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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: July 2020

 
 
AWS and Vector form New Zealand energy alliance




Amazon Web Services (AWS) has formed a multi-year strategic alliance with Vector, one of New Zealand’s largest energy companies, to develop the country’s New Energy Platform (NEP).
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Vodafone to go 100% renewable within one year




Vodafone’s European network will be powered by 100% renewable electricity no later than July 2021 and it is using IoT technology to help businesses reduce carbon emissions.
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IoT tech buyers bullish on near-term capex spending

An IMC poll of more than 100 enterprise users and product makers that buy IoT technology shows that those individuals are not allowing the global pandemic to interfere with their investment plans in the second half of 2020 and beyond.
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Schneider builds Egyptian smart grid control centres




Schneider Electric is to build four control centres for Egypt’s national energy grid. The agreement will lead to the creation of a smart grid network that will support the country’s long-term energy needs.
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Grid4C embeds AI into Trilliant smart grid platform




Texas firm Grid4C’s AI-powered technology is being embedded into Trilliant Networks’ smart grid and smart city platform.
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Blackberry QNX controls UK vehicle-to-grid network




The QNX real-time operating system from Canadian firm Blackberry is helping the UK government implement vehicle-to-grid functionality in an electric vehicle charging network.
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Astra plays Chess to mitigate space effects on power grid




Colorado-based Astra aims to achieve a more resilient US power grid by mitigating the impact of space weather.
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Canada invests in Ontario smart grid project




Canada is investing in smart grid technology for a net-zero energy community in London, Ontario.
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Dewa helps households save energy and cut water use




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is providing features to help its customers monitor their electricity and water consumption and choose smart conservation options, without needing to contact Dewa.
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Nicor Gas deploys Sensus smart metering to 2.2m customers




Illinois utility Nicor Gas hopes to complete the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure from North Carolina-based Sensus to all 2.2 million customers this year.
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Accenture and AT&T lay IoT refinery foundations




Accenture and AT&T are helping US energy company Phillips 66 develop a private cellular network that will lay the foundation for future 5G use cases, including support for industrial IoT and low latency applications.
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AWS in coalition to accelerate energy transition




Eleven international companies including Amazon Web Services (AWS) have joined forces to accelerate the energy transition in transport and logistics.
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GE applies AI to gas turbine design




GE researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to improve the design of gas turbine aerodynamic components.
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Siemens spins off energy business




A large majority of Siemens shareholders have voted to approve the spin-off of the company’s energy business to Siemens Energy. This paves the way for the establishment of an independent company focused on the energy sector.
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Enel contests to design power plants of the future




Italian energy company Enel has launched four contests to design the power stations of the future.
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Driivz powers MOL EV charging network




Budapest-based oil and gas company MOL is using technology from Israeli firm Driivz to power its electric-vehicle charging infrastructure in Europe.
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Stackforce and STM increase smart meter flexibility




German embedded technology firm Stackforce is using microcontrollers from ST Microelectronics for its wireless M-Bus software stack that uses the integrated sub-GHz radio and multiple modulation schemes to cut costs and increase flexibility in smart meters.
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