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Pacific Power rolling out half a million smart meters




Pacific Power is replacing 590,000 traditional electric meters in Oregon homes and businesses with digital smart meters. The installations will roll out region by region throughout 2018 and into the autumn of 2019.
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Estonia to pilot blockchain on smart grid

A pilot project aims to test large-scale tokenisation of energy data on the blockchain in Estonia. The project will be a real-world test using anonymised data to simulate and demonstrate what the future of energy trading using blockchain technology might look in Europe.
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Sandia Labs develops control system to smooth grid oscillations




Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech University have demonstrated a control system that smoothes oscillations using smart grid technology. The system lets utilities push more electricity through transmission lines, leading to lower costs and greater stability for the grid.
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Schneider tackles energy distribution in multiple-occupancy buildings

French energy management and automation company Schneider Electric has launched a 54-product distribution range for multi-occupancy buildings.
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Canada issues $100m call for smart grid proposals

The Canadian government is putting up $100m to fund smart grid expansion to help fight climate change, create clean jobs and ensure safer power delivery.
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HPE, PTC and Wind River back IMC RFP programme




Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), PTC and Intel subsidiary Wind River – have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP programme for IoT software platforms, presented last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Dewa approves budget increase for energy projects




The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has approved a total budget of AED26.417bn for 2018, up from AED24.358bn in 2017, to invest in conventional and non-conventional energy sources, advanced technologies and innovative projects.
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Watchdog investigates UK smart meter roll out

The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) is to assess whether the government is on track to achieve its target of rolling our smart meters to all homes and small businesses by 2020.
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Smart grids could save smart city citizens $14bn a year

Smart grids linked to smart cities will save citizens $14bn a year in energy bills by 2022, according to data from Juniper Research.
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