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Energy Informatics & Demand Response Technologies.
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Greenbird supports 1.2 million smart meters in Taiwan




Norwegian software company Greenbird Integration Technology is taking part in a large-scale project that will implement and integrate smart metering IT infrastructure to support the rollout of smart meters to initially 1.2 million homes across Taiwan.
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India to take centre stage in smart meter rollouts, says Berg

China, India, Japan and South Korea are set to surpass one billion installed smart electricity meters in 2025, according to IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, which also predicts the installed base of smart electricity meters in North America to grow at a CAGR of eight per cent between 2018 and 2024 to reach 142.8 million
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