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Posts tagged “smart grid”

December 11, 2012

Premium Lock Life science services firm INC Research names new CIO

INC Research  Raleigh-based INC Research, which recently expanded its consulting services to include strategic advisory support for life science firms, now has a new chief information officer.

Updated December 11, 2012

Premium Lock Time is now for us to address our water woes

Opinion from Sensus CEO Peter Mainz: Water utilities and municipalities across the country are looking for ways to strike the right balance between consuming and conserving water. They must manage the rising costs of energy, capture lost water and revenue and support new customer service expectations.

It's time to protect water supplies It's time to protect water supplies

Updated November 16, 2012

Premium Lock ABB, GM develop power source from used Chevy Volt batteries

ABB researchers based in Raleigh have teamed with General Motors to develop an uninterruptable power supply from Chevy Volt batteries.

Volt's battery train. Volt's battery train.

November 12, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure hires Elster Group exec to lead investor, media relations

John Bluth, a former executive at Eslter Group, is the new senior vice president for investor relations and corporate communications at PowerSecure International.

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Updated October 12, 2012

Premium Lock Sensus defends 186,000 'smart meters' being yanked by Pa. utility

Raleigh-based Sensus, a developer of smart grid software and metering technology, insists there are "no safety issues" with its meters. But a Pennsylvania utility firm is yanking meters that were part of a $650 million project.

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October 4, 2012

Premium Lock ABB takes smartgrid to kids in project with Marbles museum

Marbles Kids Museum and ABB, a company focusing on power and automation technology, announced a multi-year investment in the downtown Raleigh museum to develop a new exhibit called a "Kid Grid," which will feature playful activities in a pretend power grid. It's the first of its kind in the country.

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Updated September 18, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh-based RegEd buys social media tech company

RegEd RegEd, a provider of compliance services for financial services firm, is acquiring Arkovi, a provider of archiving and surveillance solutions through social media.

September 18, 2012

Premium Lock Cisco, Elster team up for smart grid solution

Elster Two companies with a major presence in the Triangle are partnering to offer a solution for smart grid services and communication.

August 29, 2012

Premium Lock $2.3B deal for Elster, which has U.S. HQ in Raleigh, closes

Elster A U.K. investment company paid $2.3 billion for the Germany-based company which focuses on power meters and advanced electricity grids. Elster's CEO and CFO resign as deal closes.

August 27, 2012

Premium Lock Sensus defends smartmeters, denies blame in fires

A series of fires in Philadelphia area has led to a suspension of Sensu smartmeter installations, but the Raleigh firm denies it is to blame and isn't issuing a recall.

Sensus CEO Peter Mainz now has a smart meter. Sensus CEO Peter Mainz now has a smart meter.

Updated August 7, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure CEO: 'We are having a terrific 2012'

The Wake Forest-based power technology firm reports a 26-percent jump in revenues, a profitable quarter and a growing backlog of business.

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July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Smart grid firm Sensus acquires 15% equity stake in Brazilian company

Sensus Raleigh-based Sensus makes its second quity deal of the year through investment in CAS Tecnologia.

Updated July 11, 2012

Premium Lock ABB, which has U.S. HQ in Cary, sees IBM as threat

ABB Ltd., the world's largest maker of power transformers, sees Hewlett-Packard Co. and International Business Machines Corp. as new competitors jostling for orders to protect factories from cyber attacks.

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June 29, 2012

Premium Lock Elster, which has U.S. HQ in Raleigh, is being sold

Elster A U.K. investment company will pay $2.3 billion for the Germany-based company which focuses on power meters and advanced electricity grids.

Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock 'Silicon Valley of smart grid' RTP plays host to international grid event

A crowd of some 225 people including attendees from around the world are attending the 'Networked Grid' conference in Durham to discuss the future of smart grid, smart meter and network technology.

Networked Grid Networked Grid

Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock In $8M deal, Sensus takes smart grid down to your toaster

Sensus Under a licensing deal with a U.K. firm, Raleigh-based Sensus will be able to offer its utility customers the ability for individuals to monitor power use in their homes by device. They can do it with a mobile app or from PC.

March 20, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Axial Exchange, SciQuest, Cree, Sensus, lupus survey

Local Tech Briefs Axial Exchange goes 'cloud;' Los Angeles picks SciQuest; Cree adds more LEDs; Sensus in smart grid deal; lupus impact understated, survey finds.

March 9, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure revenues surge in 'transformational year'

Earnings    With revenues growing across the business, the Wake Forest-based power and technology firm delivers record revenues. "Net, net," its CEO says, "we are very pleased ..."

Updated March 6, 2012

Premium Lock Energy boon means 'millions' in new contract for PowerSecure

Power grid The Wake Forest-based energy technology company lands a contract for new electrical transmission infrastructure.

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