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In Europe, Grid 4EU Sets Foundation for the Smart Grid

Grid4EU is a four-year, multi-national project that comprises six smart grid projects by utilities in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. Together these projects cover more than half of Europe’s electricity supply. With an ecosystem of 27-partners, the project is focusing on smart grid solutions for renewable energy integration, grid automation and energy efficiency.  This will effectively lay the groundwork for future…

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Utilities Roll out the Smart Grid in Canada

…egrated energy solution provider serving approximately 162,000 electricity customers in Canada, selected Itron’s smart grid solution to support the utility’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project.  This follows on the heels of BC Hydro, another Canadian utility, announcing its plan to upgrade nearly 2 million electric meters over the next two years. Both utilities expect to improve customer engagement and reduce costs through opera…

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When ‘Machine-to-Machine’ Revolution Meets ‘Smart Cities’: A Glimpse into the Discussions inside San Diego Public Sector + Tech Community

…a transformation driven by new requirements around factory floor automation, traffic management, data analytics, smart grid, smart cities and machine-to-machine communication. We are moving fast towards a world in which all devices, machines, and vehicles are becoming connected and integrated with traditional enterprise networks and service providers. Public sector leaders are only just getting around to acknowledging this M2M revolution, the IoT…

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IPv6: Enabling the Internet of Things and Smart Grids

The Internet of Things is a fast growing market where IPv6 will play a central role. Cisco has recently delivered a new series of products with very innovate technologies for the energy market with a number of new technologies, all IPv6 based! Indeed, the new routing protocol for the Internet of Things, RPL, which has been adopted as an international standard by the IETF (RFC 6550) and CoAP, the lightweight resources management protocol specifie…

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Zigbee IP: Extending the Smart Grid to Consumers

…industrial and residential customers to better monitor and manage their energy consumption is a key benefit of a Smart Grid.  As part of their grid modernization initiatives, utilities are providing information and incentives to end consumers. These include visibility to real-time energy consumption, as well as variable price and demand response signals that communicate with energy management devices and smart appliances. This will drive more low…

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