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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: March 2017

 
Atos and Siemens partner to bring security to US energy sector



Atos and Siemens have expanded their strategic relationship to provide cyber-security for utilities and the oil and gas industry in the USA.
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Oracle offers cloud-based smart grid and IoT device management
Oracle has introduced the ODCS operational device cloud service to let utilities further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a lower cost of ownership.
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Cisco joins UK smart grid research centre
Cisco is putting its weight behind the UK Power Network Demonstration Centre, a facility for research, testing and development of smart grid technologies.
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Hitachi helps smart grid demonstration in Poland



Japanese electronics giant Hitachi is helping implement a smart grid demonstration project in Poland.
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Schneider brings predictive maintenance to Israel Electric



Israel Electric is installing Schneider Electric's predictive asset analytics software, Avantis Prism, to improve reliability, availability and performance.
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New IMC member calls for recycling of IoT devices
The energy sector should look at recycling IoT devices, according to Re-Teck, which optimises reverse supply chain management services for technology, electronics and telecoms. Re-Teck is the latest sustaining member of the IoT M2M Council.
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Smart grid technology becomes museum piece



Smart grid technology has already found its way into a museum. The museum is the Creative Discovery children’s museum in Chattanooga, which has partnered with the local electric power board to create an exhibit about the smart grid.
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NYPA deploys mPrest critical power infrastructure health platform


New York Power Authority (NYPA) is deploying operationally a predictive health analytics applications developed by utility analytics specialist mPrest. The application is designed to enhance New York Power Authority's operational reliability and the cost-effectiveness of its critical asset network
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Schneider energy resiliency at Marines' logistics base


Schneider Electric has won a subcontract to develop smart controls as part of an energy savings performance contract at the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany in the U.S. state of Georgia. The subcontract was awarded by Exelon subsidiary Constellation
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CyPhy, Pilot Thomas, develop drone logistics for oil, gas


CyPhy Works, Inc and oilfield specialist Pilot Thomas Logistics are partnering to provide Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to customers in the oil and gas industry
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India to invest $44.9bn in smart grid infrastructure

India, after a period of significant delays, is on the verge of committing to a projected $44.9 billion investment in smart grid infrastructure over the period 2017-2027
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Sigfox, OleumTech to streamline energy asset monitoring
Sigfox is partnering with energy utility automation systems specialist OleumTech to provide out-of-the-box Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless connectivity
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Eaton, Enlighted connected lighting for smart buildings


Georgia based power management company Eaton is collaborating with IoT specialist Enlighted to accelerate deployment of advanced sensory networks in commercial and industrial buildings.
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Greenvity targets energy savings in next gen smart meters
Greenvity Communications has launched a system-on-chip (SoC) with Wideband Power Line Communication (WB PLC) technology designed to provide high speed, reliable and extended range communication for next-generation smart meter applications
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Tantalus integrates smart street lighting & grid optimisation

Tantalus Systems has delivered Smart Street Lighting, Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) and Voltage Optimisation (VO) for Distribution Grid Optimisation to municipal, regional and government energy providers over its smart grid distributed intelligence platform TUNet
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Siemens enters joint venture to commercialise smart grid research project




Siemens and fellow German company Allgäuer Überlandwerk have formed a joint venture to implement commercially the results from the Irene and Iren2 joint smart grid research projects.
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Spanish field trials prove NB-IoT for gas meter reading




A trial of NB-IoT for a smart gas metering application has been completed in Spain by Swiss wireless module company U-Blox, gas metering firm Pietro Fiorentini, and Terranova, an Italian meter data management software company.
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EU invests €444m in energy infrastructure projects

EU member states have agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest €444m in priority European energy infrastructure projects.
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Honeywell helps Danish retailer reduce energy costs




Honeywell is leading a major energy management project with Coop Denmark, the country's largest retailer of consumer goods, to help reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent by 2020 and achieve mandated carbon reduction goals.
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Tantalus raises $6m to support smart grid ecosystem

Tantalus Systems, a North Carolina-based smart grid service provider for municipal and cooperative utilities, has raised $6m of additional capital from a combination of new investors and existing shareholders.
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InfiNet wirelessly connects Columbian oilfields

Fixed broadband wireless connectivity company InfiNet Wireless has provided a cost-effective way to improve connectivity for Axure Technologies’ network across many oil fields in Colombia.
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Nova Scotia collaboration explores smart grid technologies

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is collaborating with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Innovacorp on a pilot to support smart grid technologies.
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IFS and Marsden bring IoT to oil and gas sector

Swedish enterprise asset specialist IFS is collaborating with US upstream oil and gas technology firm Marsden Group to leverage IFS's IoT business connector with Marsden's discovery environment.
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IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member




Hewlett Packard Enterprise has joined the IoT M2M Council council as a board member. HPE will take a seat on the board of governors of the relatively young trade association.
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