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Asia’s Greener Grid

Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the 10 reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that they will “go green” have called into question nuclear power’s long-term viability, at least in East Asia. Indeed, 2017 may mark the end of the region’s nuclear love affair – and the start of a new one with renewables. Sout ...

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Elcogen Fuel Cell’s in REFLEX Project

European fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen will supply its technology for a groundbreaking new project demonstrating how reversible solid oxide cells can be used in innovative clean energy storage systems. Elcogen’s market-leading solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology will be used in the upcoming REFLEX project, which will operate an energy hub coupled to solar and mini-hydro renewable sources to provide bot ...

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China Leads Smart Meter Installations

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the state of the global utility electric smart meter market, tracking data related to customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors, systems integrators, and meter data management (MDM) vendors. In Asia Pacific, the smart meter market remains fragmented, with a subset of the region’s major countries engagin ...

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Changing the Energy Game through Hacking?

As the focus is shifting from hardware to software and the digital potential is explored to provide energy solutions such as in case of blockchain, demand side management, IoT and smart grids, GIZ, a state-owned company supporting the German government in reaching its sustainable development goals, has come together with CalCEF/New Energy Nexus, TechGrind, CU Innovation Hub, and KX, to launch the Smart Ener ...

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Siemens Digitises Singapores Energy Hub

Siemens partners with Singapore to establish its first fully-integrated Digitalization Hub Munich Powered by MindSphere – Siemens' cloud-based open IoT operating system, the Hub will drive digitalization in the country Team of up to 300 digitalization experts by 2022 Development of new digital applications for companies in Southeast Asia, three cooperation agreements signed today To address the substantial ...

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Siemens Partners With China On Digitalization

Siemens partners with China on digitalization Berlin, 2017-Jul-05 Siemens cooperates with Chinese government in digital manufacturing, innovation and technology applications Memorandum of Understanding signed in presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping Strategic partnership with Chinese enterprises in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent manufacturing Sieme ...

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CyanConnode Has Contract Extended

CyanConnode, the world leader in narrowband radio mesh networks, announces that the $5.4 million purchase order from a specialist in energy management systems for a smart metering contract in Bangladesh, South Asia, announced on 9 February 2017 has now been increased to $9.3 million. The order for CyanConnode’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI”) solution has been increased from 150,000 units to 250,00 ...

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Singapore’s Cybersecurity Act Will Improve Utilities Security

Cybersecurity Act in Singapore set to improve security culture across Asian utilities, says Black & Veatch Singapore (9 June 2017) – Singapore’s upcoming Cybersecurity Act* is expected to heighten levels of cyber risk awareness among water, power and oil & gas utilities in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, according to a Black & Veatch security expert. “As we’ve seen across the world’s banki ...

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Indonesia’s Hybrid Plant Model Operational by March 18

A 1.2 MW hybrid plant is currently under development in a remote area of Indonesia aiming to provide 24-hours access to electricity for about 400 households in three villages. The project will be owned by the local community, offering a model for the development of solar PV in the country. By March next year, the remote Indonesian villages of Merabu, Long Beliu and Teluk Sumbang in Berau Regency of East Kal ...

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Is Distributed Generation a Threat to Utility Revenue?

According to a study done by Accenture Research, distributed generation including residential solar PVs poses an ongoing threat to utility revenue and hosting capacity. The study comprises interviews conducted by Accenture with some 100 utility executives across 20 countries. The report is Accenture's fourth edition analysing trends within the digitally enabled grid market. Distributed energy generation and ...

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