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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: May 2020

 
TC Energy migrates applications to AWS




Canadian energy company TC Energy has migrated almost 90 per cent of its corporate and commercial applications, including its SAP platform, to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Centrica integrates Lotus EVs into smart grid




UK energy supplier Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is working with car maker Lotus to develop a model for electric vehicle ownership that integrates future mobility and energy.
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Vision sees Semtech LoRa for smart meters




South Carolina-based IoT utility metering developer Vision Metering has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol into its smart electric meters and meter interface units for water and gas meters.
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GE sensors monitor health of wind blades




General Electric is using sensor technology to track the health of wind turbine blades from factory to the field.
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NES deploys smart grid project in Albania




California-based Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES) has completed the deployment phase of its smart grid project with the Oshee electricity distribution operator in Albania.
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IPL picks Landis+Gyr for metering expansion




Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) has selected Landis+Gyr for advanced metering expansion and an IoT capable network. The contract includes deployment of 350,000 meters, network expansion and managed services.
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HomeGrid Forum lays out smart grid work at IEEE symposium




At last week’s virtual 24th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications (ISPLC), Marcos Martinez, chair of the HomeGrid Forum’s contributions working group, unveiled the forum’s latest work on advancing G.hn for industrial and smart grid applications around the world.
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IoT in energy set for nearly 12% annual growth

The global IoT in energy market is expected to grow from $20.2n in 2020 to $35.2bn by 2025 at a CAGR of 11.8%, according to Markets & Markets.
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IoT helps utilities tackle changing market

The IoT is helping utilities and energy technology providers tackle a changing market across the utility sector globally, according to John Chambers, vice president at Kore Wireless, opening up a panel discussion at last month’s IMC Industrial IoT Online Summit.
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ABB wins $100m deal to strengthen South American grid




ABB has won a $100m framework contract to strengthen South America’s power grid. The Swiss company has signed a five-year contract with Columbia-based utilities company Interconexion Electrica (ISA).
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Chinese smart grid project becomes GSMA 5G network slicing PoC




A 5G smart grid project jointly completed by China Southern Power Grid (CSG), China Mobile and Huawei has become the first official GSMA 5G SA network slicing proof of concept (PoC) case.
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Oxford EVs to form part of integrated smart grid project




The city council of UK university town Oxford has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles that will form part of smart grid project showcasing an integrated approach to decarbonising power, heat and transport across the city.
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Vigil trials vehicle-to-grid intelligent control




The collaborative research project Vigil (VehIcle to Grid Intelligent controL) has met its aim of building and trialling an off-vehicle communication and control platform that will encourage DNOs, building owners and EV and EV infrastructure owners to adopt V2G as part of future networks.
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Accedian and New Context address vehicle-to-grid infrastructure




Canadian cyber-security firm Accedian and New Context, a specialist in digital transformation for infrastructure security, are collaborating on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) infrastructure.
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Smart grid funding up in Q1 2020, say Mercom




Smart grid, energy efficiency and battery storage companies raised $252m in venture capital funding in the first quarter of this year, according to Mercom Capital. This was up 20% on the $210m raised in Q1 2019.
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