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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: October 2018



 
Landis+Gyr expands Grid-Edge device control platform



Landis+Gyr has announced an agreement with DC Systems to re-sell and co-develop a real-time monitoring, aggregation and control software for distribution assets and distributed energy resources
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DLA awards Ameresco microgrid contract at DoD's largest base



The US Defense Logistics Agency Energy has awarded a contract to Framingham, Massachusetts based, energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company Ameresco, Inc. to implement a comprehensive energy efficiency project to support reliability, resiliency and energy assurance at the largest base organisation in the Department of Defense
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China based Kaifa selects SEMTECH LoRa for real time smart metering
Shenzhen Kaifa Technology (Kaifa Metering) has incorporated Californian semiconductor specialist Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart utility metering products
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Siemens partners UCF on Energy Big Data research



The University of Central Florida (UCF) and Siemens have unveiled a new collaboration around smart infrastructure aimed at improving the performance and efficiency of buildings and the energy grid through the use of data
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Tokenising Estonia’s energy grid
Lithuanian energy tech firm WePower has completed a nationwide energy tokenisation pilot project in Estonia in partnership with transmission system operator (TSO) Elering. The project is intended to enable digitalisation in the Baltic nation.
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KT wins smart meter project in Uzbekistan
KT Corporation has won an energy contract for a second time in Uzbekistan. The 30 billion won contract will see smart energy meters installed in 360,000 households throughout Uzbekistan over the next two years
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Four companies dominate US EVSE market

A report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) finds that four companies dominate the Level 2 EVSE charging market in the United States
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Siemens partners Ohio university to develop smart grid skills




German technology giant Siemens has formed an academic partnership with Case Western Reserve University in Ohio to provide students with the skills needed to operate and advance the USA’s energy grid.
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Renault signs smart charging deals with EDF, Enel and Total




French car maker Renault has signed agreements with key stakeholders in the European energy markets. The group’s latest ventures in association with EDF, Total and Enel are part of its plan to develop a smart electric ecosystem to promote the take-up of electric cars.
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New York to spend $173m modernising power grid




The New York Power Authority is spending $173m to modernise the state’s power grid. Sensors will report grid problems in near real time to improve reliability.
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Portland GE plans smart grid test bed




Portland General Electric (PGE) plans to build a smart grid test bed that will integrate smart grid technology on a scale never before attempted in the USA. Slated to begin next year, the project aims to accelerate PGE's vision for a clean energy future through partnering with its customers to decarbonise the grid.
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ABB opens smart energy innovation centre in Singapore




Swiss engineering company ABB has opened an innovation centre in Singapore to help its customers develop smart energy and industrial technologies.
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Dewa invests AED93m to expand smart grid




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is investing AED93m to expand its smart grid network and improve its reliability.
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Duke Energy to expand renewables in South Carolina




Duke Energy is planning to expand renewable energy options for its commercial and industrial customers in South Carolina. The Green Source Advantage programme will give large non-residential customers the option to secure solar or other renewable energy to satisfy their sustainability or clean energy goals.
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Schneider and Arensis pilot blockchain-based smart microgrid




Schneider Electric is partnering Los Angeles-based decentralised energy systems company Arensis in a smart microgrid pilot programme.
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USDA invests nearly $400m to improve electricity service

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing a further $398.5m to improve rural electric services in 13 states, including money for a number of smart grid projects.
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Alliance slams Ontario government decision to repeal Green Energy Act

The Renewable Energy Alliance of Ontario (REAO) has attacked the state government’s decision to repeal the Green Energy Act, saying it may deny Ontarians the opportunity to benefit from low-cost renewable power generation in the future.
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New Mexico consortium to spend $20m modernising grid




The University of New Mexico is part of a statewide consortium on a $20m, five-year grant that aims to modernise the electrical grid to make it more resilient, reliable and ready to handle renewable technologies of the future.
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Macnica deal opens up Japan for AutoGrid




California-based smart energy software provider AutoGrid is hoping to increase its presence in Japan following a deal with local firm Macnica, which supplies software to governments and enterprise users.
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Uppco wants to read and control meters remotely




Michigan utility the Upper Peninsula Power Company (Uppco) has launched Uppco Smart Energy, an advanced metering programme to improve reliability and delivers enhanced customer service.
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In-home display with Alexa connects smart grid to smart home




UK firm Presciense's Polaris in-home display is a smart home gateway with Amazon Alexa built-in that connects directly to smart meters, distributed energy resources and intelligent appliances to deliver insight, advice and control over energy usage.
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