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NIST Announces Global Challenge to Promote Smart Cities

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a year-long global city teams challenge to encourage communities to address challenges such as air quality, traffic management, and emergency services coordination by fostering smart cities that implement technologies that will both better manage resources and improve quality of life. The…

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Cyan Wins Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

Frost & Sullivan has named Cyan winner of the 2014 Europe Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Cyan’s CyLec, a standards-based smart metering solution, enables secure two-way communication over a considerable range; is equipped with software embedded data concentrator units for remotely managing and controlling multiple meters; facilitates fault detection and prevention; and lets utilities to disconnect…

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Silver Spring Networks Expands EDMI Partnership

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Silver Spring Networks is expanding its relationship with smart meter solutions provider EDMI to provide smart city and smart energy solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Southeast Asia. This deal follows a successful deployment with the Singapore Power Group. Through the collaboration, which was formally announced at the Asian Utility Week conference, Silver Spring…

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Automakers Seeking Smart Services Opportunities

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

A new study from Navigant Research suggests that the automotive industry is likely to see revenue from sales of conventional vehicles remain flat as vehicle sales in developed countries slow down. Some experts cite the ongoing lagging global economy while others point out that thanks to technology cars are better built and lasting longer. The…

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Iran Investing in Wind, Solar Renewable Energy

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

With the world actively pursuing renewable energy resources to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, there is a growing interest across the Middle East in renewable energy and Iran is the latest oil-rich country that seems to be adopting an if-you-can’t-beat, join-‘em strategy. The Iranian energy ministry has created an agenda designed to improve the country’s…

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Siemens Supplies Direct Energy with Demand Response System

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Siemens Smart Grid has contracted to install a demand response management system (DRMS) that will help Direct Energy manage their existing load commitments in multiple independent system operators (ISOs) regions, including PJM, ISO-NE, ERCOT, and NYISO. The technology enables the ISOs to more effectively manage power demand requirements, particularly at peak usage times. Demand response…

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New York Invests in Energy Efficiency Projects

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have collaborated on three recently completed energy efficiency projects valued at approximately $6.5 million. The projects, located at Empire State Plaza and the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany, are expected to save more than $20…

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AMSC Introduces New Low Wind Turbine Design

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

AMSC has introduces a new wind turbine designed for low wind speed regions. The 2 megawatt (MW) turbine has a rotor diameter of 113 meters and a swept area of 10,039 square meters (108,059 square feet) – or more than two and a half acres. Low wind speed turbines are expected expand the renewable wind…

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PWRstation Touts Pre-Assembled Solar Systems

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

PWRStation has announced plans to “to ramp up operations and distribution alliances” in the United States and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To that end the Miami-based company is completing a second round of financing. Intended to take advantage of the often high cost of custom solar installation, PWRStation offers pre-assembled plug and…

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Trilliant Launches New Smart Device Partner Program

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:12

In advance of Asian Utility Week, Trilliant has launched its open smart device interface (OSDI) partner program that is designed to provide leading device manufacturers with an efficient low-cost way to adopt the company’s smart grid communications solutions. EDMI is the inaugural member of Trilliant’s OSDI Partner program. Trilliant states that the advantages of the…

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Astonfield Awarded Mauritius Solar Project

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:10

The Government of Mauritius has awarded Astonfield Renewables two solar projects for 4MW under the country’s 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Astonfield has committed a total investment of more than $8 million to develop the projects. The first 2MW project will be located in La Gaulette and the second project will be located in Union…

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Sensus Identifies External Factors in Smart Meter Incidents

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:52

Sensus is conducting utility site inspections and in-depth lab testing to determine the cause of recent smart meter incidents. The incidents affected a small number of iConA Generation 3 2S remote disconnect meters. According to initial findings, “Data from seven recent issues in an installed base of 175,000 meters points to contributing, long-standing industry issues:…

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