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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: May 2019

 
 
Emerson applies machine learning to optimise wind farms




Emerson has formed an alliance with Vayu to provide automation technology for wind farm energy optimisation in the Americas, Caribbean and Europe. The three-year collaboration combines the applications and networking capabilities of Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimisation technology.
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Johnson Controls wants building managers to donate energy data to DoE




Johnson Controls wants its building management customers to donate their commercial building energy data to the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratories to support its research into building-to-grid integration and sensing and controls.
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Goldcard opts for Semtech LoRa technology in gas meters




Goldcard Smart Group, a Chinese provider of smart public utility products, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa technology into its smart gas meters to help public utility companies improve efficiency and reduce management costs.
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Electrify America mobile app enables smart EV charging




Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has launched a mobile app for Android and iPhone that lets users manage the entire charging session on their phone, increasing convenience for electric vehicle (EV) owners.
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Innowatts closes $18.2m funding round

Innowatts, a Texas-based AI-enabled retail energy technology company, has closed an $18.2m series B funding round. The investment will let it extend the use of its eUtility platform helping regulated utilities, retail energy providers and smart grid operators increase the value of digitalisation.
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V2G charging better value than EV smart charging, says Cenex

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging delivers greater value than standard electric vehicle smart charging, according to Cenex, the UK’s first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies.
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Duke Energy gets green light for North Carolina microgrid




Madison County will soon be home to an innovative microgrid installation after the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Duke Energy's renewable energy project.
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Blockchain could democratise micro-energy market




Households and businesses in the UK that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may soon use blockchain technology to decide where to distribute their extra energy.
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Telia NB-IoT to connect 900,000 electric meters in Sweden

Swedish telco Telia has signed a deal with energy company One Nordic to connect approximately 900,000 electricity meters for Swedish electricity distributor Ellevio. The ten-year-deal is the largest to date using Telia’s recently launched NB-IoT network.
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Toshiba uses IoT to advance virtual power plants




Japanese company Toshiba is advancing virtual power plant (VPP) capabilities with AI and IoT technologies.
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Microsoft partners SitePro to alert oil and gas firms

Microsoft is working with Texas cloud-based software company SitePro to provide real-time data and system alerts to oil and gas operators.
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Tesla helps Green Mountain improve energy delivery




Vermont utility Green Mountain Power is using the Tesla Powerwall to improve energy delivery and provide increased resiliency during outages, while also adding convenience and helping users cut carbon.
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Trilliant upgrades metering on Isle of Man




Manx Utilities is replacing its existing prepayment metering system with a secure open communications platform for the Isle of Man, a self-governing island of the west coast of England. It will use technology from North Carolina-based Trilliant.
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EVgo opens smart EV charging plaza in Sacramento




California's first-ever kerbside high-powered smart charging plaza for electric vehicles has officially opened at Southside Park in Sacramento using technology from Los Angeles-based EVgo.
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Pacific Power deploys smart meters in eastern Oregon




Utility Pacific Power is bringing more efficient and effective smart meters to residential and business customers in eastern Oregon, replacing thousands of aging electric meters throughout the spring and summer.
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