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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: March 2020

 
Ericsson helps Teracom offer IoT for electric utilities




Swedish operator Teracom will be able to offer secure and reliable mobile connections, including IoT, for critical infrastructure such as electric and water utilities following a deal with Ericsson.
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Four more renewable projects to power AWS




Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be using renewable energy from four more projects in Australia, Spain, Sweden and the USA as part of Amazon’s commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 on a path to net zero carbon by 2040.
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IMC plans Industrial IoT Online Summit in April

The IoT M2M Council (IMC) – the largest trade group serving the IoT sector, with 25,000 members – has organised a full online conference for industrial users. The Industrial IoT Online Summit will take place from 22 to 23 April 2020.
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Netze deploys LoRaWan from Kerlink and Zenner




French IoT specialist Kerlink and German LoRaWan integrator Zenner have collaborated on a LoRaWan deployment for Netze BW, a distribution network company for electricity, gas and water in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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Mitsubishi terminal helps collect remote meter data




Mitsubishi Electric has developed a battery-powered wireless communication terminal for use in sensor networks to collect gas and water meter data and remotely control sensors in the networks.
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E.On throws weight behind G.hn standard




Energy service provider E.On has joined the HomeGrid Forum as it continues to promote G.hn and develop a widening portfolio including in the smart city and smart grid markets.
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Klein picks Cambridge Pixel for offshore wind farm tracking




New Hampshire sensor technology provider Klein Marine Systems has selected radar and tracking technology from UK firm Cambridge Pixel to protect a Korean offshore wind farm.
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Sepa catalogue lists smart grid test programmes

The US Smart Electric Power Alliance (Sepa) has produced a user-friendly catalogue of smart grid standards that have a supporting test programme.
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More than 16m smart meters deployed in 2Q 2019, says Navigant

Deployments of more than 16 million smart meters were announced in the second half of 2019, according to Navigant Research. The North American market saw the greatest number of new project announcements in the last several months
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Ameren Missouri invests $7.6bn in grid modernisation




Ameren Missouri plans to invest $7.6bn in grid modernisation over the next five years, according to an updated Smart Energy Plan filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission.
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Swedish utility awards Itron smart meter contract




Borås Elnät, an electricity provider in the city of Borås in Västra Götaland County, Sweden, is deploying an IoT network and replacing the utility’s existing meters with 46,000 smart electric meters from US firm Itron.
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EasyReach turns to Semtech for energy monitoring




Indian IoT company EasyReach has developed an energy and use status monitoring system based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol.
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Con Edison employees land energy innovation awards




Two dozen Con Edison employees have received industry awards for findings that will improve electrical service, enhance worker and public safety, and help energy companies fend off cyber attacks.
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Greystone Power upgrades to Sensus smart meter network




Atlanta, Georgia, utility GreyStone Power is upgrading from existing mesh technology to the Sensus FlexNet communications network and provide secure, reliable, real-time usage data to its 120,000 members.
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JPS to invest $100m in grid modernisation

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) plans to invest more than $100m towards the modernisation of the nation’s electricity grid within the next five years, according to chief executive officer Emanuel DaRosa speaking at last month’s Energy Climate Partnership of Americas (ECPA) ministerial meeting in Jamaica.
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Eltel lands €22m Swedish smart meter rollout contract




Vattenfall Eldistribution, one of the largest distribution system operators in Sweden, is paying local company Eltel €22m to replace 236,000 electricity meters with smart meters.
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USDA funds Ohio smart grid expansion

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development programme has awarded more than $60m in low interest loans to three electric co-ops in rural Ohio to invest in electric infrastructure, strengthen reliability and build new service facilities.
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