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Smart Home Devices Becoming More Ubiquitous

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:45

As the necessary infrastructure for the Internet of things becomes more ubiquitous, there is a growing cottage industry of smart products for the home making their debut. Some products are ingenious, some…not so much. But they all indicate that the era of smart home automation is here to stay. For example, yesteryear’s thick glass milk…

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UK Smart Grid Project Publishes New Consumer Data

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:11

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project has published new data showing the consumption and generation patterns of more than 12,000 UK electricity customers. The key partners in the project are Northern Powergrid, British Gas, EA Technology, Durham University and Newcastle University. The CLNR, which is partly paid for by the Office of Gas and Electricity…

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CE Energy Holds Smart Grid Security Workshop

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:11

C3 Energy held a two-day collaborative workshop that focused on smart grid operational cyber security to help utilities manage and protect against cyber risks. The participants included Enel, Exelon, Entergy, the US Department of Energy’s trustworthy cyber infrastructure for the power grid (TCIPG) Center, and the University of California, Berkeley. William Sanders, TCIPG director and…

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Landis+Gyr Selected for Brazil Smart Grid Project

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00

Brazilian electricity utility Light is partnering with Landis+Gyr on a $313 million smart grid project, the largest in South American history. The contract is part of Light’s ongoing effort to improve the efficiency and reliability of its electricity grid to help reduce commercial losses. Light president Paulo Roberto Pinto says, “The goal is to provide…

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Masdar Partners with Statoil on Wind Farm

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:21

Masdar today announced its partnership with Norway’s Statoil and Statkraft in the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm project, off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England. The deal was announced at the recent United Nations’ Climate Change Summit in New York. Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2016 and the project is expected to be…

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Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr to Deploy Smart Meters in Kansas

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:21

Westar Energy and Landis+Gyr are teaming on a smart grid infrastructure and services contract, which includes a deployment of 217,000 Gridstream-enabled smart meters in the utility;s Kansas service area. The devices feature remote service switch capability and a five-year services contract that comes with daily maintenance, cloud services for software and data, and integration support.…

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