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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: October 2015



Cisco IoT packages target utilities, oil and gas industries

Utilities, oil and gas are key industries Cisco is targeting with the launch of four separate IoT packages. The aim is to help users connect machines and assets, break through information silos, and digitise data in an integrated way across the business.
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Ontario calls for smart grid projects to receive funding

Ontario is accepting a new round of project applications for its Smart Grid Fund to support the development of a modern, intelligent electricity system.
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Siemens and UTC among backers for Vionx grid storage system

Vionx Energy has brought together six companies to launch and commercialise a storage technology that could transform how modern grids are managed and optimised. The six are United Technologies (UTC), Starwood Energy Group, Siemens, 3M, VantagePoint Capital Partners and Jabil.
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Engie opens smart solar power plant in Corsica

French utility Engie has opened a solar power plant in Corsica. The plant is linked to a smart energy storage and management system. It will generate enough electricity to cover the needs of more than 1000 households in Corsica.
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Telit lands $30m deal for Dutch smart meter roll-out

IoT enabler Telit has landed a contract valued at more than US$30m to supply CDMA 450MHz modules to one of the leading smart meter vendors for a Netherlands project.
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OhmConnect shows how smart homes can generate revenue

Smart home energy firm OhmConnect has developed a method for enabling smart home devices, such as Wifi thermostats, smart plugs, home automation systems and electric vehicle chargers, to generate recurring revenue streams by intelligently controlling devices' charging and operating schedules.
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Onzo collects grant to tackle fuel poverty and energy efficiency

Data science software company Onzo has been awarded £747,000 Energy Catalyst funding from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK to deliver a two-year project that aims to address fuel poverty and stimulate energy efficiency in the UK.
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GE provides virtual twin of industrial power plants

General Electric has introduced a software and hardware system that creates a virtual digital twin of an entire industrial power plant complex. Called Digital Power Plant, it is powered by GE’s Predix industrial internet operating system.
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Siemens and Accenture smart grid venture enters Brazil

Accenture and Siemens have announced that their joint venture company Omnetric, focused on smart grid products, is to expand operations to Brazil and, in future, throughout Latin America.
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Japan firms team up to manage energy usage data

Japanese companies Rakuten and Ubiquitous are jointly developing a cloud-based service platform using energy consumption data collected from residential home energy management equipment.
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ADD Grup partners Thales to add security to smart meters

Moldova-based ADD Grup is using Thales KeyAuthority to protect the credentials inside smart meters and create a secure system-wide root of trust, protecting consumers, utility companies and the energy supply chain from fraud and cyber-attack.
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Weatherford RFID technology helps oil and gas firms with drillstring maintenance

Weatherford has released the JetStream RFID circulation sub to let oil and gas operators run a series of tools at different positions along the drillstring and remotely actuate the valves an unlimited number of times in a single trip to achieve higher flow rates and cleaner wellbores.
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Iberdrola awards €24m smart-meter contract to CG

Mumbai-based Avantha Group company CG has won a €24m contract to supply ZIV single- and three-phase smart meters to Spanish utility Iberdrola.
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Canadian city installs smart meter data collection devices

Over the next three months, the Canadian city of Saskatoon will be installing data collection devices throughout the city, as the roll-out of its advanced metering infrastructure programme continues.
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