Locamation starts smart grid automation pilot project with UK power distributor SSE

Locamation, a developer and supplier of independent smart grid automation solutions, has entered into an agreement to conduct a pilot with the distribution network operator (DNO) Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Power Distribution.

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UK Met Office announces renewable energy collaboration with NatWest

As increasing numbers of farmers and landowners are looking to renewable energy to boost their income and make their land more efficient, the Met Office announces it is collaborating with NatWest to provide NatWest-funded renewable energy projects access to the most accurate wind speed data.

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Smart meters are part of Djibouti's new power access and diversification contract tender

Djibouti, Africa. August 28, 2012 — International competitive bids are being sought for a new power access and energy diversification project in the Republic of Djibouti. The project is financed by The World Bank (Tender Notice No.: wb:op00012657).

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Adelaide invites tenders for smart grid energy system

Adelaide, Australia. August 20, 2012 — An international competitive bidding tender for a smart grid energy system is reported to have been issued by Australia’s Urban Renewal Authority.

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Sensinode offers free trial of NanoService™ for 'efficient end-to-end Web applications'

Oulu, Finland. August 14, 2012 –- Sensinode Ltd, a provider of software that powers the Internet of Things, is offering a free trial version of its NanoService™ software, a scalable, end-to-end solution for M2M. NanoService™ is designed to enable rapid deployment of challenging M2M systems by providing efficient M2M data management

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GCT Semiconductor LTE Single-Chip now certified for LTE modules on Verizon Wireless network

San Jose, California, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) — GCT Semiconductor, a designer and supplier of 4G mobile semiconductors, has announced that its LTE single-chip, GDM7240, has been certified for use in 4G LTE modules on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. Device makers seeking an LTE module can now benefit from faster time-to-market.

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Smart Energy: Consumers can learn to love their service

BLOG: August 14, 2012 — The relationship between UK energy suppliers and their customers is probably at one of its lowest points since the privatisation of the energy industry, writes Darrin Hill (pictured), an energy expert at PA Consulting Group.

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GE acquires PRESENS, Norway-based supplier of industrial sensors

Boston, Massachusetts, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — GE has announced the acquisition of PRESENS, a provider of pressure, temperature and flow measurement solutions. The acquisition expands GE’s portfolio of sensing solutions and will be part of the company’s Boston-based Measurement & Control business

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Smart grid networking market in the Americas to grow to nearly $1bn by 2016, says IMS Research

Austin, Texas, USA. July 10, 2012 – IMS Research forecasts that the market for equipment supporting smart grid communications and networking will grow from US$700 million in 2011 to nearly $950 million by 2016. This growth is projected even as smart meter shipments are forecast to decline

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AlertMe’s online and smartphone remote heating control now available from British Gas

London, UK. July 9, 2012 — Smart home technology company, AlertMe, has today announced that its online and smartphone-enabled Remote Heating Control service is available in the UK exclusively from British Gas.

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Telefónica awarded large M2M win by G4S as Visa Europe named preferred mobile payments partner

London, UK. 06 July 2012 – Telefónica, which operates under the O2 brand in the UK, has agreed to further extend the partnership with G4S Utility Services (G4S) a leading international security solutions group and one of the UK’s major smart meter operations service providers.

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NetComm Wireless partners with Grid Net to deliver 3G smart grid communication cards

Sydney, Australia — NetComm Wireless Ltd, a developer of wireless products, and the wireless smart grid software company, Grid Net, have announced a strategic alliance to deliver 3G connectivity to smart grid devices worldwide.

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'Smart consumer' solutions are needed for successful smart energy investments

Within the M2M marketplace there is focus in a number of vertical markets, but one of the most talked about is the energy market, driven by the implementation of smart grids and smart cities. Nearly everyone in the world agrees that saving energy, protecting the environment and improving the sustainability of our life style is

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Cullen launches monitoring service to benchmark the roll-out of smart meters

Brussels, Belgium – Cullen International has launched a new smart energy monitoring service. The service was unveiled at the ‘Smart Regulation for Smart Grids: An EU Overview’ event,

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PowerMatching City smart grid project chosen as sustainable living solution at Rio+20 summit

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, sustainability leader Gro Harlem Brundtland, media billionaire and philanthropist Ted Turner, and 150 VIP guests celebrated success for PowerMatching City at Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, the launch of Sustainia100.

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Why are European firms buying up North American smart grid companies?

IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), reports that the market for distribution automation and smart grid networking hardware in the Americas is anticipated to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2012.

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