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Battery Innovation Center to certify conformance for OpenFMB standard

Mar 25, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – The Battery Innovation Center, a testing and evaluation lab for energy storage systems in southern Indiana, has announced its commitment in becoming the first commercially accredited test laboratory for grid devices, systems and applications to certify interoperability conformance to the Open Field Message Bus framework standard.

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Sierra Wireless Demonstrates Next-Generation Intelligent Edge Technology for Smart Grids at DistribuTECH 2019

Feb 5, 2019

Vancouver, Canada. – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), along with Duke Energy and Open Energy Solutions (OES) today announced they have developed a next-generation intelligent edge platform to run more complex, centrally managed and containerized edge applications. This ratified architecture, which enables more resilient, efficient and secure smart grids, will be demonstrated at DistribuTECH 2019, Feb. 5-7, in Sierra Wireless’ booth #719.

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DistribuTech Notebook: Duke Energy, OpenFMB and Building a ‘Smartphone for the Grid’

Feb 5, 2019

The annual DistribuTech conference is the place to discover the latest advances in power grid technology — and catch up on long-running technology efforts that are finally starting to bear near-commercial fruit.

For the past six years, giant utility Duke Energy and a who’s-who list of corporate partners have been working on a technology known as an Open Field Message Bus, or OpenFMB. This standard is meant to allow smart meters, solar inverters, battery controllers, distribution grid control systems and communications network nodes to use their on-board computing power to solve edge-of-grid problems that happen too fast for centralized grid control systems to manage.

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Avista, Duke Energy invest in grid edge software technology to deliver benefits to customers

Jan 9, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. – Avista Development, a wholly owned unregulated subsidiary of Spokane, Wash.-based Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced a joint investment in Open Energy Solutions Inc. (OES) to develop open source software for grid edge technology solutions.

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