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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: November 2016

 

Huawei carries out smart meter test using NB-IoT
The first electrical energy smart meter using 4.5G NB-IoT communication technology has been successfully tested, says Chinese electronics company Huawei.
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Siemens and Trilliant partner on Mexico smart grid project
Siemens is working with California’s Trilliant to deliver smart energy networks for distributed automation and advanced metering infrastructure for Mexico's Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
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Nissan and Enel work together on vehicle-to-grid technology



Japanese car maker Nissan’s UK-based European R&D facility has become the first in its European network to install vehicle-to-grid technology.
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Silver Spring expands DA programme in Brazil
At this month’s Sendi Brazil conference, Silver Spring Networks and CPFL Energia, Brazil’s largest private-sector electricity company, announced the expansion of its distribution automation (DA) programme.
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Honeywell helps Vietnam petrochemical company improve performance
A subsidiary of PetroVietnam is to use its Honeywell’s IIoT-based connected performance services offering to improve the performance of its manufacturing operations in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam.
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Danish utility rolls out wireless network for meter control
Danish utility Frederiksberg Forsyning is building a wireless network for remote control of energy consumption meters for gas, electricity and heating with help from Sweden-based Eltel.
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Schneider device reduces supply interruptions
At last week’s European Utility Week in Barcelona, Schneider Electric introduced a smart grid automation device to help utilities reduce supply interruptions, optimise network performance and lower operational costs.
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Norwegian meter software start-up raises $5m



Norwegian smart meter software start-up Greenbird Integration Technology has closed a US$5m investment round led by Statkraft Ventures, with participation of ETF Partners.
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SRI leads project to tackle smart grid cyber attacks

Researchers from SRI International are leading a collaborative team to develop technology that can be used by utilities and cyber first responders to restore power to an electric grid that has come under a cyber attack.
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White House launches national EV initiative

The White House and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the establishment of 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors on US highways
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Honeywell: Minnesota smart grid, Enacto energy management
Minnesota electric cooperative Connexus Energy has initiated a $15 million smart grid project with Honeywell. Honeywell has also launched a new software platform for energy services companies designed to allow them to more easily manage and track their customer's energy efficiency programmes
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GE builds fullstream energy business with Baker Hughes merger
GE is creating a 'fullstream' oil and gas services company that will have the company's industrial IoT platform Predix at its core, following the planned merger of its oil and gas businesses with oil and gas services company Baker Hughes
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Edison picks SGS for AMI
Consolidated Edison has awarded a contract to Smart Grid Solutions to install electric smart meters meters and gas smart monitors in New York City, Westchester County and New Jersey
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CPFL expands huge Brazilian Distribution Automation programme
CPFL Energia, Brazil's largest private sector electricity company is expanding its Distribution Automation (DA) programme with San Jose based Silver Spring Networks
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Pedestrians power Las Vegas street lights

Las Vegas has installed a smart street lighting system that is powered by pedestrian footsteps and solar energy
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BuildingIQ validating energy savings
BuildingIQ has launched an IoT based measurement and verification service that enables building owners and operators to automatically measure and verify the effectiveness and impact of energy saving measures
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Infiswift acquires energy analytics firm SRL
Infiswift has acquired electricity power systems data analytics specialist Smart Resources Labs
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