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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: March 2019

 
ComEd says smart grid reduced effects of harsh winter




Chicago utility ComEd said its smart grid improvements meant fewer people suffered the effects of this year’s harsh winter.
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Europe funds Tata smart grid demonstrator




Indian power distributor Tata Power Delhi Distribution is collaborating with European firms Enedis, Schneider Electric, Odit-e and VaasaETT to implement a smart grid demonstrator, partly funded by a €7.9m grant from the European Commission.
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Honeywell and Wood provide digital services for oil industry




Scottish energy company John Wood Group is using the Honeywell Connected Plant platform to commercialise digital services that help oil refiners make their operations safer, more efficient and more reliable.
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Epri opens smart grid R&D centre in Dublin




The California-based Electric Power Research Institute (Epri) is opening a European research and development centre in Dublin to explore smart grid technology.
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Vestas uses analytics to predict wind energy in Australia




The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is funding a project by Danish renewable energy company Vestas to provide wind energy forecasting to help balance supply and demand. It will use energy analytics from New-York-based Utopus Insights.
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Factore invests in Ferntech microgrid monitor




German company Ferntech has received an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Colorado-based Factore Ventures to fuel the development of the company's microgrid monitoring and control platform.
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Nema report offers grid modernisation advice

A report from the US National Electrical Manufacturers Association (Nema) discusses the value of grid modernisation for users and utilities.
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IoT in energy market to top $100bn by 2027

The IoT market in the energy segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.3% from 2019 to 2027 due to the rising demand for smart grids, according to a report from Absolute Markets Insights.
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Huawei and Acwa agree on big data and AI solar power plan

Huawei and Saudi Arabian utility Acwa Power are working together to develop the global solar power market and apply technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing to PV plant projects.
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Japanese consumers help Opower save utilities 23TWh

Household energy consumers around the globe supported by Oracle Utilities Opower energy efficiency programmes have reached nearly 23TWh in cumulative energy savings. This equates to enough energy to take every household in Osaka off the grid for a year or to charge every personal mobile phone in Japan for 74 years.
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FPL deploys smart switch to reduce power outages




Florida Power & Light (FPL) has become the first energy company in the world to use a piece of smart grid technology known as an automated transformer switch  to prevent and reduce power outages.
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OrionM2M integrates Semtech LoRa into smart meters




OrionM2M, a Kazakhstani developer and manufacturer of LoRaWan-based wireless data transmission systems for the IoT, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa technology into its smart meters to monitor water, gas and electricity usage data, as well as smart lighting enabling the smooth transition from conventional lighting.
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Electrolab wireless IoT suite targets oil and gas




Texas-based Electrolab has announced a suite of wireless radios (nodes) and IoT gateways for the oil and gas market.
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General Motors invests in wind power in Michigan




General Motors plans to use 100% renewable energy for its global technical centre in Warren and its Detroit-based operations at the Renaissance Center following a deal with Detroit-based diversified energy company DTE Energy.
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Platte River study on smart EV charging in Colorado

Enel subsidiary eMotorWerks and Platte River Power Authority are carrying out an electric vehicle charging study in Colorado to develop smart charging services at scale.
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Sungrow reveals PV inverters at Tokyo Smart Grid Expo




Chinese inverter company Sungrow unveiled a PV inverter, turnkey energy storage systems (ESS) and floating PV systems tailored for Japanese solar market at last week’s Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo.
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