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Oracle buys DataRaker for its big data analysis tools

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Oracle is planning to buy DataRaker in a move that will give it a cloud-based platform for analyzing data from smart meters used by energy utilities. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, weren't disclosed....
Oracle buys DataRaker for its big data analysis tools

Google Gets Approval To Trade Energy: Will It Sell To Consumers?

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The US Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) has given Google subsidiary Google Energy authorization to trade electricity in bulk like other utility companies. FERC has issued an order allowing Delaware-based Google Energy to buy and sell power at market rates. This clears the way for Google to control their energy...
Google Gets Approval To Trade Energy: Will It Sell To Consumers?
Stem learns how your business uses energy and helps you save it

Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

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If you’re trying to promote a new mobile industry standard called Weightless, it makes sense to hire an industry heavyweight to do the lifting. U.K. wireless startup Neul has hired former Icera CEO Stan Boland to take over the company. Boland co-founded phone baseband chipmaker Icera in 2002, heading up...
Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul
AutoGrid pulls in $9M to turn 'big data' into an energy source

Machine-to-machine systems resurrect a mobile rivalry

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Just as the mobile world seems to be finding peace and harmony around LTE, the age-old feud between GSM and CDMA is flaring up again.Now, the battleground is M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, the emerging use of wireless to link devices such as smart meters, medical devices and vehicles. Though many...
Machine-to-machine systems resurrect a mobile rivalry

Power giant ABB to acquire wireless mesh firm Tropos

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Swiss power giant ABB plans to acquire wireless mesh networking company Tropos Networks, the companies announced on Friday. Founded in 2000, Tropos started out making wireless networks for cities and emergency responders (remember MuniFi), and more recently has been selling its wireless mesh networks to utilities for smart grid deployments....
Power giant ABB to acquire wireless mesh firm Tropos

Silicon Labs to buy Ember for $72M for Internet of things

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The over a decade-old company that makes the building blocks — chips, gear and software — for ZigBee-based wireless networks is finally being acquired. Austin-based chip company Silicon Labs announced on Monday that it has acquired Boston-based Ember for $72 million. Ember was founded back in 2001 and backed by...
Silicon Labs to buy Ember for $72M for Internet of things

Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks

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Finland has long been a leader with smart meters and smart grids. It is no surprise then the small Scandinavian country has big plans for its smart power infrastructure: the melding of smart grids, cloud computing and social networks. The result could be a collection of virtual micro grids...
Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks

Tips for presenting energy data: look to Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon

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What’s the key to making energy data interesting, and more importantly, able to influence behavior? DJ Patil, data scientist extraordinaire at Greylock Partners and previously at LinkedIn, doled out some tips at GTM Research’s Soft Grid conference in San Francisco Wednesday, including telling the audience to look to some of...
Tips for presenting energy data: look to Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon

A Khosla-backed big data energy startup you should know about

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Utilities worldwide are installing smart meters on homes and businesses, which means there could be as much as 50 terabytes of energy data that can emerge from a million or so homes in a year. The problem has been that there haven’t been very many ways to make good use...
A Khosla-backed big data energy startup you should know about
Early results: PG&E customers like controlling thermostats with iPhones
Mobile security companies are 'tripping up' says Mocana

3 green technologies that could become disrupters (video)

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NRG Energy CEO David Crane says smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could cause disruptive change in the energy industry. [Read more]...
3 green technologies that could become disrupters (video)
Starbucks to add a shot of energy efficiency to its coffee shops

So which bright spark thought of smart meters?

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There's a good case for rethinking the way we supply and charge for electricity, but the government's take on smart meters is a recipe for disasterThose whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make smart. "Smart" is an interesting adjective, as evidenced by the OED's extensive entry for it....
So which bright spark thought of smart meters?

Are utility companies ready for full smart grids?

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In the Smart Grid Heavy Hitters video interview series I have been publishing here on GreenMonk, one of the questions I ask all interviewees is, “What is a Smart Grid?” Almost all the interviewees talk about an infrastructure capable of full end-to-end, two-way communications. That is, communication from utilities...
Are utility companies ready for full smart grids?

AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

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Smart energy startup AlertMe has struck a deal that could super-charge its expansion by providing its technology to the U.K.’s largest domestic energy supplier. In an announcement on Tuesday, AlertMe — which runs a cloud-based service that monitors and analyzes people’s energy use and gives them detailed feedback — said...
AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

OFFICIAL: Smart meters won't be compulsory

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No offence to refuse in Blighty Video  So-called 'smart meters' will not be mandatory, the energy minister has confirmed. The pledge was made by Charles Hendry last Thursday, and confirmed to us by the Department of Energy and Climate Change today.…...
OFFICIAL: Smart meters won't be compulsory

Google Asks Obama to Support Home Energy App Platform

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Google and 45 other organizations have sent a public letter to President Barack Obama calling for federal support for technology and education that would give consumers access to information about their energy consumption and give companies the ability to build applications on top of that information. Google, AT&T, General Electric,...
Google Asks Obama to Support Home Energy App Platform

Using a tweet to get the power back on faster

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Your power just died — what’s the first thing you do? No, not go get candles. If you’re like many of us, you probably grab your phone and tweet, or write a Facebook message, about how supremely annoying and inconvenient losing power is (ugh, you were in the middle of...
Using a tweet to get the power back on faster

Smart meters 'to cut bills by £64'

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Households in Wales will each save about £64 a year on energy bills when new smart meters are installed, British Gas says....
Smart meters 'to cut bills by £64'

The next hot smart grid market: Brazil

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With its booming economy, growing middle class and investments in city infrastructure, Brazil is looking like it’ll be the next hot market for smart grid development. According to a report in Metering, Siemens is making a $1 billion investment into the smart grid market in Brazil over the next five...
The next hot smart grid market: Brazil

Infosys cuts energy use in US

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Indian IT giant claims it's efficiency efforts are better than Google and Apple's, but Greenpeace says it should look beyond itselfInfosys, the Indian outsourcing giant, has cut its per employee electricity use by about a third and introduced energy efficiency measures that have saved the company $32m (£29m) since 2009.Through...
Infosys cuts energy use in US

Nest acquires MyEnergy, inherits better analysis tools for its customers

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Nest, makers of the award-winning Learning Thermostat, announced today that it's acquired MyEnergy, an online service that lets you consolidate energy bills and share them with friends and family. Until recently, Nest's intelligence was limited to the confines of your home. This changed last month when the company launched...
Nest acquires MyEnergy, inherits better analysis tools for its customers

On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech

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Finding a better, low-power way to send data over long distance is crucial for tracking energy use and monitoring the health of an electric grid. On-Ramp Wireless has been tackling this challenge and now aims to raise nearly $30 million to commercialize its technology, according to its regulatory filing on Thursday....
On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech

How energy data will impact the smart grid

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The deployment of smart meters combined with the growth of cloud computing infrastructure has created opportunities to build business models around the volume of emerging energy data. Estimates indicate that when smart meters are fully deployed, they will generate 1,000 petabytes of data a year, about five times the amount...
How energy data will impact the smart grid
Futuristic startup super charges your possessions into digital life

Smart meters 'are privacy risk'

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An EU data watchdog warns of the "considerable risks" posed to privacy by new energy "smart meters"....
Smart meters 'are privacy risk'

Silver Spring targets Asia's smart grids with Singapore deal

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Recently public smart grid player Silver Spring Networks has started working on a deal with Singapore utility Singapore Power to build a wireless smart grid network including smart meters. The deal is Silver Spring’s first in Asia and Silver Spring Executive Vice President, Global Development Eric Dresselhuys tells me he...
Silver Spring targets Asia's smart grids with Singapore deal
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