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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: September 2015


TransData files patent infringement suits against General Electric and Landis & Gyr

TransData has filed smart meter patent infringement lawsuits against General Electric and Landis & Gyr over digital electric meters equipped with an internal under-glass wireless communications circuit and antenna.
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Intel helps Mumbai in smart meter roll out

Intel, Swedish company Connode and Indian utility Reliance Energy are collaborating to turn Mumbai into a smart city starting with a smart meter roll out.
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California alliance shines light on smart solar power

The SunSpec Alliance, solar provider SolarCity and Southern California Edison have started a $4m project to study and deploy communications for smart solar power.
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Ingenu and Meterlinq roll out M2M network for Italian utilities

California-based Ingenu and Meterlinq, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services, are deploying a public, nationwide network in Italy to provide connectivity for M2M and IoT applications. The network will provide monitoring services for utilities and other applications throughout the country.
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LSIS builds SVC to stabilise South Korean power generation

South Korean energy company LSIS has developed a static VAR compensator (SVC) and is set to apply it to actual power systems for the first time in South Korea. The SVC is designed to complement the reactive power generated during power transmission and distribution in order to stabilise power systems.
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ADB lends $300m to finance smart meter roll out in Uzbekistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300m loan for the final stage of an on-going programme in Uzbekistan to introduce a country-wide advanced electricity metering system.
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Xcel Energy runs trial in Colorado to control energy demand

Ten commercial buildings in Colorado are piloting a smart energy system to reduce energy consumption and help in demand response relief. The trial is being carried out by utility Xcel Energy using energy management software from San Francisco-based BuildingIQ.
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Serbian utility EPS upgrades to smart meters

EPS, the Serbian state-owned electricity provider, is turning more than 216,000 electricity meters to smart meters in the first phase of a transition programme encompassing 3.3 million meters in Serbia. French company Atos will manage and monitor the infrastructure to support the smart meters.
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NextEra Energy to accelerate Hawai‘i smart meter programme following utility takeover

Florida-based NextEra Energy is promising a mass smart meter roll-out in Hawai‘i when it completes its $4.3bn takeover of Hawaiian Electric.
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SEI launches reference design for smart grid controller

Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a Canadian precision measurement technologies company for industrial IoT applications, announced last week at the World Smart Energy Week in Japan a smart grid universal controller reference design.
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California reservation installing microgrid to reduce carbon footprint

A Native American reservation in northern California and Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center have partnered with German energy company Siemens to build a low-carbon community microgrid to power the government offices, economic enterprises and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities.
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Satellite communications boost for Papua New Guinea oil and gas company

InterOil, an independent oil and gas business with operations dedicated to Papua New Guinea, is installing satellite communications and network services to provide connectivity across all its assets.
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Aclara launches integrated network for gas, water and electric utilities

For gas, water and electric utilities, Missouri-based smart infrastructure supplier Aclara has introduced the integrated Synergizenetwork, which is claimed to provide the best performance and the lowest cost of ownership of any network in the industry.
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Dubai utility hits targets for smart initiative

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) says it has achieved a 100 per cent smart-transformation of its services in less than a year after the launch of the Smart Initiative for Dubai to become the smartest city in the world.
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Hortonworks and Open Energi work together to analyse UK electricity data

California-based open enterprise Hadoop company Hortonworks is working with Open Energi to help organisations gain insights by analysing real-time information based on data streamed from over 3000 electricity consuming assets and meters around the UK.
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Smart grid IT software market to hit $142bn by 2024, says Navigant Research

The global market for smart grid IT software and services is expected to total $142bn from 2014 to 2024, according to Navigant Research.And the global remote terminal unit in smart grid market is to grow at a CAGR of 5.18 per cent from 2014 to 2019, according to a report from Wise Guy Reports.
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