Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: July 2016

 

BCIT and Siemens collaborate on smart grid cyber security



The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Siemens are to collaborate on smart grid cyber security and microgrid research opportunities.
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Hawaiian Electric and NextEra scrap merger plans
Florida-based NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries have scrapped their plans to merge following the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission's order to dismiss the companies' merger application. 
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Trimble helps gas utilities collect and control data
California company Trimble can help natural gas utilities use data with its cloud-based GasOps integrated mobile asset data collector.
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Interactive energy could be answer to Panama’s demand growth
Interactive energy platform (IEP) developer Innovari and Panamanian utility Ensa went live this month with a 1MW IEP project, with plans for long-term expansion that will help the utility improve system utilisation and meet growing energy demands.
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Swedish utility plans three-year roll-out of smart meters
Swedish utility Västerbergslagens Elnät has ordered 27,000 intelligent electricity meters over the next three years from Danish company Kamstrup with the aim of improving energy efficiency.
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Energyworx raises €1m to accelerate growth and open US office
Dutch SaaS-based energy data management and intelligence company Energyworx has raised €1m Series A funding led by venture capital firm HenQ.
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Web tool calculates effects of smart-grid deployments



A tool developed at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) can calculate emission impact and energy benefits from smart-grid deployments.
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Smart grid sector sees doubling of venture capital funding

Venture capital funding including private equity and corporate venture capital for smart grid companies doubled in the second quarter of this year with $222m in 15 deals compared with $110m in 14 deals in the first quarter, according to Mercom Capital Group.
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PG&E pilots smarter grid demonstrations
California's Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is partnering with GE on a number of smart grid pilot projects that aim to develop further the integration of distributed energy resources, such as solar and battery storage.
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Could IoT save coal power
A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that Internet of Things technology could create a huge new market for coal.
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India opens first smart grid tenders
India is about to issue tenders for the first smart grid project in the country.
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Anglian Water picks Arqiva for smart water metering
UK based water supplier Anglian Water has chosen Canadian firm Macquerie subsidiary Arqiva to deliver and monitor a smart water metering fixed network trial
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SIGFOX emphasises energy efficiency in Singapore
SIGFOX has partnered with energy supplier ENGIE to deploy the SIGFOX network in Singapore, in a move that is likely to push energy efficiency and energy management to the fore.
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Adara, SUS partner to build smart distributed energy storage
The aim is to develop a platform to off-set peak requirements and improve grid resilience
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