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Energy boxes for which value?

4 January 2016 eric morel 0

The idea of boxes Energy is not new: fifteen years ago, the desire to rely on residential gateways and the first home automation offerings already reflected the hopes placed in technology to improve energy efficiency in residential housing and, at that time, rather in the […]

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Pilot projects may hide our unability to decide

21 December 2015 eric morel 0

In every city and in every country, bloom pilot projects, demonstrators and various types of tests. The launch of such a project is enough to attract journalists to a city claiming itself to be a Smart City, in short, feeding the buzz. But, why so […]

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Reinventing the city: a job to be reserved to city planners

14 December 2015 eric morel 0

In recent years, major technological advances in the digital domain focus attention and investment: cloud applications, mobile applications, Internet of things etc … Their deployment in the area of the city stands out as an inevitable trend and opportunities seem an inexhaustible source of innovations. In […]

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Is it still possible to control energy systems for a central point?

30 November 2015 eric morel 0

The case of electrical distribution networks is very significant of the matter. Until today, they are organized hierarchically for transmitting electricity from large power plants to consumption places. They were logically operated centrally. Centralized control and monitoring systems are “connected” to the main sub-stations, to […]

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European Utility Week: Back to basics

9 November 2015 eric morel 0

The largest event dedicated to the Smart Grid industry in Europe has just ended. The various players have left me the impression of a return to the basics of their business. Is it because of economic difficulties and tensions in various markets? Or, is this […]

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