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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: June 2020



IMC plans four days of IoT online events

Four days of online IoT conference programming in September and October are being planned by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) for adopters of IoT technology, with topics covering consumer and industrial applications for the IoT.
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Siemens and SparkCognition protect against cyber attacks




Texas-based SparkCognition collaborated with Siemens to develop a cyber-security system that protects endpoint or remote, operational technology assets across the energy value chain by leveraging artificial intelligence.
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Piedmont picks Landis+Gyr for metering update




North Carolina-based electric cooperative Piedmont Electric has selected Landis+Gyr to update its metering system and provide supporting technology for grid management and member engagement.
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Ørsted helps Taiwan university in IoT smart energy research




Danish offshore wind company Ørsted has inaugurated a MW-size energy storage pilot at the National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan to enable research to improve grid efficiency and help the campus become an IoT smart-grid demonstration zone.
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Drax tests smart meter for large companies




UK energy company Drax is working with the Data Communications Company, smart meter maker EDMI and software firm Utiligroup on a smart meter that will give large industrial and commercial businesses greater control of energy use.
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Chubu consults Oracle for smart meter rollout




Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power Grid has rolled out seven million smart meters with Oracle Meter Data Management technology as it seeks to hit ten million connected residential and commercial properties by 2023.
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Seeq expands oil and gas data access to analytics




Industrial IoT analytics firm Seeq has expanded integration with oil and gas plant industrial data. Seattle-based Seeq has announced connectors for Cygnet enterprise scada and WITSML data storage systems.
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Smart meter management to thrive in Europe, says Berg

Managed smart metering services in Europe are set to thrive as utilities seek to increase the value of their smart grid investments, according to market watcher Berg Insight.
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Vodafone integrates energy assets with secure IoT




Energy Web and Vodafone are partnering to improve the integration of renewable and distributed energy assets within power grids using secure IoT connectivity and blockchain technology.
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OOC consortium pilots blockchain on oil and gas field




A consortium of ten oil and gas companies has completed a blockchain pilot to automate produced water haulage from field reading to invoice payment.
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Southern becomes first utility to join cyber defence network




Atlanta-based gas and electric utility Southern Company has become the first partner of an alliance set up to allow US power companies to share vital cyber-threat information and bolster cyber defences.
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National Grid invests in cyber-security firm RiskIQ




British multinational utility company National Grid is investing in California-based RiskIQ so it can bring its attack surface management, threat detection and threat hunting capabilities to critical infrastructure industries.
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Schneider smart meter meets accuracy tests




Schneider Electric has introduced the EasyLogic PM2000 power meter for energy cost management applications in commercial buildings. The meter has Accuracy Class 1.0 as per IEC 62053-21 and Class 0.5S for active energy test clause as per IEC 62053-22.
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Delta partners SJSU to advance renewable energy research




Taiwanese power and thermal management company Delta is collaborating with San Jose State University (SJSU) in Silicon Valley to advance renewable energy research and talent.
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Smart meters fail to change energy habits, say Keele researchers




Smart meters are having little impact on people’s energy usage habits, according to researchers at Keele University in the UK.
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Smart meter installations to take off post Covid-19, says Berg




Despite smart meter installations put on hold due to Covid-19, smart energy meter shipments in Europe are expected to reach a record level of 34.8 million units in 2021, according to Berg Insight.
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Engie and Fiat Chrysler start work on V2G pilot




French energy and mobility company Engie EPS is working with car maker Fiat Chrysler on a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project.
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Wood adopts Honeywell connection for oil and gas operations




Oil and gas support multinational Wood has adopted a connected worker system from Honeywell. Wood is implementing Honeywell's Forge to help improve decision making, productivity and industrial safety.
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Delta builds Taipower’s largest energy storage system




Taiwan Power (Taipower) worked with local company Delta Electronics to build its largest energy storage system as part of a smart grid project at the Xia Xing power station on Kinmen Island.
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Ameren seeks start-ups to boost technology

US power company Ameren is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute's (Epri) Incubatenergy Labs start-up challenge to demonstrate and explore technologies, products and services that have the potential to benefit Ameren's customers.
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SGS smart grid R&D investment tops $25m




The value of research and development (R&D) projects underpinned by Smarter Grid Solutions’ (SGS’s) technology has broken the $25m mark.
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Home energy start-up Span raises $10.2m




Californian start-up Span has raised $10.2m to develop a home electrical panel that can optimise solar, energy storage and electric vehicle charging. The smart panel can increase resiliency with flexibility when the power goes out and real-time energy monitoring.
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LA blockchain renewables project wins $9m grant




A disadvantaged community in Los Angeles has been awarded more than $9m to use blockchain technology to provide affordable renewable energy.
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