Itron to supply 4.6 million smart meters for second phase of Linky program in France – CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business Review

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Itron to supply 4.6 million smart meters for second phase of Linky program in FranceCleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business ReviewItron has also delivered 1.5 million Linky smart meters to Enedis (formerly ERDF) for the first phase of the program. Itron has been a leading partner in the Linky program…

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Blockchain Technology Could Herald the Start of a New Model for Transactive Energy, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 06:50
...granular transactions that are difficult to replicate in a centralized system an it places consumers at the heart of the smart grid. The earliest adopters of blockchain are unlikely to be utilities, but rather other stakeholders, including owners of distributed energy ...

Trilliant Named to 2016 Global Smart Energy Elites for Pioneering Vietnam's First Smart City Communications Platform

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...The successful deployment of the AMI network has demonstrated a communications solution that can be scaled to support our broader smart grid strategy," said Tran Khiem Tuan , deputy general director at EVNHCMC, in the magazine article . "It is a foundational step ...

EDF and STORNETIC Start Project on Advanced Smart Grids Storage Solutions

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...EDF and STORNETIC Start Project on Advanced Smart Grids Storage Solutions TMCNet: EDF and STORNETIC Start Project on Advanced Smart Grids Storage Solutions [November 17, 2016] EDF and ...

How To Improve Battery Life

GreenTechMedia - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 20:14
Improving Battery Life: All batteries will fail at some point, when they have been in use for longer periods of time. But premature battery failure is one of the main frustrations people face.

How To Extend Battery Life
Common thinking is that turning devices off extends battery life, but what happens is the opposite. Devices consume more power when they are starting up, so turning them off is not such a good idea if they are going to be switched on frequently.


Cars and Other Automobiles It is important to protect the car battery from high under the hood temperatures with the use of a case or a heat shield. The battery life can be extended by keeping the battery charged at all times.

Electrolyte levels will have to be checked frequently during the hot months. A recent study revealed that relocating the battery outside the engine compartment has increased its life by almost eight months. Car manufacturers are relocating the starting battery to the passenger compartment or the trunk to avoid under the hood temperatures. It also helps to use wet batteries vented to the outside or cells that do not produce gas when recharged. Based on the driving of each individual, some batteries are undercharged and this leads to sulfation, where lead sulfate gets accumulated, reducing the battery capacity. An external battery can be used for charging.

For any battery, the most important factor to consider is the temperature. Ensuring they are not exposed to too much heat can extend the life of a battery. It is common sense that high temperatures lead to faster chemical reactions. They need to be watered more often with only deionized or demineralized water. However, rain water is a good substitute in an emergency. In addition to the temperature, a reduction in the number of discharge/charge cycles significantly improves battery service life. In extremely cold climates, the car battery needs to be continuously kept fully charged when not in use.


Portable Electronic Devices Battery life can be increased for iPods, cell phones, laptops etc. by lowering the brightness when not necessary. For example, when using these devices in a dark room, it is not necessary to set the brightness to 100%. The brightness can be lowered enough so that the screen can be seen without exerting any strain on the eyes can be done. The amount of time the backlight stays on can also be decreased. For iPods it doesn’t have to stay on for 10 seconds, 2 seconds should be good enough. Laptops can be set in hibernate mode when not in use.

One most important point that not many people are aware of is that turning down the volume increases battery life. Use headphones that are louder and leave the volume at 50%. 
Background applications are power hungry monsters. Stop everything that is not being used.

Attention:  Easy Techniques For Improving Battery Life

Defragmenting the hard drive once in a while helps decrease file scatter on the hard drive and uses up less power. Send the computer into standby mode after a certain period of inactivity as it conserves battery. Although, standby resume also uses some power but not as much as starting up. Interestingly, leaving a CD or DVD in the drive can decrease battery life, as it hogs power whenever the drive spins up.


In Wi-Fi Applications Battery life in Wi-Fi apps can be prolonged by either increasing battery capacity or reducing Wi-Fi product power consumption and through control methods. It is easy to increase battery capacity; however, due to technological limits, it may lead to an increase in cost and size of the battery. That brings us to the option of reducing power consumption, which can be done by prolonging the standby time and shortening the time of the active cycle. You can also turn off the WiFi on the iPod when not in use as it consumes a large amount of life.

These techniques of low power consumption can improve battery life dramatically. Most of them are common sense usage techniques and can easily be made part of our daily lives.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 Million Smart Meters – IoT Evolution World (blog)

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UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 Million Smart MetersIoT Evolution World (blog)The Trilliant Smart Communications Platform connects consumers’ in-home displays and provides meter data to the retailer, delivering information each can use to manage energy efficiently. “The milestone effectively demonstrates the benefits that energy … Source: News Bot UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart…

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Smart meter estimated savings slashed as roll-out costs increase … – Which?

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Which?Smart meter estimated savings slashed as roll-out costs increase …Which?Households will save less with smart meters as the cost of the roll-out spirals, says a government report. Find out what the smart meter roll-out means for you.Smart meter estimated savings slashed as roll-out costs increase – Which?SmartMetersall 2 news articles » Source: News Bot Smart meter…

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Smart meter estimated savings slashed as roll-out costs increase – Which?

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Which?Smart meter estimated savings slashed as roll-out costs increaseWhich?The estimated savings that each household could make once smart meters have been installed across the UK is less than half of what was previously predicted, according to a new government report. The annual dual-fuel energy bill for each home is said to …and more » Source: News Bot …

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Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

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November 16, 2016Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings.

AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize: CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America Named Runners-Up in $2.25 Million Prize Challenge

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November 16, 2016AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize: CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America Named Runners-Up in $2.25 Million Prize Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize – which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.

Research and Markets - Global TV White Space Spectrum Market Value of USD 53.1 Million by 2022 - Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report 2016-2022 - Vendors: Spectrum Bridge, Meld Technology, KTS Wireless

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...the addition of the "TV White Space Spectrum Market by End-Use (Rural Internet Access, Urban Connectivity, Emergency & Public Safety, Smart Grid Networks, Vehicle Broadband Access), Device (Fixed, Portal), Component, Software & Service, Range - Global Forecast to 2022" report to their offering ...

AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize

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November 16, 2016AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize

Today the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize – which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.

ICASI Transfers Development of Security Open Standard to OASIS

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...the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for cloud computing, security, business transactions, electronic publishing, Smart Grid, and other applications. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect ...

Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase of Linky Program

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...part of the Linky program and to help Enedis realize its vision of a digital revolution with the deployment of smart grid technology in France." About the Linky Program The Linky meter is the latest generation of electrical meters installed by ...

Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase … – Business Wire (press release)

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Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase …Business Wire (press release)Itron announced that it has been selected as a key supplier of 4.6 million G3 Linky smart meters for the second phase of the program. Itron has also d.and more » Source: News Bot Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters…

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Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase of Linky Program – Business Wire (press release)

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Enedis Selects Itron for 4.6 Million Smart Meters for Second Phase of Linky ProgramBusiness Wire (press release)BUSINESS WIRE)–Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that it has been selected as a key supplier of 4.6 million G3 Linky smart meters for the …and…

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Trilliant Named Company of the Year for Innovation for Energy in Asia at IAIR Awards

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...largest energy and homes services company in the United Kingdom . Trilliant is the first with a proven, scalable, multi-technology smart grid platform that truly delivers on the promise of smart distribution, smart metering and smart consumer – anywhere in the world ...

UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 Million Smart Meter Devices for British Gas – PR Newswire UK (press release)

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UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

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UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 …PR Newswire UK (press release)BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Trilliant, the global leader in enterprise-wide smart energy communications, has now connected more than …and more » Source: News Bot UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

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UK Energy Milestone: Trilliant Smart Energy Network Connects 4.2 Million Smart Meter Devices for British Gas

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...multi-technology, open spectrum solution. With three decades' experience and the most field-proven and globally compliant solution, Trilliant maximizes smart grid and smart city investments and makes operations future-ready. www.trilliantinc.com [ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ] description ...
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