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Over £100 million from UK Government for Scottish renewable

  George Osborne, UK Chancellor has agreed to release £103 million in funds accrued from the levy on Scotland’s fossil fuel industry to support the development of renewables in the region. Ofgem the energy regulator, is holding in excess of ...

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Smart Grids – Outlook for the Russian market and pilot projects for the Perm region

  Last year, IDGC Holdings and Integrated Energy Systems who are 2 of the leading Russian energy companies started a Smart metering pilot project in the area serviced by IDGC of the Urals.It was launched as part of the “Count.Save.Pay” ...

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US to introduce stronger fuel efficiency standards

  Yesterday the US Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency announced stronger fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for urgently required for light trucks and cars. The new fuel economy and pollution standards covering model years 2017-2025 are ...

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Smart Grid scorecard released

The Smart Grid Research Consortium has released a scorecard for utilities to enable them to evaluate the smart grid and planning process. The object of the scorecard is to identify specific technologies and programs that best meet utility financial requirements. ...

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BT saves £13 million using Smart meters

  Telecom giant BT is installing smart energy management and control systems throughout its data centres, offices and telephone exchanges, saving around £13 million on energy bills. 22,000 smart meters and 1500 building energy management systems will be installed alongside ...

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Island Smart Grid Projects Launched By EDF

  EDF will be launching two Smart grid projects in France and on French Island territories in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. The project in mainland France will be named the “Nice Grid Project”. It is aimed at providing the first ...

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eMeter MDM chosen by NRGi for large-scale smart grid project in Denmark

  One of the largest consumer-owned energy companies in Denmark, NRGi has selected eMeter EnergyIP® meter data management platform for improvement and to scale its smart grid deployment to over 210,000 meters. eMeter will serve as part of NRGi’s framework ...

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Customers revealed 7 most valued smart grid benefits

  The top three benefits of smart grids that consumers rank most highly are saving money, avoiding wasting energy and more reliable service, according to a new survey from the U.S. Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). The remaining 4 were ...

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Guyana awarded IDB loan to boost energy efficiency

A $5 million loan has been awarded to Guyana by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help increase the efficiency of the country’s power system through loss reduction measures and improvements in the operation and maintenance of the distribution network. ...

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Collaboration of U.S. and Europe on smart grid standards development

                 The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) have announced their intention to work together on smart grid standards development. They ...

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