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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: June 2018

 
 
 
Samsung targets 100% renewable energy for USA, Europe and China




Samsung Electronics plans to source renewable energy for 100% of the energy used for all its factories, office buildings and operational facilities in the USA, Europe and China by 2020.
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Green light for Nova Scotia Power’s $133m smart meter plan

The Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board (UARB) has approved Nova Scotia Power’s plan to upgrade all its customers to smart meters that will provide detailed and timely information about energy use.
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Swytch pilots blockchain in German renewables market




Texas-based clean energy company Swytch is helping Germany’s Energy2Market (E2M), a specialist in aggregated energy trading throughout Europe, implement a 3.5GW blockchain pilot.
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EDF Energy pays £350,000 for missing smart meter target

EDF Energy is to pay a £350,000 penalty after the UK energy supplier missed its target to install smart meters for its customers in 2017.
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Crow Wing Power implements smart grid platform

Minnesota-based Crow Wing Power will implement TUNet – the Tantalus Utility Network, a multi-application smart grid platform – for its advanced metering infrastructure and integrated demand management capabilities.
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Microchip modem supports multiple PLC protocols




Microchip Technology has introduced a flexible power line communications (PLC) modem that can support multiple standard and proprietary protocols in frequencies up to 500kHz, letting manufacturers address different regulations, markets and operational requirements.
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Verv uses blockchain to reduce energy bills




London-based energy start-up Verv is working with Ocean Protocol to use blockchain technology to create an energy marketplace on its VLux Token energy trading platform.
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Software combines Bluetooth LE and sub-GHz for IoT smart energy devices




Software from Texas-based Silicon Labs lets end users set up and control sub-GHz smart energy, commercial and industrial applications with easy-to-use mobile apps
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Nokia upgrades Chinese state grid optical network




The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is upgrading to an optical transport network using technology from Nokia. The deployment will cover Beijing and Tianjin and will help the SGCC smoothly evolve the transport network from 10Gbit/s to beyond 100Gbit/s.
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Google and Repsol bring big data to Spanish refinery




Spanish energy company Repsol is working with Google Cloud on a project that will use big data and artificial intelligence to optimise management of the Tarragona refinery in Spain.
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Itron provides nationwide smart grid for Jamaica

Itron is to provide a nationwide smart grid for Jamaica that will support up to 670,000 electricity meters.
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Dewa works with start-ups to advance AI and IoT




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has signed MoUs with three start-ups to advance its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), electrical load control and the IoT.
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STM deploys digital security to protect utilities

Swiss semiconductor company ST Microelectronics is using digital security techniques in a single chip to protect utilities against cyber threats.
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Delta unveils energy efficiency range at Computex




At this week’s Computex in Taipei, power and thermal management firm Delta unveiled a range of IoT-based smart green products capable of nurturing energy efficiency in cities.
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Pacific Power rolls out smart meters in Jackson




Oregon utility Pacific Power is bringing more efficient and effective smart meters to residents and businesses of Jackson County, replacing thousands of aging electric meters throughout the summer months.
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