Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: June 2019

 
Cisco targets rugged IoT at oil refineries




Cisco is introducing rugged networking equipment to bring IoT technology to oil refineries, chemical plants and mines, the company announced at last week’s Cisco Live event in San Diego.
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Snam partners Microsoft on IoT improvements




Italian natural gas utility Snam has signed a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft to develop cloud-based and AI services to improve the development and management of energy networks using the IoT.
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Semtech helps Birdz extend smart meter network




French water metering company Birdz is using LoRa technology from Semtech to extend its network, automate reading operations and improve efficiency.
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EV-to-grid integration could see long-term benefit for utilities

While vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration remains more concept than reality in the USA, it will likely afford economic value to cost-conscious utilities and their ratepayers in the long term, according to a report from Colorado-based CoBank's knowledge exchange division.
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Atos lands $150m deal to serve National Grid with AI

French IT company Atos has won a multi-year US$150m contract to use analytics and AI to deliver digital managed workplace services for National Grid's core business in the UK and north-eastern USA.
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UBC researchers hackproof smart meters




Researchers at Canada’s University Of British Columbia (UBC) have found ways to make smart meters hackproof.
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UK mandates payment for electricity sold back to grid




New solar homes and businesses creating and exporting electricity to the grid will be guaranteed a payment from suppliers under laws bring introduced by the UK government.
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AWS and Inawisdom give Drax insight into energy users
 



UK technology and services company Inawisdom is working with power generator Drax Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide customer insights.
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Utilities test drive Oracle analytics to check EV demand




Utilities are test driving analytics from Californian software company Oracle to manage the influx of electric vehicles. The analytics should help utilities better plan for energy demand as cars move from petrol to the grid.
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Schneider acquires stake in AutoGrid to boost AI adoption

Schneider Electric has invested in AutoGrid, a developer of flexibility management software for the energy industry. The investment makes Schneider a major shareholder in the company and establishes a co-innovation partnership focused on driving AI and machine learning for utilities and commercial and industrial companies.
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Grid4C receives grant to develop smart meter algorithms




Grid4C, a Texas-based AI-powered energy analytics provider, has been awarded a non-dilutive grant by the Israel Innovation Authority for 2019 to accelerate the development and delivery of its algorithms to be embedded inside smart meters.
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Project aims to bring autonomous repair to wind farms




A £4m cross-sector innovation project is set to develop a fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair system for offshore wind farms, which is expected to save the average wind farm approximately £26m over the course of its lifetime.
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World Bank partnership to develop energy storage technology

A global partnership convened by the World Bank Group aims to foster international cooperation to adapt and develop energy storage technology for developing countries
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Navigant and InfraRed joint venture targets energy infrastructure

US consultancy Navigant and UK investment management company InfraRed Capital Partners have launched Compass Energy Platform, a joint venture that provides a platform to help cities and utilities develop and finance local energy infrastructure.
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