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Duke Energy Starts New Solar Energy Project

SunEnergy1 has begun installing the first of 92,000 JinkoSolar panels at the 52-MW (AC) Capital Partners solar photovoltaic project in eastern North Carolina. The Duke Energy Renewables-owned project is a collaboration between George Washington University, American University, and George Washington University Hospital that will provide solar energy “from rural North Carolina to the urban settings…

Itron Introduces New Intelligence Platform

Itron has launched Riva, a new edge intelligence platform. Leveraging Cisco’s open standards IPv6 network and IOx fog computing platform, Itron Riva offers adaptive communications that determine the best network path, including RF or PLC. According to Itron, the Riva platform “enables easy integration of third-party devices, creating numerous possibilities for realizing the promise of…

Southeast Asia Making Significant Smart Grid Investment

A new study by the Northeast Group is forecasting that Southeast Asian countries will invest $13.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next ten years. This investment will include smart meters and modernizing power transmission and distribution networks with sensors, communications, and software. Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam are expected to…

EPB Partners with DOE on Smart Grid Living Laboratory Project

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Electric Power Board is partnering with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to deliver more power and advance smart grid capabilities by using Chattanooga’s smart grid as a living laboratory for testing new energy technologies. Testing applied science on Chattanooga’s smart grid will help identify ideal environments…

Itron Selects Sierra Wireless as Modem Provider

Itron has selected Sierra Wireless’s AirPrime 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE cellular modules for its OpenWay solution. Itron reports it chose Sierra Wireless as a modem provider based on “its strong relationships with mobile network operators worldwide, and its ability to provide broad global support with pre-certified modules for multiple markets around the world.” Jeff…

Ofgem Launches Smart Meter Investigation

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has launched an investigation into the smart meter deployment progress of British Gas, E.ON, and npower, the utilities with the lowest installation completion rates for business smart meters. The agency is looking into whether all reasonable steps were taken to install the smart meters. As mandated by…