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Enel Begins Construction of New Solar Project in Chile

Enel Green Power has initiated the construction of Lalackama II, the company’s latest photovoltaic (PV) plant in Chile, joining Enel’s three other solar facilities. The total investment to build the new power plant is approximately $32 million. Lalackama II is supported by a power supply contract to sell energy to private customers. With a reported…

Elster Selected for Smart Meter Program in Brussels

Brussels’ Sibelga has contracted Elster to provide the platform for improved smart meter communication as part of the utility’s remote metering for the industry (ReMI) program. Sibelga deployed Elster’s solutions to introduce automated meter reading (AMR) for Sibelga’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Frank Arbyn, Elster’s Sibelga project manager says his company’s “deep industry knowledge,…

Wirepas, Aidon Team to Advance IoT

Wirepas is partnering with Aidon, which provides smart meter solutions and smart grid applications, to advance the Internet of things (IoT). The collaboration comes not long after Wirepas launched Pino, the only fully automatic and distributed multi-hop mesh IoT network in the market. Wirepas chief executive officer Teppo Hemiä, CEO of Wirepas says, finds the collaboration a perfect match:…

ABB and Vestas to Supply Renewable Energy to Remote Communities

ABB is working with Vestas to provide rural communities in developing countries with affordable clean electricity. The two companies have announced plans to jointly deliver power technology and system integration solutions for remote off-grid and microgrid communities. As part of their collaboration, factory-refurbished Vestas wind turbines will be integrated with ABB microgrid power stabilization solutions…

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…