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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: June 2016



Hitachi poised to attack US smart grid market
Japanese company Hitachi has established an energy division to attack the smart grid market in North America.
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Honeywell smart metering targets natural gas industry



Honeywell has introduced an integrated portfolio of industrial IoT-ready natural gas transmission and data management products for North American gas transmission and distribution users.
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China metering companies embrace LoRa communications
Metering companies in China are adopting LoRa RF wireless technology to scale metering deployments domestically and internationally. Semtech says these companies were some of the early adopters of LoRa technology.
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Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal to invest $8.1bn in smart grid
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal plan to invest $8.1bn in smart grid infrastructure to modernise power sectors, which are struggling due to increasing pressure from rising electricity demand, failure to collect revenue and poor reliability.
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Telit helps Kron bring smart metering to Brazil
Kron Medidores, a provider of automation for about 90 per cent of Brazil’s shopping centres and intelligent buildings, has developed Konect, which is composed of the smart meter hardware and software for managing and monitoring utilities consumption. The company is using Telit’s IoT portal to manage the system.
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CEPRI and OSIsoft collaborate on smart grid project
The China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) and OSIsoft, a California-based operational intelligence company, are collaborating on a smart grid project.
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Kia aids US university with smart grid charging programme



South Korean car maker Kia Motors has expanded its partnership with the University of California Irvine to help develop and demonstrate vehicle-to-grid advanced smart charging software algorithms.
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National Grid rolls out energy control in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
National Grid has introduced its Connected Solutions platform in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, leveraging Earth Networks’ Weatherbug Home technology to let customers connect and manage smart devices and appliances.
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Smart grid transmission equipment sector to grow at 16% CAGR
Increased investments in smart technologies will drive the global smart grid market until 2020, according to market watcher Technavio.
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GE launches Digital Wind Farm software
GE Renewable Energy has introduced a new software applications suite for its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem
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Telit IoT for M2M Engineering’s Advanced Metering
London based IoT developer Telit is collaborating with utility communications specialist M2M Engineering to create secure high-availability communication using cellular, IoT and wireless technologies for the utilities industries.
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IoT home automation could cut energy use 10%
IoT home automation could substantially reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions according to the US Consumer Technology Association
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National Grid launches IoT Energy Platform in MA, RI
Massachusetts based energy utility provider National Grid USA is introducing ConnectedSolutions, a platform that allows customers to connect and manage smart devices and appliances at home or at work, to customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Islands.
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Schneider partners on sensor based energy saving
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is partnering with three sensor and IoT specialist developers to create new technologies for energy reduction and management.
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Capgemini, Siemens develop Building Energy IoT platform
French consulting and outsourcing specialist Capgemini is working with Germany's Siemens Building Technologies Division to implement a cloud based services platform featuring asset management and analytics technology.
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WGL Energy launches mobile energy app in Pennsylvania
The mobile app provides instant access to electricity usage, allowing customers to track, manage and lower energy costs more effectively
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AMP selects Silver Spring for metering programme

American Municipal Power (AMP) has selected Silver Spring Networks for its advanced metering infrastructure programme. AMP is a non-profit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 133 municipal electric utilities in nine states.
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VW research shows electric vehicles can stabilise smart grids




It is technically possible to absorb power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply, according to German car maker Volkswagen’s Inees research project on the intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid.
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Billion and Intraix partner on Singapore energy management project

Billion Electric has joined forces with tech start-up Intraix to help Singapore’s National Environment Agency restrict carbon emission on home appliances through effective intelligent energy management.
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Cyan to buy smart metering software company Connode for £7m

UK wireless mesh network design company Cyan Technology is about to pay nearly £7m to acquire Swedish smart metering software company Connode, subject to shareholder approval this week.
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Brite and Semitech develop SoC that combines PLC and wireless

China-based Brite Semiconductor and Australian company Semitech Semiconductor are jointly developing an industrial M2M system on chip to help transform electricity grids into smart grids.
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US DoE funds four renewable energy projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is to receive $1.38m from the US Department of Energy  to lead four projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund.
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GridPoint helps Chipotle cut energy consumption across US fast-food outlets

The Chipotle fast-food chain has reduced energy consumption by 13 per cent across 127 US outlets using data-driven energy management systems from Virginia-based GridPoint.
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