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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: September 2019

 
Smart grid lets FPL turn lights back on after Dorian




Florida Power & Light (FPL) quickly restored service to all customers impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The utility restored more than 160,000 customers, some more than once, using smart grid technology.
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US DoE sets up artificial intelligence office




The US Department of Energy (DoE) has set up the Aito artificial intelligence and technology office to serve as the coordinating hub for the work being done across the DoE enterprise in artificial intelligence.
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Schneider helps BASF monitor electrical substation




French energy company Schneider Electric is helping chemical firm BASF increase visibility into operations on its new electrical substation in Beaumont, Texas, by measuring more than 100 variables to predict performance.
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Shanghai Electric unveils smart energy breakthroughs at WEC




Shanghai Electric, a multinational power generation and electrical equipment manufacturing conglomerate, delivered a wave of smart, connected and green integrated technology at this month’s World Energy Congress (WEC) in Abu Dhabi.
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Azelio and Masdar pilot evaluates power storage




Swedish solar energy company Azelio has partnered with Abu Dhabi future energy company Masdar and Khalifa University of Science & Technology to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage.
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PTT and EWF apply blockchain to renewable energy




Thailand-based energy conglomerate PTT and energy non-profit organisation Energy Web Foundation (EWF) have developed a blockchain platform for renewable energy.
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New Brunswick University receives $7m for smart grid research




The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is giving the University of New Brunswick more than $7m in funding to expand its smart grid research initiatives.
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PSE turns to AWS for machine learning




Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has become one of the first users of Amazon Forecast, a managed service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that uses machine learning to deliver accurate forecasts based on the same technology that powers Amazon.com.
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Petrochemical plant adopts Honeywell wearables




Honeywell is using wearable technology to transform the operations of a Mexican petrochemical company. Intelligent wearables are helping improve compliance and productivity at Braskem Idesa's Veracruz plant.
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Huawei brings smart solar-power inverters to Australia




Chinese technology giant Huawei is targeting the Australian solar installation market with three-phase smart inverters that use artificial intelligence (AI) and self-learning algorithms to improve safety.
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Depsys expands smart-grid offering to Singapore

Smart-grid company Depsys is expanding in Asia-Pacific with the opening of a subsidiary in Singapore. This is the Swiss company’s second subsidiary following the setting up of an office in Germany earlier this year.
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Smart EV charging shown effective at managing grid demand




Managed or smart charging is effective at shifting electric vehicle (EV) charging demand away from peak times and is popular among mainstream consumers, according to research undertaken as part of a UK Transport Research Laboratory Consumers, Vehicles & Energy Integration project.
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Blackridge and I-On provide IoT security to Korean energy companies

Seoul-based I-On Communications is using technology from Nevada cyber-security firm Blackridge Technology to help Korean energy companies improve IoT security.
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BluWave-ai leads $6m smart-grid consortium




Canadian start-up BluWave-ai is leading a $6m smart grid modernisation project consortium to improve the integration and return on investment of distributed energy resources for grid utilities worldwide.
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A third of smart meter users hit problems, says uSwitch




Nearly a third of UK smart meter owners have encountered issues with their devices since their units were installed, with problems ranging from from meters going dumb to displays breaking, according to a report from price comparison company uSwitch.
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