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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: September 2017


GE and Yokogawa partner on oil and gas management




A partnership between subsidiaries of US giant GE and Japan’s Yokogawa Electric is combining process simulation, asset performance management and operational software for the oil and gas industry.
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Honda unveils smart EV power concept at Frankfurt Motor Show




At this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Japanese car maker Honda presented a power manager concept, a fully-integrated energy transfer system designed to incorporate electric vehicles into a smart power grid.
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Entergy spends $16.5m improving Jackson energy service




New Orleans-based energy company Entergy is spending nearly $16.6m to make the energy service in Jackson, Mississippi, safer and more reliable.
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Huawei and China Telecom research 5G for smart grids…




At this month’s New-Generation Internet Infrastructure Forum in Beijing, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China Electric Power Research Institute and Huawei announced a joint project looking at 5G power slicing technology.
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…and Finnish project looks at 5G use in smart grids

An industry group led by Nokia Bell Labs and including several academics in Finland has established a collaboration project called Wive so smart grids and other industries can gain competitive advantage from the latest wireless technologies, especially 5G.
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Measure offers drones for wind farm inspection




US drone provider Measure has added turnkey wind farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection services. Wind farm operators can now outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure's drone pilots and data analysts for problem identification.
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Hazelcast and Future Grid develop real-time smart meter platform

California-based Hazelcast’s open source in-memory data grid has been combined with the Apache Cassandra database manager to deliver a real-time smart meter IoT platform.
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IMC to run IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at CES 2018

The IoT M2M Council (IMC) is to produce the IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the world’s largest event for the business of consumer technologies.
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E.On uses smart meters to control solar panels




Energy utility E.On in Germany is using smart meters to control its customers’ solar panel installations. An additional control box prevents grid congestion by flexibly controlling power generation by photovoltaic systems.
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Silver Spring and Genus collaborate on smart meters in India and Singapore

Silver Spring Networks is partnering Genus Power Infrastructures, a smart meter provider in India and south-east Asia, to integrate the California company’s standards-based IPv6 network interface cards into its single- and three-phase smart electric meters.
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ABB brings shore-to-ship energy to Canadian port




ABB is providing smart energy technology to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority so that docked ships at the Deltaport container terminal can be powered from mains electricity. This means they can turn off their diesel generators, reducing pollution.
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Con Edison picks GridBright for AMI integration




US energy giant Consolidated Edison has selected California-based GridBright to integrate its outage management system with advanced metering infrastructure.
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Survalent developing analytics tool to predict grid status

Survalent, a Canadian provider of distribution management systems, is developing a data analytics tool that will more accurately predict the state of an electric grid based on detailed network connectivity modelling and telemetry from field devices.
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Oil and gas industry turns to IoT to increase efficiency

The global IoT in oil and gas market is expected to reach $30.6bn by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2017 to 2026, according to BIS Research.
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Solar power microinverter debuts in Las Vegas




At this week’s Solar Power International show in Las Vegas, AP Systems introduced a microinverter for handling high-output solar panels connected to a smart grid.
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