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Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

The Vodafone Group is now deploying fuel cells as an alternative source for power for some of its cell sites. Vodafone Group senior manager of infrastructure and energy Lee Andrew Jones wrote in post on TelecomLead that the operator’s South African operations Vodacom has turned to fuel cells to power sites, particularly sites outside the […]

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China running 529 smart city pilot projects | Enterprise IT News

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Communications Day The Chinese government’s smart city program has kicked into a new gear following the release of the first guideline document last year, and the establishment of an inter-ministerial working group on the topic last October. And accordingly, vendor ZTE is looking to make smart cities a key part of its enterprise portfolio. […]

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Landis+Gyr wins large advanced metering infrastructure contract in Holland

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Landis+Gyr wins large advanced metering infrastructure contract in Holland

Landis+Gyr has won a contract for the deliver 3 million smart metres for four major Dutch distribution grid operators – Stedin, DELTA Netwerkbedrijf, Westland Infra and Liander The metres follow the Dutch Smart Meter SMR5 specifications and include both gas and electricity metres. The smart metre project is expected to take place between 2016 and […]

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Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out | afr.com

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The expected retailer-led roll out of smart meters in Australia is expected to lay the foundations for a smart grid that will open a new world of high-tech home energy control for consumers. Source: Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out | afr.com

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ITU standards to integrate Internet of Things in Smart Cities

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

New expert group to specialise in IoT and its applications ITU members have established a new ITU-T Study Group to address the standardization requirements of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. The new group is titled “ITU-T Study Group 20: IoT and its applications, including smart […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

Scientists have launched a US$150 billion project – self-described as this century’s moon-landing challenge – aimed to reducing the cost of new build renewable energy plants to lower than new build coal power plants by as early as 2020. The 10-year program, aptly named Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change, will research renewables, energy […]

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Smart microgrids to help data centers, farm communities use locally produced power

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Installing smart microgrids can help big power consumers use energy generated locally, particularly those generated by renewable sources. According to South Dakota State University assistant professors of electrical engineering and computer science department Wei Sun and Reinaldo Tonkoski, smart power management technologies will make it possible for communities and business to use locally produced wind […]

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Tesla’s batteries to support 500MWh project for AMS

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tesla has won a deal to supply 500MWh worth of its Powerpack battery system to Advanced Microgrid Solutions, who will install the units in commercial and industrial facilities, according to Energy Manager Today. The business model for the project remains unclear. Instead of Powerpacks storing energy for use inside the facilities, AMS’ model seems to […]

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