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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: October 2017

 

E.On powers Swedish village with renewable energy




E.On is bringing the small village of Simris in Sweden 100 per cent renewable energy for the approximately 140 households using wind turbines and photovoltaic panels, supported by a battery system with 800kW capacity.
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Honeywell wins Dubai smart meter contract




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority has appointed Honeywell to help deliver a first-of-its-kind smart energy project in the Middle East, which will see Honeywell provide 150,000 smart meters.
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Mandalay and Sonnen community could be blueprint for future energy grids




At this month’s Energy & Environmental Building Alliance conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Mandalay Homes and Sonnen announced a partnership to build clean energy communities in Arizona, establishing a blueprint for the electricity grid of the future.
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Shell buys NewMotion to boost EV charging portfolio




Oil and gas giant Shell is to buy NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging providers, in a deal that will enable both companies to accelerate the transition to low-carbon transport.
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Alfen storage technology aids self-healing grids




Dutch company Alfen has launched energy storage technology for self-healing power grids.
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UTSA starts five clean energy projects




Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have begun work on five research initiatives to enhance clean energy production and integration, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Verdigris APIs integrate energy data in smart buildings




Verdigris, a California-based IoT energy company, has announced a set of application programming interfaces  to power smart buildings. Thy let users integrate energy usage data within their own platforms, and leverage artificial intelligence to deliver insights from noisy energy data.
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PLC to decline despite smart meter growth, says Berg

Annual shipments of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow by 71 per cent in 2017 to reach 23.1 million units, according to a research report from M2M and IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. But a decline in powerline communications (PLC) meters is forecast.
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Smart grid technology helped FPL respond to Hurricane Irma




Florida Power & Light (FPL) believes its investment in smart grid technology played a crucial role in restoring power to its 4.4 million customers impacted by Hurricane Irma.
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Honeywell upgrades US utilities

Honeywell is providing smart meters, software and communication networks that will help two US municipal utilities upgrade from a traditional grid to smart grid infrastructure.
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Enel seeks renewable energy collaborations




Enel wants to collaborate with small and medium-sized companies to develop renewable energy technologies. The Italian manufacturer is offering the use of its Catania Innovation Hub’s facilities in Passo Martino, Sicily.
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Renault increases activity in smart grid sector




French car maker Renault has created the Renault Energy Services subsidiary to have an active presence in the energy and smart grid sectors, both of which are fundamental to the expansion of electric mobility.
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Smart meter development could identify usage by appliance type




UK company 42 Technology is developing smart metering technology that could let energy suppliers provide customers with itemised bills and statements showing specific electricity consumption by appliance type.
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STM chipset pushes PLC for smarter energy




Swiss semiconductor company ST Microelectronics says it is powering the global shift to smarter energy consumption and management with its modular power-line communications (PLC) modem chipset.
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TI microcontrollers improve water meter accuracy




Chip company Texas Instruments has unveiled a family of ultrasonic microcontrollers that help smart water meters deliver higher accuracy and lower power consumption.
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PassivSystems turns to crowdfunding to finance growth plans




Home energy asset management company PassivSystems has turned to crowdfunding to accelerate its growth strategy.
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