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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: October 2016



Entergy picks Honeywell for advanced meter deployment
Honeywell has entered an advanced meter project with Entergy Services, valued at up to $250m, to help improve electricity service and reliability for the utility operating companies' customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
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Singapore calls for help in smart metering trial
Singapore’s Energy Market Authority, national water agency PUB and Singapore Power have issued a call for proposals to develop technology for a smart metering trial.
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AT&T connects Sentient smart sensors for grid analytics
Silicon Valley smart grid start-up Sentient Energy and AT&T have joined forces to bring Sentient’s line sensors and grid analytics system to electric utilities on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
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How the Netherlands is taking a lead in EV charging



By turning itself into one huge laboratory, the Netherlands is fast becoming the international frontrunner for smart charging electric vehicles, using them to store peak power production of solar and wind.
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China’s smart meter growth could spell future IoT problems
China's overbearing share of smart meter connections portends future issues for its IoT competiveness, according to ABI Research. The country’s smart meter connections are looking to dwarf all other China IoT markets.
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EarthSpark microgrid fared well as Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti



Despite losing a quarter of its solar panels, the EarthSpark microgrid “fared comparatively well” when Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, according to a company blog.
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Laird antennas target M2M monitoring in oil and gas segment



Laird has released four IP67 rated Yagi antennas to increase reliability of M2M wireless remote monitoring in extremely harsh operating environments such as in the oil and gas industry.
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Two Honeywell Smart Grids for Mexico
Honeywell has won a contract to provide two new regional smart grids for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned electricity provider
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Microsoft, Agder Energi partner on intelligent grids
Norwegian renewable energy supplier Agder Energi together with energy software specialist Powel AS and US software firm Microsoft are piloting a project to create a more efficient, flexible and intelligent grid of the future.
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German smart energy tech for renewables
The region is implementing an “innovation alliance” to create smart energy technologies and infrastructure to ensure continual energy provision
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Demand management over LoRaWAN trial
Low power wide area networking specialist Actility and Australian LoRaWAN network operator National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) will test a scalable demand management solution for Ergon Energy.
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Itron to modernise Otter Tail grid
Midwestern utility Otter Tail Power Company has picked energy technology and services firm Itron Inc to modernise and improve the reliability of its electric grid. Itron will implement a smart grid solution with cellular communications and analytics
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Solar firm Spruce picks AT&T AMI
US solar energy finance and management firm Spruce Finance has picked AT&T to provide an Advanced Metering Infrastructure.
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Gooee in Bright Green initiative with PointGrab
Florida based lighting IoT specialist Gooee is partnering with Israeli machine learning specialist PointGrab to develop greater building intelligence and energy efficiency.
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