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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: June 2017




Smart grids lead to record energy storage in USA




The first quarter of 2017 was the biggest quarter in history for the US energy storage market, according to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s  latest US Energy Storage Monitor.
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DC Water turns to Aclara for smart meter upgrade




DC Water is replacing more than 85,000 meters in homes and some smaller multi-unit buildings with smart infrastructure technology from Massachusetts-based Aclara.
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Powering buildings from EVs improves vehicle battery life




Powering buildings from stored energy in electric vehicles can extend the life of the batteries, according to the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department at the UK’s University of Warwick.
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Indian village receives taste of smart energy




This month, the first 30 households have been connected to a smart mini grid in India and provided with sustainable energy is a pilot project by German company BOS Balance of Storage Systems.
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Repository provides online library of grid models

BetterGrids has opened an online library of grid models developed for the US Department of Energy for free public use by the grid research community.
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Shetland Islands project pioneers smart grid technology




A smart grid and energy storage project on the Shetland Islands has demonstrated the power of renewable energy.
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Western Europe to invest $134bn in smart grid by 2027




Western Europe is to invest $133.7bn in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, according to a study by Notheast Group.
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Honeywell manages smart grid services for smaller US utilities

Honeywell is to provide three power providers in the USA with managed smart grid services for managing technical smart grid networks, and enabling improved electricity service and reliability for their customers.
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Enel and Rosseti partner on Russian smart grid

Italian electricity company Enel has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rosseti, the national operator of energy networks in Russia, for cooperation in smart grid deployment.
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Zain inks smart meter deal in Kuwait




Middle East telecoms company Zain is to develop interconnectivity support of the smart meters project in Kuwait.
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Ingenu Machine Network monitors oil and gas assets in Nigeria

Upland Global Wireless Technology has started deploying Ingenu’s RPMA network to monitor key oil and gas assets in the petroleum-rich region of Nigeria before rolling it out to the rest of the country.
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SkyX develops remote charging station for oil and gas inspection drones




SkyX, a Canadian-based provider of drone technology for the oil and gas industry, has launched its first xStation, a unit that remotely recharges SkyX drones during missions.
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Itron completes $100m takeover of Comverge

Energy technology and services company Itron has completed its acquisition of privately held Comverge by purchasing its parent company Peak Holding for approximately $100m.
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Cyber fears to boost smart grid security market

The global smart grid security market is likely to witness a remarkable rise in the next few years, thanks to the increasing needs for cyber security across the world, according to TMR research.
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