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Control4 to deploy “home area network” for Texas utility to manage power

Yesterday, Control4, a consumer energy management solutions provider, announced that it has been selected by Texas utility Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative to provide a home area network (HAN) for its members. Also known simply as a home network, HAN is used to connect multiple devices

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AEP Ohio applies for US $ 75 million from DOE for smart grid plan

American Electric Power operating unit AEP Ohio has applied for a US $75-million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to fund its gridSMART demonstration project. The grant will be used to enable the installation of around 110,000 advanced electricity meters. AEP Ohio’s

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eMeter providing software solutions for smart grid in Eastern US

Smart grid management company eMeter has announced the deployment of their EnergyIP meter data management system as part of the advanced metering program of Eastern US utility CenterPoint Energy. CenterPoint Energy is an electric transmission and distribution utility

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Smart grid company among fastest-growing companies in Pittsburgh area

The Pittsburgh Business Times lauded smart grid company BPL Global, Ltd. (BPLG) last Friday as the fastest-growing environmental, engineering and energy company in the Pittsburgh region in Pennsylvania, US. The publication ranks the region’s private companies based on the rate of

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Telvent to build largest smart metering project in Finland

Finnish utility Fortum will invest 120 million euros (US $171.5 million) for a smart metering system in Finland to be designed and built by Spanish IT company Telvent, recent media releases said. Telvent will wire 550,000 households and small businesses to a smart grid system by the end of

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Trilliant and IBM team up to expand smart grid services

Leading smart grid company Trilliant teamed up with IBM to operate smart grids by combining Trilliant’s energy efficiency technologies with IBM’s network software products. IBM’s Tivoli and Websphere systems, meant to manage business networks and data will now

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Lockheed Martin and Black & Veatch to assist utilities in smart grid funding bids

Lockheed Martin and Black & Veatch have teamed up to help utility clients improve the reliability, efficiency and interoperability of the electric power grid and protect it against cyber attacks. The two companies are offering a comprehensive suite of integrated technology

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PECO files US $ 650-million smart grid plan with Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania utility PECO has filed its US $650-million plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to install more than 1.6 million residential and commercial smart meters and advanced communications networks within the state. The plan, announced last week, will install advanced metering infrastructures (AMI) to allow customer energy usage to

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ABS Energy Research analyzes smart metering market

ABS Energy Research just released its ABS Electricity Meters Report, a comprehensive view of the growing global acceptance of advanced metering.

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Progress Energy seeks US $ 200 million from ARRA for smart grid

North Carolina-based and Fortune 500 energy company Progress Energy has applied for a US $200 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support its smart grid project in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has submitted its application to the Department of Energy (DOE).

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