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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: November 2015

 

Aclara buys GE electricity meter business

Aclara Technologies is buying GE’s electricity meter business for an undisclosed sum. The purchase includes more than 300 employees along with GE Meters' global headquarters in New Hampshire, a satellite manufacturing facility in Chicago and a centre of excellence in Spain.
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E.On made to pay £7m over UK smart meter delays

UK energy regulator Ofgem has made energy supplier E.On pay £7m to the Carbon Trust for its failure to supply enough smart meters to business users.
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French water utility and Glen Canyon take Sigfox to heart

Sogedo, France’s fourth-largest water-distribution company, is to implement an array of service innovations over the Sigfox IoT network. And California-based Glen Canyon plans to connect a million meters to the Sigfox network in the coming year.
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Honeywell helping Iraq oil refinery automate control

Honeywell will provide process technology and advanced automation controls to Iraq’s Karbala refinery, now under construction in Karbala Province, about 120km south of Baghdad.
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Trilliant acquires Ingenu’s smart grid business

Smart communications platform company Trilliant is buying connectivity company Ingenu’s smart grid applications business.
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Eltel signs €20m deal for Danish meter roll out

A €20m contract for the largest smart meter rollout in Denmark so far has been issued to Eltel by Kamstrup and Dong Energy.
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Itron picks Sierra Wireless for Italian smart gas meters

Washington-based Itron has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime HL modules to enable cellular connectivity in its latest line of smart gas meters. The point-to-point residential meters will begin shipping later this quarter.
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Six of the best form council to tackle energy in Hawaii

Six organisations have joined forces to create the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii (Derc Hawaii), representing distributed energy and smart grid technologies as the state works to achieve 100 per cent renewable generation by 2045.
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Salzburg starts smart meter deployment using Ericsson back end

The city and federal state of Salzburg, Austria, is planning to install 470,000 smart meters, along with systems integration and support services using an IT back end from Swedish company Ericsson.
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Semtech and Waison partner in China powerline communications deployment

China Southern Power Grid is rolling out a powerline communications advanced metering infrastructure using technology from a collaboration between Chinese company Waison and California-based Semtech.
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Telit lands $220m deal to provide IoT modules for UK smart meter project

Telit has secured a six-year supply commitment valued at approximately US$220m as one of the technology providers for the GB SMIP, the UK’s £11.3bn smart metering infrastructure project.
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Kepco enters Middle East market with smart grid contract from Dewa

Korea Electric Power (Kepco) has entered the Middle East market with a contract to build a smart grid station for the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa). The station will be built in Ruwayyah and will be a modular concept that connects smart grids to smart buildings.
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Iskraemeco picks Sierra Wireless for Dutch smart meter deployment

Slovenian advanced metering management provider Iskraemeco has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime HL embedded modules to enable cellular connectivity in smart metering deployments worldwide, including a smart metering project that will begin in the Netherlands next year.
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N-Dimension demonstrates cyber-security technology at Burlington Hydro

Canadian company N-Dimension has demonstrated how its cyber-security technology can protect smart grids at electric utility Burlington Hydro with funding from the Ontario Smart Grid Project.
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Wi-Sun adds 870-976MHz support to boost European smart utility deployments

The Wi-Sun Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of field area networking and the IoT, has announced support for the 870 to 876MHz frequency band in Europe.
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Devolo plans expansion into Irish smart grid market

German powerline communications company Devolo is expanding into the Irish energy market, where the government plans to install 2.2 million smart meters in all households and SMEs by 2020.
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Tonga Power to roll out smart meters on Tongatapu next year

Tonga Power is to begin deploying smart meters to more than 15,000 customers on Tongatapu next year, focusing primarily on customers that are vulnerable to financial constraints with the option for prepayment of their electricity.
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Rodan Energy buys Energent to add analytics to smart grids

Rodan Energy, Canada’s largest independent demand response and smart grid provider, has acquired Energent, a North American energy management information systems provider that enables organisations to understand, change and manage their energy usage.
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Microsemi embedded software helps synchronise smart grids

Microsemi has announced its first complete power profile-compliant embedded software to address increased industry demand for synchronisation of smart grids and synchrophasors in the power industry.
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