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Accenture and Siemens Team Up for Smart Grid

Accenture and Siemens Infrastructure & Cities have announced that they are working together to provide smart metering solutions to help utility companies improve the automation, planning, monitoring and diagnosis of their electric grid infrastructures. Accenture and Siemens will specifically collaborate on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Meter Data Management (MDM) solutions, which are design ...

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Expansion of Smart Grid a Priority for South Korea

South Korea plans to consider various ways to expand the use of the smart grid system as part of its efforts to enhance the nation's long-term energy efficiency, according to Ministry of Strategy and Finance. In a recently held meeting, the government had reviewed future energy policy directions and discussed ways to enhance energy efficiency and effectively cope with other problems from greenhouse gases. S ...

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SEA, ANZ smart grid markets to hit US$3B by 2018

The smart grid markets in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand are expected to generate revenues of US$3 billion by 2018, up from US$1.4 billion in 2011, and growth will be driven by those with well-developed industrial infrastructure. A Frost & Sullivan study released on Thursday added countries with an advanced software market and a high acceptance for technology will help spur smart grid growth. ...

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World Bank Approves Multi-Million Efficiency Fund in Vietnam

The World Bank has approved a US$449 million loan to Vietnam for a project aiming to streamline electricity distribution across the country and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The $800 million Distribution Efficiency Project is an effort to meet the objectives of Vietnam’s National Energy Development Strategy to 2020 by reducing investment needs in the power sector, strengthening energy security and respon ...

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Indonesia getting smart with Alstom

Alstom, a global leader in energy and transport infrastructure have recently introduced its Agile digital substation technology as part of the “smart grid” technology products, to enhance energy transmission and distribution networks through digital control and monitoring. Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, executive vice president of Alstom, said his firm, which has operated in Indonesia since 1996, would use the te ...

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Smart Grid Set to $4.5 Billion in Asia by 2020

A new report into the potential for smart grid growth in Southeast Asia by Pike Research claims that investments will lead to a doubling of revenues over the next eight years. The report claims that revenues generated by investments in transmission, substation and distribution upgrades, as well as smart meters, will grow at a compound annual rate of 10%, rising from approximately $1.9 billion in 2011 to abo ...

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Smart Grid: Asia Forum to Take Place in Hong Kong

A forum to discuss future strategies for the planning, optimization and delivery of Smart Grid projects in the Asia-Pacific region will be held in Hong Kong in 2013. The forum will bring together the APAC region’s foremost smart grid experts to debate and explore the core fundamentals needed to develop smart grid pilot projects through to national and city-level projects. This event will be a must-attend fo ...

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Mitsui Teams up with Viridity Energy to Bring Smart Grid Technology To Asia

Mitsui and Co have made a massive investment in order to bring Smartgrid technology to the Asia Pacific region. The IT and engineering giant Mitsui & Co have teamed up with a US-based energy demand management specialist Viridity Energy, investing $15 million. Japan based Mitsui said that the deal still requires approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. If approved, it will secure the company a ...

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Qatar Commits to Smart Energy Solutions for World Cup Event

Now that is has been selected to host the World Cup in 2022, Qatar authorities have committed to making the event a sustainable, carbon neutral event. Environmentalists have expressed concern about Qatar’s infrastructure—or lack thereof—and its ability to accommodate such a large event; specifically, how to keep attendees comfortable amidst the country’s high heat and humidity. But government officials are ...

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EnOcean Partners with FES to Market Smart Energy Solutions

EnOcean has entered into a strategic relationship with Future Energy Solutions (FES) to open new markets for its energy harvesting wireless sensor solutions. The partnership calls for FES to add EnOcean’s products to its growing portfolio of smart metering, solar, home area network, and energy harvesting solutions in key geographical markets Asia, Europe, North and South America. EnOcean reports its energy ...

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