12. January 2016 · Comments Off on Realization of a Vision: NZ on its way to 90 percent renewables · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy Excelerator is helping New Zealand reach its goal of 90 percent renewables by 2025. The nation’s leading cleantech incubator, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Energy Excelerator is partnering with Vector, New Zealand’s largest distributor of energy to give the utility access to Energy Excelerator’s broad portfolio of cleantech companies and a vast pipeline of innovation.”Innovation is core to Vector’s growth. Energy Excelerator and its pipeline of innovation will help us test and scale new solutions,” said Simon Mackenzie, CEO of Vector. Vector is also partnering with Tesla Energy to deploy energy storage in New Zealand.

Source: Realization of a Vision: NZ on its way to 90 percent renewables – SmartGridNews

15. December 2015 · Comments Off on Silver Spring Networks Introduces International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silver Spring Networks recently announced Starfish, an international wireless IPv6 network service for the Internet of Things. Building on the company’s footprint of 22 million connected devices for IoT networks on five continents, Starfish is designed to enable commercial enterprises, cities, utilities, and developers to access a reliable, secure, and scalable IoT network service with service level agreements (SLAs) that meet their needs. Starfish will first be available in the North American cities of Chicago, San Antonio, and San Jose; the European cities of Bristol, Copenhagen, and Glasgow; and in Calcutta, India. Silver Spring intends to expand Starfish’s IoT service coverage across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand throughout 2016 and beyond.

Source: Silver Spring Networks Introduces International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things

18. May 2015 · Comments Off on Australia and New Zealand To Invest $6.8 Billion In Smart Grid Infrastructure Between 2015 and 2025 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Australia and New Zealand have among the best performing power sectors in the world. The two countries have been aggressive in investing in smart grid infrastructure to modernize their grids and offer benefits to their electricity customers. New Zealand is reaching near full market penetration of smart meters (AMI) and will shift to investment in distribution automation over the next decade. In Australia, the state of Victoria is wrapping up its smart meter deployment, but there is still significant opportunity in other states, according to a new study published recently by Northeast Group, LLC.

Source: Australia and New Zealand To Invest $6.8 Billion In Smart Grid Infrastructure Between 2015 and 2025

02. September 2014 · Comments Off on Silver Spring Networks Wins Frost & Sullivan Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year Award · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI – News) today announced that it was recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2014 New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year award. In New Zealand’s retailer led, disaggregated market, Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 networking platform, software, and services has helped enable energy retailers, distribution companies, and Metering Service Providers more flexibility and reliability in the delivery of their services and empowered consumers to take more control over their energy choices. Silver Spring has collaborated with SmartCo, a consortium of lines companies including Alpine Energy, Electricity Invercargill, Network Tasman, The Power Company, OnMetering, and WEL Networks, to deploy smart infrastructure services to support a number of retailers, and serving urban and rural consumers across New Zealand.

via Silver Spring Networks Wins Frost & Sullivan Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year Award – Yahoo7 Finance Australia.

21. March 2014 · Comments Off on Conference to focus on energy efficiency · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy efficiency and productivity will be the focus of The Energy Conference 2014 opening in Wellington on Wednesday March 19, revealing how better use of existing energy supplies can save New Zealand producers and the global economy millions of dollars.

The conference is being hosted by the National Energy Research Institute (NERI) and the University of Otago. It includes a wide range of top international energy experts as keynote speakers, the Minister of Energy, Simon Bridges, along with the Labour energy spokesperson David Shearer.

via Conference to focus on energy efficiency | Voxy.co.nz.