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The Netherlands Inaugurate First Smart Highway

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:46

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has introduced the smart highway in an effort to modernize European highways and make them more energy efficient and safer. Roosegaarde has explained his vision as both aesthetic and practical. “We live in a city of endless gray concrete roads, surrounded by steel lamps. They have a huge visual impact on…

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Texas Instruments’ PLC Reference Designs for Smart Grid Certified

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:45

The G3-PLC Alliance has certified Texas Instruments’ (TI) power line communication (PLC) reference designs. An executive member of the alliance, TI has long advanced and promoted G3-PLC technology for applications in the smart grid. The certification assures smart grid technology providers of compliance and interoperability when they choose TI’s system solution for G3-PLC applications. According…

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Cayman Islands Utility Selects Smart Meter Rollout Solution

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:45

Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), located in the Cayman Islands, has selected Apex CoVantage’s ProField software and services to optimize the rollout of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) as part of an island initiative. Apex touts ProField as the industry’s only integrated ERP solution for mobile workforce management, which improves reliability, reduces risk, increases compliance, and…

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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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