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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: May 2017

 

Siemens backs smart grid pilot in Rotterdam




A pilot project in Rotterdam aims to connect 20,000 smart homes and distributed energy sources to a smart grid by 2020, using the Siemens DEMS decentralised energy management system.
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Silver Spring expands smart grid deployment in Mexico

Silver Spring Networks is expanding its smart grid programme in Mexico City and adding more deployments in south-east Mexico.
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Eskom and Huawei partner on smart grid initiative




South African utility Eskom announced a smart grid joint innovation initiative with Chinese technology giant Huawei at last week’s African Utility Week in Cape Town.
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Energy companies join forces in blockchain initiative

Energy companies have joined forces with Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity to launch a global blockchain initiative.
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Trilliant service aims to smooth UK smart meter roll out

Trilliant has announced a smart metering system operator managed service for energy retailers.
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Itron to acquire Comverge for $100m

Smart meter company Itron is to acquire privately held demand response firm Comverge by purchasing its parent company, Peak Holding, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $100m.
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Colorado partnership helps oil and gas flowline inspection

Colorado companies Luminent and CartoPac have produced tiered technology and services to help oil and gas companies of any size quickly and efficiently comply with flowline inspection requirements.
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IBM blockchain helps in pilot for integrating renewable energy




German energy storage company Sonnen and Dutch power grid operator Tennet have partnered in a pilot project integrating storage batteries into the power supply system via a blockchain service from IBM.
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ComEd signs MoU to develop energy efficiency programmes

ComEd and Chicago’s Metropolitan Mayors Caucus have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the development of energy efficiency programmes, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar and other infrastructure projects.
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Siemens and Kensington MoU brings cleantech energy to Canada




German technology giant Siemens and Kensington Capital Partners have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of cleantech energy in Canada.
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Dewa creates network of smart power plants




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has transformed all its independently-operating power stations into a network of smart-grid-enabled smart power plants.
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Missouri River utility tracks and monitors energy efficiency

To automate, streamline and scale its regional energy efficiency programmes among municipal utilities, Missouri River Energy Services has tapped EnergyOrbit’s demand side management platform
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Chinese smart energy takeover expands solar power business

To expand its solar energy business, LongiTech Smart Energy, an operator of smart energy cloud platforms in China, has acquired the entire equity interests of Guangshuo New Energy for HK$130m.
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Innowatts platform extends smart meter analytics

Innowatts has launched an integrated and scalable platform for utilities and energy providers to extend the value of smart meter analytics and intelligence.
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Smart grid VC funding trebles in first quarter




Venture capital funding for smart grid companies trebled in the first quarter of this year with $164m in 14 deals compared with $46m in six deals in the final quarter of last year, according to Mercom Capital Group.
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