Meet Actility at the ETSI ONEM2M workshop in Nice Sophia Antipolis from 9-11 December

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Meet Actility at the ETSI ONEM2M workshop in Nice Sophia Antipolis

Actility will be showcasing demos and presenting on the role of ETSI M2M platforms in connecting sensor data from Low Power Wide Area(LPWA) networks.

From December 9 to 11, Actility will be speaking and showcasing demos at the ETSI/OneM2M workshop in Nice Sophia Antipolis on  the value of having a standards-based core application platforms. 

Actility’s CEO, Olivier Hersent will be speaking on a key trend ‘Using ETSI M2M Based Low Power and Long Range Networks for Smart Energy Applications’. Actility’s experience is based on its ThingPark Cloud platform which connects multiple RF networks including LPWA networks (Low Power Wide Area networks). The ThingPark Cloud platform can connect sensors across multiple verticals (smart parking, energy efficiency, smart home devices) and present a single standards-based REST api to application developers. 

For gateway vendors looking into a middleware solution to embed into their devices which would convert popular RF technologies such as Zigbee into the standard ETSI M2M data model, Actility has provided the Cocoon interworking middleware which can run on any standard linux platform. You can learn more about ETSI M2M driver development, REST API development and scalability in Actility’s online video channel in ETSI M2M.

For more on the ETSI/ONEM2M showcase please refer to the following website: http://www.etsi.org/news-events/events/768-2014-12-etsi-workshop-on-m2m

Actility extends the ThingPark wireless low power network to space during Stratocaching event in Prague

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Actility extends the ThingPark wireless low power network to space during Stratocaching event in Prague

In a world premiere for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies, Actility demonstrates ultra long range sensor connectivity range up to the stratosphere.

The ThingPark Wireless tracking seed, one of the lightest devices, transmitted a signal below 25mW from a very small 2.5cm printed antenna.

This experiment illustrates the enormous potential of the Thingpark Wireless low power networking technology for tracking and other battery powered IoT applications.

The event was followed online by over 120 000 viewers. 10.379 stratocachers registered for the game and 842 reported findings of a stratocaching seed but the ThingPark Wireless seed is still to be found.

DeWatergroep announces the successful implementation of Actility’s Demand Response Platform for managing water pumping stations

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DeWatergroep announces the successful implementation of Actility’s Demand Response Platform for managing water pumping stations

At the European Utility Week event in Amsterdam, the Belgian water utility has announced the successful implementation of Actility’s Smart Automated Demand Response platform to control water pumping stations and leverage their flexibility on energy markets.

The Smart Water project relies also on an agreement with Electrabel acting as current supplier and remunerator for flexibility. Actility has developed an optimal control automation tool taking into account the specific requirements of water distribution companies. Thanks to key modeling innovations and new predictive algorithms, the origination of such a green asset has been possible while ensuring security of operation of the installations and guaranteeing water supply. The energy consumption of the pump responds to price variations, while the level in water tanks and the pressure in the water supply are maintained at a correct level. As a result the energy costs of the water pumping stations are significantly reduced.

The growing integration of renewable energy sources results in highly fluctuating electricity prices. When electricity production from solar or wind farms in the country are above expectations, ELIA’s imbalance prices for a given quarter of an hour decrease, sometimes even to negative values. When such events occur, De Watergroep will respond by adjusting the power consumption of water pumps to store more water than forecasted at lower costs. When electricity consumption exceeds production, imbalance prices will soar, potentially even up to 4500€/MWh in cases where generation capacity would become insufficient to meet demand. During these critical periods, Actility will curtail pumping on the sites and sell the unconsumed electricity to the grid. This benefits both the power system with a more secure grid and De Watergroep by lowering their electricity bill.

You can read the full press release here: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/water-utility-de-watergroep-to-present-their-successful-implementation-of-actilitys-automated-demand-response-at-european-utility-week-281594631.html

IMST announces integration of their LoRa radio solutions with Actility’s ThingPark Wireless IoT network

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IMST announces integration of their LoRa radio solutions with Actility’s ThingPark Wireless IoT network

IMST will be providing new low power bidirectional LoRa radio modules on the LoRa to enable new sensors for the ThingPark Wireless Internet Of Things network.

Amsterdam. 4th of November 2014. IMST, the German expert for wireless solutions based near Dusseldorf announced the integration of their LoRa radio solutions with Actility’s LoRa-based Internet of Things network, ThingPark Wireless. IMST brings their expertise to the growing ThingPark Wireless LoRa eco-system with products such as the compact iM880A-L low-power module and the appropriate USB adapter iU880A designed for industrial control, security/automation, smart metering, smart building and smart city applications. “The Internet of Things will require LoRa-based networks like ThingPark Wireless and wireless modules to enable new sensors for all vertical applications. This partnership with a network provider leverages our business with LoRa solutions,” said Heinz-Syrzisko, Head of Wireless Solutions at IMST.

Enabling sensor development on the ThingPark Wireless long range network

The development of ultra long range low power networks creates new opportunities around the transformation of existing sensors into LoRa-enabled devices. They also stimulate a new market around new use cases made possible with LoRa’s reliable transmission of low data rate signals up to 15 km. This long range enables support for a wide range of applications such as smart home, smart building and smart metering applications. Data captured from IMST solutions are sent through the ThingPark Wireless to third-party smart energy management solutions or can be stored in Actility’s ThingPark Cloud infrastructure. “As an end-to-end Internet of Things service provider, Actility sees new opportunities for new sensors which can be enabled by leveraging IMST’s experience in LoRa based wireless products,” said Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility.

Time-to-market is very important in launching connected smart sensor solutions and IMST’s solutions provide a cost effective and quick solution for integrating LoRa technology into existing or new products. With their integration with ThingPark Wireless LRR base stations, Actility and IMST simplify and accelerate the first steps of LoRa integration by new smart service providers.

IMST offers integration support for the modules, antenna/hardware design, and software customization. They provide a complete service chain for wireless product development, starting from feasibility analysis and system design to all stages of development – demonstration, prototype, initial production, and full production with regulatory certification. The 180 employees have expertise in all wireless technologies and provide advice regardless of the specific technology.

About Actility

Actility is an industry leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) large scale infrastructure with ThingPark®, the new generation standard-based M2M communication platform. Actility’s ThingPark Wireless® network provides long-range coverage for low-power sensors used in SmartCity, SmartBuilding and Smart Factory applications. Actility also provides the ThingPark Cloud which provides big data storage for sensor data and exposes sensor function through an open API allowing developers to provide vertical applications on top of rolled out sensors. To help vendors transform their sensors Actility provides the ThingPark IoT platform which include embedded software solutions and cloud solutions to help devices connect to innovative applications. Visit www.actility.com.

About IMST 

IMST GmbH is a leading design house and development center for wireless modules, communication systems, chip design, antennas, EDA software, and regulatory certification using an in-house accredited/certified regulatory test center.  IMST offers both standard products such as radio modules with hardware/software as well as complete system and product design. Individualized support during every phase of product development including wireless technologies, from initial consulting to series production is one of the unique selling propositions of IMST. For more information, visit http://www.imst.com

* LoRa is a trademark of Semtech Corporation

Meet Actility at European Utility Week in Amsterdam

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Meet Actility at the European Utility Week in Amsterdam

Actility will be presenting live demos of the ThingPark Wireless IoT Network and showcasing the SmartDR Fast Demand Response platform.

European Utility Week is the utilities market’s key event bringing together all significant market forces and stakeholders under one roof. Actility is pleased to welcome all visitors at its booth 1.C90 from the 4th to the 6th of November in Amsterdam. With this year’s new interactive format, more utility representatives and more case-study presentations than ever before, the programme promises to deliver highly valuable and engaging content design for all levels of utility experts. Actility will be presenting during the Smart Home and Smart Water case study programs. The Smart Water presentation will focus on the use of Actility Energy’s Demand Response and energy optimization platform by DeWatergroep in Belgium to remotely control pump stations in a water transport network by taking into account time of day power tariffs. During the Smart Home case study, Actility will present how innovative long range wireless M2M and IoT technology can be used for smart building management. Actility provides an end-to-end solution providing to the social housing organization Habitat Toulouse the full instrumentation of the buildings they have under management. Actility’s energy performance application provides automatic audits that measure the viability of energy efficiency investments and define new implementation of building retrofits.

To register for the exhibition click here: https://registration.n200.com/survey/05zocgt8510jh/register?actioncode=NTWO000576DEH&partner-contact=19piztxnnsrxf

Rencontrez Actility au European Utility Week à Amsterdam

Actility présentera l’ensemble de l’éco-système de capteurs et d’applications autour du réseau Internet des Objets ThingPark Wireless

European Utility Week is the utilities market’s key event bringing together all significant market forces and stakeholders under one roof. Actility is pleased to welcome all visitors at its booth 1.C90 from the 4th to the 6th of November in Amsterdam. With this year’s new interactive format, more utility representatives and more case-study presentations than ever before, the programme promises to deliver highly valuable and engaging content design for all levels of utility experts. Actility will be presenting during the Smart Home and Smart Water case study programs. The Smart Water presentation will focus on the use of Actility Energy’s Demand Response and energy optimization platform by DeWatergroep in Belgium to remotely control pump stations in a water transport network by taking into account time of day power tariffs. During the Smart Home case study, Actility will present how innovative long range wireless M2M and IoT technology can be used for smart building management. Actility provides an end-to-end solution providing to the social housing organization Habitat Toulouse the full instrumentation of the buildings they have under management. Actility’s energy performance application provides automatic audits that measure the viability of energy efficiency investments and define new implementation of building retrofits.

To register for the exhibition click here: https://registration.n200.com/survey/05zocgt8510jh/register?actioncode=NTWO000576DEH&partner-contact=19piztxnnsrxf

Actility selected as Demand Response operator for the Brittany experimentation for the third consecutive year

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Actility selected as Demand Response operator for the Brittany experimentation for the third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year Actility will be playing a key role in improving demand-side management in the French Brittany region.

For the third consecutive year Actility has been selected as a Demand Response aggregator for the experimentaion in the Brittany region in France. The objective of the experimentation is to counter the electric security issues of the Brittany region which currently produces 12% of its total electric demand. 

The French Transmission Systems Operator (TSO) RTE together with the Brittany Region and the national government has decided to engage all market players, producers and Demand Response operators to play a key role in solving the scarcity issue. 

The experimentation is based on the Adjustment Mechanism market allowing players to define production and voluntary curtailment offers that aim at achieving higher grid stability. The total aggregated power required for the experimentation is 70MW.  After responding to the public RFP on the 2014-2015 experimenation, Actility has been selected by RTE and will be playing a key role byits experience from previous winter seasons. 

Actility will be aggregating sites based in Brittany with a capacity of 1MW or more. For this New experimentation the majority of the aggregated power can potentially be activated in a 30 minutes timeframe. The complementary nature of shorter warning periods with other curtailment requests made with a warning period of 14 hours will allow for a more optimized peak management mechanism. 

Read the full text of the announcement using the link below: http://www.rte-france.com/uploads/media/pdf_zip/presse/cp-2013/2013_10_02_CP_RTE_Ouest_Experimentation_bretagne-resultats_AO.pdf

Actility est sélectionné par RTE pour la troisième année consécutive en tant qu’opérateur d’effacement sur l’expérimentation Bretagne

Pour la troisième année consécutive consécutive Actility participera à l’expérimentation Bretagne pour assurer la sécurité électrique de la région pour une puissance totale de 70MW. 

L’objectif de l’expérimentation est de résoudre les problèmes de fragilité électrique de cette région qui liée à une production qui couvre environ 12% de sa consommation en permettant à des acteurs du marché de l’électricité tels qu’Actility de proposer des offres d’effacement de consommation pour répondre aux enjeux d’équilibre entre l’offre et la demande d’électricité. 

Actility lors des précédents hivers a connecté des sites Bretons avec une capacité individuelle de 1MW et plus pouvant répondre à des demandes de RTE en moins de 2 heures. Cette année, RTE Cette année, RTE souhaite rendre la majorité de la puissance disponible mobilisable dans un délai maximum de 2heures et même dans certains cas dans un délai de 30 minutes. 

La complémentarité de ces préavis plus courts avec ceux prévus sur une base de 14h, devrait permettre de répondre de manière plus optimale à la gestion des pointes de consommation.

Pour lire le communiqué de presse dans son intégralité, veuillez utiliser le lien ci-dessous:

Actility successfully completes ETSI M2M interoperability test during ETSI’s Plugtest in Sophia Antipolis

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Actility successfully completes ETSI M2M interoperability test during ETSI’s Plugtest in Sophia Antipolis

Actility’s ThingPark platform complies fully with the ETSI allowing ThingPark Wireless sensor and application vendors to easily integrate with the ThingPark Wireless IoT network

ETSI’s Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI) has organized the 1st Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interoperability testing event of the ETSI M2M architecture with the support of the European Commission.. The purpose of this event was to verify the M2M primitives interoperability as defined in the ETSI standards and to check end-to-end functionality on ETSI M2M interfaces dIa, mId and mIa.

The event was scheduled from 10 to 12 September 2014 in ETSI, Sophia Antipolis. Actility was successful in engaging in test sessions with M2M vendors allowing all parties to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of ETSI M2M standards.

All M2M systems vendors (including M2M Devices, DA, GSCL, NSCL, NA…) were invited to participate. For more information on the ETSI M2M architecture please refer to our dedicated channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/681026

Interoperability test scenarios were conducted based on ETSI M2M standards TS 102 690 and TS 102 921. All participants had the possibility to verify the common mechanisms (registration, subscription, discovery, access rights, etc …) specified in the standard, whatever M2M use cases is deployed for the implementations.

Sensing Labs annonce l’intégration de Senlab®, leur nouvelle gamme de capteurs communicants dédiés au Comptage et Bâtiment Intelligent, avec le réseau ThingPark Wireless d’Actility

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Sensing Labs annonce l’intégration de Senlab®, leur nouvelle gamme de capteurs communicants dédiés au Comptage et Bâtiment Intelligent, avec le réseau ThingPark Wireless d’Actility

Les nouveaux capteurs de Sensing Labs seront basés sur la technologie radio longue portée LoRa utilisée par le réseau Internet des Objets d’Actility.

Paris, Le 24 Septembre 2014.

La société Sensing Labs, conceptrice de capteurs Internet des Objets basse consommation et longue portée a annoncé le lancement de Senlab®, leur nouvelle gamme de produits basée sur la technologie LoRa pour les segments du Comptage Intelligent, du bâtiment intelligent et de la Ville Intelligente. Cette nouvelle solution permettra aux gestionnaires de bâtiments de lancer à moindre coût leur programme d’efficacité énergétique sur la base d’une collecte en temps réel de l’ensemble de leurs données de consommation d’eau et d’énergie. Cette nouvelle gamme de capteurs est complètement intégrée avec le réseau radio longue portée ThingPark Wireless. Une fois déployée sur des points hauts, une antenne du réseau ThingPark Wireless peut collecter des données d’efficacité énergétique sur une distance allant de 2 km pour des villes denses à 15 km pour des zones moins denses. « Le fait de disposer d’une solution de collecte de bout en bout va permettre à tout l’écosystème d’intégrateurs de la ville intelligente et du bâtiment intelligent de disposer d’une solution à moindre coût et avec des meilleures performances en terme de pénétration du signal radio et de sa portée comparée aux solutions existantes,” a déclaré Yann Guiomar, PDG de Sensing Labs. 

Une solution tout intégrée basée sur le réseau longue portée ThingPark Wireless

Les capteurs Sensing Labs utilisent la nouvelle technologie radio LoRa utilisée sur la bande libre ISM (Industriel Scientifique et Médical) et permettant un déploiement rapide et à moindre coût de capteurs industriels pour une large gamme de services liés à l’Internet des Objets. Cette technologie radio à étalement de spectre rend possible la transmission de signaux bas débit avec des portées allant jusqu’à 15km sans les problématiques des systèmes traditionnels en modulation FSK (frequency shift keying) notamment utilisés pour la relève de compteurs. Les données collectées à partir des capteurs sans-fil de Sensing Labs sont envoyées via le réseau ThingPark Wireless à des applications tierces de gestion de l’efficacité énergétique ou peuvent être hébergées au sein de l’infrastructure ThingPark Cloud d’Actility à des fins d’analyse dans le cadre de programme d’optimisation de la consommation énergétique. “Nous nous réjouissons du fait que Sensing Labs rejoigne notre écosystème de partenaires capteurs du réseau Internet des Objets ThingPark Wireless. L’équipe de Sensing Labs apporte une grande expérience et maîtrise des capteurs basse consommation dans le domaine du bâtiment intelligent et du comptage intelligent,” a déclaré Olivier Hersent, Président d’Actility.

Sensing Labs, une expertise unique dans la relève de compteurs et l’Internet des Objets 

Avec une consommation de près de 40% de l’énergie mondiale, les bâtiments sont au centre d’un enjeu de maîtrise où la relève temps réel des données de consommation énergétique devient clé. Les entreprises ont besoin dans le cadre de leur programme d’efficacité énergétique d’une solution rapide à déployer quels que soient les conditions de localisation, le taux d’occupation et la structure ou l’âge des bâtiments. Les équipes produits de Sensing Labs apportent leur longue expérience dans le domaine des capteurs de relève énergétique sans-fil et basse consommation avec une gamme de produit de très grande fiabilité, embarquant des applicatifs métiers à haute valeur ajoutée et poursuivant une philosophie d’installation ‘’plug and play’’.

A propos d’Actility

Actility est un leader dans l’industrie des infrastructures Machine-to-Machine (M2M) avec ThingPark, une plateforme standardisée nouvelle génération de connectivité et de communication. Le réseau ThingPark Wireless d’Actility permet de couvrir l’ensemble des besoins liés aux applications longue portée et bas débit de l’internet des objets tels que la ville intelligente et le bâtiment intelligent. Actility est également un agrégateur d’effacement qui met en œuvre un ensemble d’applications visant à optimiser la gestion de la demande d’énergie électrique dans le cadre du « Smart Grid », afin de réduire les pointes de consommation, de favoriser l’intégration des énergies renouvelables, de diminuer la quantité de CO2 émise par kilowatt-heure, et de limiter les nouveaux investissements nécessaires à l’instrumentation des bâtiments pour satisfaire aux nouvelles normes. Pour plus d’informations, visitez www.actility.com.

A propos de Sensing Labs

La société Sensing Labs est experte dans la conception de capteurs communicants longue portée et très basse consommation dédiés aux marchés du Comptage intelligent, de l’efficacité énergétique et de la ville intelligente. Ils s’agit des capteurs de la gamme Senlab® ou de développements basés sur des spécifications clients particulières.

La fiabilité, la valeur ajoutée des applicatifs métiers embarqués et la facilité de mise en œuvre des capteurs sont les points clefs guidant les équipes de développement de Sensing Labs.

Pour plus d’informations, visitez  www.sensing-labs.com

Actility obtains Reserve Service operator status from French TSO RTE

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Actility obtains Reserve Service operator status from French TSO RTE

The new Reserve Service Operator status now brings new revenues to industrial sites which can support load variations in one second or less.

Actility has been granted the status of system services operator by French Transmission Systems Operator (TSO). This allows Actility to provide automated fast sub one-second response service to frequency deviations on the grid. As a TSO, RTE controls the system frequency in real time by balancing electricity demand with generation. That frequency will fall in the event of a generation unavailability, such as failure from a large power station plant. Actility’s role as a System Service Operator is to reduce or increase load within seconds of the event so as to correct the frequency as rapidly as possible.

Leveraging this contracting mechanism Actility therefore brings additional revenues to industrial sites that can increase or reduce load rapidly in response to a locally detected frequency variation. Actility brings both its expertise in integrating with complex automation systems and its SmartDR fully automated platform for demand-side management. For more please refer to the RTE list of Reserve Service System operators:

http://clients.rte-france.com/lang/fr/clients_producteurs/services_clients/services_systeme.jsp

Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO, presents Actility’s vision for Internet of Things services Smart City innovation BFM Business

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Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO, presents Actility’s vision for Internet of Things services Smart City innovation BFM Business.

Actility will be presenting its SmartGrid and SmartCity innovations during the IBS SmartGrid SmartCity event in Paris

Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO, presents Actility’s vision for Internet of Things services Smart City innovation BFM Business.

The IBS SmartGrid SmartCity event will be held this week on the 24th of September 2014. Actility and other participants were invited to share their vision on Smart City innovations. Actility’s President Olivier Hersent, spoke on BFM Business about the vision of Actility on new innovating services enabled by the Internet of Things network ThingPark Wireless

One example of such innovative services is the use of long range low power Internet of Things network to connect energy sensors for energy efficiency measurements. Data collected by such M2M networks allow new applications to identify a number of ways to optimize consumption or define building retrofit programs which would significantly improve insulation. 

Actility also plays a key role as a SmartGrid player. Actility Energy operates a Fast Demand Response Platform which allows customers to change their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of energy over time or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use when prices are high or system reliability is in jeopardy. Actility allows utilities and consumers to coordinate energy efficiency and demand response providing them with better tools to understand, manage, and reduce their electricity use.

Contact us for more information on Actility Energy and the ThingPark Wireless long range Internet of Things Network.

Actility participates in Eco2Charge program to accelerate roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures

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Actility participates in Eco2Charge program to accelerate roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructures

Actility, the SmartGrid expert provides electric load demand side analysis to reduce total EV charging infrastructure costs

Paris, the 18th of September

The Eco2Charge program is an innovation project dedicated to electric vehicle charging infrastructures for campuses and tertiary sites. The objective of the project is to allow campuses and business centres to provide electric vehicles charging infrastructure using local smartgrids. The Eco2Charge includes eight leading players in electric mobility and demand management such as Actility, Alstom, Bouygues Energies & Services, le CEA, EMBIX, Nexans, Renault and the University de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Actility brings a strong expertise in smart energy demand-side management and electric load distribution. To reduce infrastructure and civil engineering costs, Actility supports cost optimisation by providing modelling and measurement platforms for load distrbution management which take into account Grid capacity.

Within Eco2Charge, Actility’s platform simulates the electricity grid supporting each EV(Electric Vehicle) charging station allowing operations teams to identify potential capacity inadequacies. The solution provides detailed estimation of potential upgrading costs of the grid infrastructure and manages user authentication and billing mechanisms.

The full press release is available below: http://www.bouyguesenergiesservices.com/sites/default/files/20140918_cpeco2charge.pdf

Actility participe au programme Eco2Charge pour accélérer le déploiement des infrastructures de recharge de véhicules électriques

Actility, le spécialiste du SmartGrid intervient sur l’analyse de la demande en terme de charge en fonction des capacités du réseau.

Paris, le 18 Septembre

Sous la coordination de Bouygues Energie & Services, le programme Eco2Charge est un projet dédié au déploiement d’infrastructures de recharge de véhicules électriques. L’objetif est de permettre aux bâtiments tertiaires de s’équiper à moindre coût pour la recharge de véhicules électriques via des boucles locales SmartGrid. Le consortium Eco2Charge regroupe huit partenaires: Actility, Alstom, Bouygues Energies & Services, le CEA, EMBIX, Nexans, Renault et l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Actility apporte dans le cadre du projet Eco2Charge son expertise dans le domaine de la distribution intelligente de l’énergie. Pour minimiser les coûts d’infrastructure dans le déploiement de stations de recharge, Actility fournit les solutions de mesure et d’analyse de la demande en terme de charge en fonction des capacités du réseau. Dans le cadre du projet Eco2Charge, cette analyse permet ainsi une optimisation du dimensionnement du réseau électrique.

Actility simule le fonctionnement du réseau électrique alimentant chaque station et permet aux gestionnaires de réseau de détecter d’éventuelles sous capacités dans le réseau de distribution et d’estimer les travaux de génie civil nécessaires. Actility intervient également dans l’identification des usagers, les différents types de recharge ainsi que leurs modes de facturation.

Retrouvez le communiqué de presse dans son intégralité en cliquant sur le lien ci-après: http://www.bouyguesenergiesservices.com/sites/default/files/20140918_cpeco2charge.pdf

Actility Benelux propose d’eviter une panne d’energie par la mise en place de groupes de secours en Belgique

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Actility Benelux propose d’eviter une panne d’energie par la mise en place de groupes de secours en Belgique

L’indisponibilité du réacteur Doel 4 provoque une inquiétude publique pour l’approvisionnement en courant de l’hiver prochain. Un plan de secours prévoit en partie et en option la déconnexion d’utilisateurs. Comme solution immédiate et possible, Actility Benelux propose d’activer les groupes de secours disponibles en Belgique afin d’éviter cette panne de courant.

L’indisponibilité du réacteur Doel 4 en Belgique provoque une inquiétude publique pour l’approvisionnement en courant de l’hiver prochain. Un plan de secours prévoit en partie et en option la déconnexion d’utilisateurs. Comme solution immédiate et possible, Actility Benelux propose d’activer les groupes de secours disponibles en Belgique afin d’éviter cette panne de courant.

La sécurité d’approvisionnement en énergie est en danger due à l’indisponibilité importante d’une partie du parc de production. La Belgique devra pourvoir à ses propres besoins afin de remédier aux pénuries. Un plan de secours envisage, en option, la déconnexion d’utilisateurs.

Des groupes de secours sont répartis en Belgique afin de remédier à ces pannes de courant: ils se trouvent dans des hôpitaux, des centres d’hébergement datas ainsi que des sociétés privées et publiques afin de  protéger les applications critiques. Cela signifie un énorme potentiel de production de groupes de secours inutilisés, qui selon Bavo De Man de SDM-engineering, expert en systèmes de régulation pour des installations de production d’énergie, est évalué à 1200 MW, comparable à la puissance des plus grands réacteurs nucléaires en Belgique.

Certains de ces groupes de secours fournissent aujourd’hui déjà des réserves à Elia comme service de système afin d’éviter des écarts importants sur le réseau électrique. A cette fin, Elia collabore avec Actility Benelux comme aggrégateur, pouvant activer plusieurs groupes de secours à distance. Cette source de réserves parait efficace, et qui plus est, peux réagir rapidement en situation de secours. Le jeudi 13 février 2014 ces réserves ont été activées suite à une panne du réacteur Doel 1.

Plusieurs hôpitaux en Belgique sont connectés à ce système avec succès. Chaque société privée ou publique est susceptible de pouvoir participer à ce système.

Sécuriser l’approvisionnement grâce à la plateforme SmartDR d’Actility

Actility fournit des instruments optimaux pour la régulation de production et consommation d’énergie. Cette technologie avancée, nommée SmartDR®, permet à des utilisateurs de réseau d’actionner automatiquement des groupes de secours. Ces solutions permettent d’optimiser les besoins en énergie et peuvent également être utilisées pour éviter un black out. Les investissements déjà réalisés dans les groupes de secours et l’automatisation entrainant une baisse des charges de personnel montrent l’efficacité de la solution

Meet Actility at the SmartGrid SmartCity event in Paris

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Meet Actility at the SmartGrid SmartCity event in Paris

During the event Actility’s teams will be showcasing the new revenue opportunities around Demand Response programs for industrial sites and the new ThingPark Wireless IoT network

Actility will be present at the SmartGrid SmartCity event in 2014 in Paris on the 24th and 25th of September. During the event Actility’s teams will be showcasing the new revenue opportunities around Demand Response programs for industrial sites. Actility’s CEO, Olivier Hersent will speak at the opening conference on the role of Smartgrid platforms in improving the penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) such as wind, solar and biofuels in power distribution networks. Actility Energy will also present its energy efficiency solutions for instrumenting sites looking for real-time wireless multi-utility metering. Actility’s automated meter reading is based on thelow-power Internet of Things (IoT) network ThingPark Wireless.

Actility’s ThingPark team will be presenting the various vertical solutions that are anbled by the ThingPark Wireless network for Smart City applications such as Smart Parking or Smart energy performance control for buildings. Actility’s Vice President of Marketing, Nicolas Jordan will speak at the event’s conference dedicated to wireless technologies and will explain how unlicensed technologies such as ThingPark Wireless’s Long range and low-power radio technology compares with 3G, 4G, 5G, WIFI and matches the requirements of new Smart City applications.

Please note that the SmartGrid SmartCity conference will be held in conjunction with the Intelligent Building Systems (IBS) event.

Flipo-Richir and Actility announce a common initiative in automated Demand Response for industrial sites equipped with off-grid power generators

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Flipo-Richir and Actility announce a common initiative in automated Demand Response for industrial sites equipped with off-grid power generators

This new offer will allow participating sites to generate revenues from Demand Response programs and cover maintenance costs while maintaining operational continuity

As a next step Actility and Flipo Richir intend to leverage their international presence to push the initiative on other Demand Response markets starting with Belgium and Poland. Flipo-Energia, the polish subsidiary of Flipo-Richir and a leading provider of installation and maintenance services for power generators in Poland will be rolling out the same common solution.

About Actility

Actility is a provider of smart energy management services based on innovative Smart-Grid technology. Actility’s Smart-Grid applications focus on demand optimization and management, including Demand Response, Load Shifting and Admission Control. Actility allows industrial companies to reduce electricity costs by providing demand-side management services together with optimization and modelling software applications.

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Michel Agopian joins Actility as General Manager

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Michel Agopian joins Actility as General Manager

As the new COO and General Manager, Michel Agopian will bring his IT experience and proven execution capabilities to build the strategy, go to market, alliances & partnerships, and Actility’s field operations team.

Actility, the Internet of Things and Smart Energy management service provider announced today that Michel Agopian had joined the company. Michel will be responsible for all aspects relating to business operations as well as international expansion of Actility’s M2M network alliance ThingPark Wireless. He has extensive experience in international, high-growth software and hardware companies having held different Sales, Marketing and General Management positions in global international companies such Digital Equipment Corporation, UB Networks, Cisco Systems and Symbol Technologies. More recently, as a member of the Executive Management  team at Ipanema Technologies, Michel has been a key contributor to the success of this company raising it from a French start up when he joined 9 years ago, to a major well-recognized global market player in the high competitive WAN Application Performance market.

In joining Actility, as COO and General Manager, Michel anticipates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have, in the near future, a considerable impact on our everyday lives, helping our societies to become more efficient and progress towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Michel sees Activity perfectly positioned to build the technology and service platform architecture enabling and scaling the use of new applications delivering the promise of the IoT.  Michel also sees Actility Energy as being a key player in European markets opening up to new smart energy management and Demand Response services. Actility Energy currently operates as a Demand Response aggregator in both France and the Benelux.

”Michel brings his IT experience and proven execution capabilities to build the strategy, go to market, alliances, partnerships, and our field operations team. He has a profound ability to see the value of our unique technology differentiators and translate them into tangible first class services. This will help lead the growth of Actility as the market evolves from early adopters to mainstream roll-out,” said Olivier Hersent, Actility CEO & Founder.

Michel graduated from INSA Lyon. He holds an International Marketing degree from INSEAD, and followed the MBA program from IMD Lausanne and IAE Paris. Michel is also a lecturer at HEC-Entrepreneurs business school.

About Actility

Actility is an industry leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) large scale infrastructure with ThingPark®, the new generation standard-based M2M communication platform and ThingPark Wireless the long range low-power wireless network for the Internet of Things (IoT). Actility also provides Smart-Grid services around demand optimization and management, including Demand Response, Load Shifting and Admission Control. Actility is a winner of the French Ministry of Research competition, has obtained the Grand Prix of the Tremplin Entreprise and has been rewarded by Innov’ Eco and CleanTech République for its particularly innovative approach in its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Visit www.actility.com

Actility and the Carnot CSTB Institute roll out ThingPark Wireless® for Smart Building applications in Toulouse

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Actility and the Carnot CSTB Institute roll out ThingPark Wireless® for Smart Building applications in Toulouse

The new unique service based on the ThingPark Wireless long range M2M IoT network will support the building retrofit program of Habitat Toulouse in measuring energy efficiency performance.
 

Actility, the operator of the new Internet of Things and M2M network ThingPark Wireless has developed with the CSTB, the Scientific and Technical intitute for Building Management, a new and innovative service for analyzing energy consumption by occupied buildings. This new service measures energy performance and defines potential improvements by taking into account various factors such as temperature, human bahavior and electricity pricing. The new service is a long-awaited response to the challenge of new energy-efficient buildings. Habitat Toulouse, the local housing authority, will be first player to roll out this service to monitor the building retrofit program of its social housing properties. Actility and the CSTB will provide the full end-to-end service from sensor instrumentation to the radio connectivity network and the data management and analysis platform. 

Using ThingPark Wireless®, the new IoT M2M service network for smart buildings 

For energy consumption data from occupied buildings to be fully reliable, external factors such as the actual behavior of residents need to be taken into account. The instrumentation and analysis service built by Actility and the CSTB is meant to respond to this key issue. The instrumentation and data acquisition service for buildings relies on Actility’s new ThingPark Wireless service network.

The unique technology used by Actility allows the ThingPark Wireless network to connect wireless sensors in indoor settings while rolling out low-power base stations on roof-tops. Housing properties are instrumented with temperature, humidity, illuminance sensors together with sensors for electricity and gas. This provides a complete set of data for energy performance monitoring. Actility achieves a very low cost of roll out since the ThingPark Wireless network relies on the LoRa™ long range low power technology allowing for a full city coverage with a small number of base stations rolled out on building roof tops.

Once a building is fully instrumented, data collected by the ThingPark Wireless network is delivered to the ThingPark Cloud platform allowing multiple analytics applications to be developed for all other vertical requirements of smart buldings:

‘With ThingPark Wireless®, Actility brings its leadership in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology to smart building applications with a turnkey end-to-end solution which includes everything from sensor instrumentation to wireless network connectivity and analysis tools’ stated Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility.

Automatic diagnostics of energy performance measurement for smart buildings

Once the data acquisition phase is performed, a specific energy performance control application called Smart-EPC provices the full data analysis platform for a complete and automatic energy audit. With the output from Smart-EPC, building managers can assess the relevance of their retrofit programs by measuring their detailed impact.  

‘With the service proposed by Actility and the CSTB, we have a measurement and feedback tool to support our commitment towards efficency improvement and higher performance of our housing properties’ added Gérald Lepain, Director of Housing at Habitat Toulouse, the first user of Smart-EPC based on ThingPark Wireless®. 

A major breakthrough for measuring building energy performance

To achieve massive roll-out of building retrofit programs the measurement of energy performance remains the primary objective. The Smart-EPC application based on the ThingPark Wireless network, designed and rolled out by Actility and the CSTB brings new capabilities to the building sector:

‘To achieve the ambitious objective of 500 000 properties per year, building managers need innovative tools allowing them to assess the real perfrmance levels of occupied buildings. This major breakthrough following our common research work with Actility will significantly improve the reliability of the performance improvement estimates. We are happy to say that this solution is ready to rolled out and represents an unprecedented and cost-effective alternative for all players in the market’ mentioned Bertrand Delcambre, President of the CSTB.

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Actility and Semtech announce Long-Range bi-directional wireless technology for M2M and Internet Of Things (IoT) sensors

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Actility and Semtech announce Long-Range bi-directional wireless technology for M2M and Internet Of Things (IoT) sensors

New ThingPark Wireless® service enables M2M OEMs and integrators to connect end-points to the cloud for Smart Building, Smart Factory or Smart City deployments…

Actility and Semtech announced today the launch of the ThingPark Wireless® service to enables M2M system integrators to connect low-power sensors to the cloud for Smart Building, Smart Factory or Smart City deployments

This new technology is based on the new generation of bidirectional LoRa™ radio transceivers from Semtech and Actility’s wireless M2M base station with an open REST-based API(Application Programming Interface) for IoT application development. The ThingPark Wireless® service can support a wide-range of innovative sensor-based services such as smart parking, digital signage monitoring, EV charging, smart meter, safety sensor metering and many more.

With this disruptive technology, a typical Smart City or Smart Building project  would require only a low-cost, small antenna on a rooftop to connect sensors in a 2-5 km radius for dense cities or in a 15 km radius in countryside applications. Semtech’s LoRa™ technology has 5-10 dB more link budget than cellular technology for in-building penetration where cellular and GPS cannot reach. With the integration of Semtech’s LoRa spread-spectrum technology into ThingPark Wireless it is now possible LoRa-enabled sensors to transmit low data rate signals up to 15 km without issues related to crystal accuracy found in legacy smart metering systems and industrial applications.

You can read the full press release by Actility and Semtech here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140305005414/en/Actility-Semtech-Offer-Low-Cost-Long-Range-Radio-Solution#.UxcvHl5sPSo

Actility sees live activation of its dynamic profile users on Belgian grid for Demand Response

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Actility sees live activation of its dynamic profile users on Belgian grid for Demand Response

Elia, Belgium’s TSO, has officially connected Actility to the Transmission grid as an automated Demand Response Service Provider. 

 

Actility annonce son activation réussie par Elia sur le réseau de transmission belge en tant que fournisseur de services d’effacement

Suite à l’appel d’offre lançé par l’opérateur du réseau de transmission Belge pour ouvrir le mécanisme de réserve tertiaire à de nouveaux participants, Actility Benelux a été sélectionné pour agréger un groupe de sites industriels Belges pour des services d’ajustement