Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: November 2017

 
RTE upgrades French grid with ABB control




French transmission utility RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Électricité) is upgrading its network with an ABB control system and software so its operators can monitor and control the grid more efficiently.
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Intel drones inspect Scottish gas terminal




Intel helped aerial inspection company Cyberhawk use commercial drone technology to inspect a gas terminal in Scotland. Inspection with the Falcon 8+ system is said to have saved $1m to $5m per day in potential production loss during the mission.
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Penn State partners industry on microgrid training




A partnership between Pennsylvania State University and industry is working to advance solar and wind energy through energy storage and microgrid systems education and training.
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Enel picks Autochargers to make EV smart chargers in Canada




Autochargers is to manufacture and resell Enel subsidiary eMotorWerks’ smart-grid electric vehicle charging platform in Canada. This will result in about 100 new manufacturing jobs in Ontario.
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RTI receives $1m to advance smart grid research

Industrial IoT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has been awarded $1m in funding from the US Department of Energy to advance smart grid research and development using the DDS standard.
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Partnership assists utilities moving to smart grids

Concentric Energy Advisors is partnering Modern Grid Partners to provide regulatory guidance and tactical implementation services to help utilities across North America move to smart grid technology.
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Energy coalition calls for technology deployments

A coalition of US energy companies – the Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (Watt) – plans to work with policy makers and utilities on regulatory policies that save consumers money and enable clean energy delivery.
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FPL turns solar plants into wildlife havens




Florida Power & Light (FPL) is working with conservation group Audubon Florida to make its solar power stations a safe habitat for native plants, birds and pollinators such as bumblebees and butterflies.
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Enel acquires EMotorWerks for IoT EV charging platform




Enel has acquired California-based EMotorWerks, a supplier of electric vehicle charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an IoT platform for the smart management of EV charging.
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Schneider uses cloud to secure UPS for IT environments

Schneider Electric has introduced a cloud-enabled uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for distributed IT environments in small and medium sized businesses.
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Kontrol integrates blockchain into energy management

Canadian company Kontrol Technologies is integrating its real-time energy management system, the Kontrol EMS, with blockchain technology.  
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Silver Spring completes network canopy for Dewa

At last month’s Wetex energy technology show in Dubai, Silver Spring Networks announced the completion of the deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa).
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Vector invests in MPrest internet of energy platform




New Zealand electrical and natural gas utility Vector is expanding its internet of energy relationship with MPrest by collaborating on an energy platform and investing in and reselling MPrest software in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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Envision establishes R&D and IoT centre in Singapore

Chinese smart energy company Envision plans to establish a digital hub in Singapore to house its global R&D centre and IoT and smart cities business.
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Argentina pilot aims to improve energy efficiency




A national pilot project in Argentina aims to demonstrate aggregated dynamic capacity management and improve overall energy system efficiency. Argentina utility Epec will host the capacity management technology.
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USDA invests $2.5bn in rural grid upgrades

The US Department of Agriculture is investing $2.5bn in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states.
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GSMA wants mobile operators to attack smart energy market




Mobile operators deploying new mobile IoT networks can benefit from the European connected energy market estimated to be worth US$26bn by 2026, according to the GSMA.
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