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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: September 2016

 
Sigfox connects oil and gas cylinders in Australia

More than one million tank and cylinder monitoring devices for the oil and gas industry in Australia and New Zealand are to be connected to the Sigfox network.
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USTDA helps Vietnam develop smart grid

The US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) has provided technical assistance to Electricity of Vietnam Central Power to help it modernise its enterprise architecture for smart grid deployment.
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Honeywell software brings IoT to oil and gas plants

Honeywell has introduced a software-based service designed to help refiners and petrochemical and gas processing plants improve performance.
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California hotel breaks record for electric vehicle charging stations




The Hyatt Regency hotel in Sacramento has installed what it claims is the largest single hotel electric vehicle charging cluster in the USA.
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OATI receives patent for secure smart grid technology

Open Access Technology International (OATI) has announced its latest patent for GridSafe, a process that allows smart grid devices to communicate securely over the internet and IP networks.
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Consortium launches microgrid pilot in North America

Opus One, Advanced Microgrid and a consortium of partners have announced a US$12.4m North American multi-utility project to improve integration of distributed energy resources and commercial microgrids into power systems and regional wholesale markets.
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Oil giant Total invests in smart grid start-up




French oil company Total has acquired an interest in AutoGrid, a firm that develops digital products to manage and optimise energy supplied to and from the power grids.
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Data acquisition system enhances smart grid monitoring

Analog Devices has announced a data acquisition system that enhances smart grid equipment monitoring to protect equipment from harmful system faults and improve power delivery to residences and businesses.
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NEC helps Singapore Power with energy network analytics

NEC Asia Pacific is collaborating with Singapore Power and Space-Time Insight under the Singapore Power Spear energy advanced research and development programme to develop energy network health analytics.
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Enel, Nissan and Nuvve partner on Danish vehicle charging grid




The world’s first fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is operating in Denmark thanks to the collaboration between Japanese car maker Nissan, Italian smart grid technologies firm Enel and California-based Nuvve, a V2G services provider.
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S&C Electric buys microgrid control company IPerc

Chicago-based S&C Electric, a provider of equipment and services for electric power systems, is to acquire cyber-secure intelligent microgrid control company IPerc for an undisclosed sum.
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Smart-grid technology stops 280,000 hours outage for Georgia Power




Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power says investments in smart-grid technologies have helped the company avoid more than 280,000 total hours, or 17 million minutes, of potential power outages for customers so far this year.
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Siemens charging station works with buses from different manufacturers




Siemens claims to be the first supplier worldwide to provide a charging infrastructure for e-buses that ensures interoperability for vehicles from different manufacturers.
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Energy Foundry invests in propane and oil IoT start-up

Chicago-based Energy Foundry has invested $2.2m in Tank Utility, a Massachusetts-based software and IoT company applying the smart grid paradigm to the delivered propane and heating oil industry.
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Alliance pushes to create standard for DC smart meters

The EMerge Alliance, a professional organisation dedicated to advancing standards for direct current (DC) technology, has started a project to develop a standard for DC smart meters for grid tied and remote microgrid applications.
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Renesas microcontrollers boost security for smart meters

Japanese electronics giant Renesas has introduced a group of microcontrollers that it says can improve security and arithmetic operation of smart power meters.
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