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Naturgy partners with eSmart Systems to automate its overhead power line inspections utilizing AI

Transforming UFD's overhead line inspection from manual to automated through the DALI (Drone & AI Line Inspection) project. Grid Vision® AI-supported software will be used to inspect approximately 2.5 million images of UFD's energy infrastructure. eSmart systems will deliver inspection services for UFD’s overhead lines over the course of the partnership.
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Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company uses AI to assess and repair distribution pole damage

Gas & Electric Company ("OG&E"), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. Announced today it begins a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence ("AI") to help reduce outages caused by equipment failures. As part of its grid enhancement program, OG&E will leverage collaborative AI-powered image recognition technology that enables engineers to complete distribution pole inspections with greater accuracy and helps to reduce manual review of images.
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eSmart Systems has been selected as a finalist in the Free Electrons 2021 start-up program

It has been an exciting journey over the last few months for eSmart Systems, we have been selected as a finalist in the Free Electrons 2021 program.  We started this journey in January of this year by applying to join the program.  
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eSmart Systems and Verico join forces to strengthen international scale-up platform

eSmart Systems, a leading provider of grid inspection AI-powered software, is pleased to announce the combination with Verico, a Norwegian company offering specialized Enterprise Asset Management services and products to the utility sector.
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eSmart Systems supports Axpo in accelerating the digital transformation of the electrical grid

eSmart Systems, a leading provider of grid inspection AI-powered software, supports Axpo in a service agreement to digitalize overhead line inspections. Axpo, Switzerland's largest producer of renewable energy and an international leader in energy trading, has launched an ambitious programme called Grid 4.0 to develop new approaches for optimized operation of future power grids.
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Energinet and eSmart Systems partner to improve and streamline rust inspection

Energinet and eSmart Systems leverage synergies between human experts and AI-based analytics to succeed in the transition from manual to automated processes thanks to a revolutionary new Grid Vision® corrosion module.
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E.ON partners up with eSmart Systems to digitalize the inspection of overhead lines

Leveraging synergies between human experts and AI-based analytics, E.ON, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, and eSmart Systems, a leading provider of grid inspection AI-powered software, are joining forces to improve European distribution grid asset management by making inspection processes safer for people, more efficient for utilities, and more sustainable for the environment.
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An interview with Jan Palasinski, Investment Partner at Future Energy Ventures - The venture capital platform that is shaping the future energy landscape in the European market

This year, German energy companies E.ON and innogy merged their venture capital teams and portfolios under a new venture arm called Future Energy Ventures. The new entity's mission is to identify, fund, and mentor some of the most exciting start-ups in the future energy sector. innogy Ventures, now Future Energy Ventures, was one of the investors that helped eSmart Systems raise 34,4 million USD of capital in 2019. As an owner, they have provided valuable support and have played a vital role in
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The future of Utility inspections: An interview with Steve Hambric, President of North America for eSmart Systems.

eSmart Systems, the energy industry’s leader in AI-based grid inspection and grid maintenance planning software, recruited Steve Hambric last October as President of North America. Steve has been driving the company’s vision through rapid expansion and the implementation of a long-term growth strategy during the first year in his role. In this interview, he shares with us his experience as President, the value of eSmart Systems’ products to North American Utilities, and the role of AI in the ene
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Equinor Ventures and eSmart Systems: High impact technology to support the energy transition

At the end of the year 2018, eSmart Systems successfully completed a capital raise joined by Equinor Ventures. Equinor’s corporate venture fund is dedicated to investing in attractive and ambitious early phase high-growth companies. As a hands-on investor, Equinor has taken an active role in the ownership of eSmart Systems.  
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eSmart Systems Announces Rebranding of the Industry’s Leading AI-based Grid Inspection Software as Grid Vision

eSmart Systems’ industry leading AI-based grid inspection software has been rebranded as Grid Vision™. This platform will continue to reduce operational costs, increase reliability, generate accurate and detailed asset records, and extend the life of utility infrastructure.  
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eSmart Systems R&D initiatives: AI-based risk model for vegetation near power lines

Many utilities face major challenges and costs related to vegetation near power lines. In a research and development project supported by the Research Council of Norway, eSmart Systems has partnered up with utilities to develop an operational software solution for the assessment of vegetation and safety near power line spans.
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Nysnø Climate Investments and eSmart Systems: Collaborative partnership enables international scaling

At the beginning of the year 2019 eSmart Systems announced a capital raise of 18 MUSD. Nysnø Climate Investments joined the investment round with a strong belief that eSmart Systems has a key role in the future energy industry. We had the pleasure of talking with Siri Kalvig, CEO of Nysnø and Tina Skagen, COO of eSmart Systems, to learn more about their collaborative partnership, sustainability, and challenges and opportunities in the new energy paradigm.  
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eSmart Systems R&D initiatives: Autonomous power line inspections

eSmart Systems innovates continuously with research & development as innovation is a major part of the company's DNA.
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Collaborative AI meets immediate and long-term analytics objectives

BKW Energie is among the speakers at the virtual conference "AI & ML for the Smart Grid 2020", taking place on September 9th. The power production and distribution utility is one of eSmart Systems’ customers, and has its headquarters in Berne, Switzerland.
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Join AI+ a three-day webinar on applied AI

AI+ is a new international conference focusing on applied AI, with the purpose to offer Norwegian as well as international environments an arena for competence sharing and interaction within the field of artificial intelligence.
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eSmart Systems, Xcel Energy, and EDM International announce the successful completion of Phase One of Xcel Energy’s Transmission Grid Virtual Inspection Project.

AUSTIN, Texas - eSmart Systems, Xcel Energy, and EDM International announce the completion of the first phase of a strategic initiative to enhance the aerial inspection of Xcel’s transmission system. The foundation of this solution is Collaborative Intelligence, which combines human intelligence with Grid Vision™, an AI-based analytics solution from eSmart. The first phase, launched in December 2019, was successful in deploying Collaborative Intelligence to inspect and document 2,897 miles of Xc
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From Astrum to Opal - Revolutionizing the Power Grid

7 leading Norwegian utilities entered a three-year R&D partnership with eSmart Systems to improve current power grid operations and maintenance.  
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Opens New US Headquarters in Austin

eSmart Systems strengthens its ambitions for growth in North America. In July, the company opened the new US headquarters in Austin, Texas. 
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How eSmart is Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, societies, and businesses. We want to share an update on what eSmart Systems is doing to keep our people, customers and partners safe while we continue to deliver our services around the world.
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INVADE - An Innovation Journey

The Horizon 2020 project INVADE is one of the largest European research and innovation projects in the field of smart grid, charging and energy storage. INVADE had its final review in Brussels earlier this year, which marked the successful completion of the prestigious three-year R&D-project. 
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eSmart Systems at EEI Wildfire Technology Summit

We are a part of the Satellite Imagery and Drone Use panel at the EEI Wildfire Technology Summit in Dallas on February 18.
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eSmart Systems, Xcel Energy and EDM International Announce AI-based Collaborative Intelligence Project to Transform Inspection of Transmission Grid and Asset Management

eSmart Systems, Xcel Energy and EDM International announce the first phase of a strategic initiative to deploy AI-based Collaborative Intelligence for 3,300 miles of Xcel’s transmission lines to dramatically improve inspection processes with the goals of improving asset information, reducing operational costs, decreasing failure rates, and extending asset life.
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Join eSmart Systems at E-world in Essen!

We are co-exhibitors with Microsoft at E-world energy & water in Essen, February 11-13.
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Cluster for Applied AI in The National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

The Norwegian National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) was released on January 14th, 2020. The strategy mentions specifically the new cluster for Applied AI and eSmart Systems, along with cluster members Smart Innovation Norway, IFE and Østfold University College.
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eSmart Systems Strengthens North American Team

eSmart Systems proudly announces the welcome of Shane Fay as VP of Sales and Marketing for North America – a strategic step in eSmart’s growth strategy which includes a focus on North American electric utilities.
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Meet eSmart Systems at DistribuTECH 2020

Together with Microsoft and partners, eSmart Systems is among the exhibitors at this year’s DistribuTECH conference and exhibiton in San Antonio, Jan 28-30. 
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eSmart Systems Secures Valuable Information Security Certification

eSmart Systems secures valuable information security certification after the company recently became ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified.
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The Electric Grid from Space to Sky — StormGeo Partners with eSmart Systems, HVL and European Space Agency

The proposed framework, known as GridEyeS, aims to give electric utilities and transmission companies more accurate risk assessments, faster outage management and better restoration strategies. The project team combines the expertise in satellite images and remote sensing from StormGeo, machine learning and drone imagery from eSmart Systems, and data science and power systems from HVL.
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- We want to put our competent AI environment on the map

Next year, the big venture AI Week will take place for the first time. Over the course of three days in September 2020, the spotlight will be on artificial intelligence and the endless possibilities of technology. The initiators aim to create an unparalleled conference week in Norway's AI epicenter, Halden.
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eSmart Systems’ Nhan Van Nguyen defends his PhD

Nhan Van Nguyen defended his PhD degree at the University of Tromsø (UiT), Department of Physics and Technology, on December 3rd 2019.
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eSmart Systems lanserer ny jordfeilsmodul

eSmart Systems har nylig lansert en ny jordfeilmodul i Connected Grid som forventes å redusere kostnadene knyttet til feilsøking av jordfeil. Modulen muliggjør overvåkning av jordfeil på transformator og kundenivå, noe som vil gi stor innsikt i hvor jordfeilen har sitt opphav.
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Microsoft Industry Experience Center Showcases Connected Drone

eSmart Systems is one of 60 Microsoft customers and partners to be chosen to showcase a permanent exhibit at Microsoft’s new Industry Experience Center (IEC), which opened last month in Redmond, Washington.
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Steve Hambric signed with eSmart Systems US, Inc. as President of North America operations

Steve Hambric assumes the position as President of North America operations for eSmart Systems US, Inc., effective October 28. Mr. Hambric will lead eSmart's ambitious strategy and commitment for growth in North America. This strategy was launched after a June Investment of $34.4M by Innogy and Energy Impact Partners. 
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Join us at European Utility Week 2019!

eSmart Systems is attending European Utility Week (EUW) in Paris, November 12 - 14, 2019.
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"A tremendous accomplishment"

As a company, we’re proud to support local talents such as Elise. This is truly a tremendous accomplishment. She is a great example of what hard work and dedication can achieve.
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Join our webinar on AI and Machine Learning for Power and Utilities

On September 13,  Chief Analytics Officer at eSmart Systems, Davide Roverso, will take a deep dive in how we use AI and Machine Learning in our industrialized solution.
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AI cluster launch

Together with Smart Innovation Norway and IFE - Institute of Energy Technology, we are the initiators of a brand-new business cluster within applied  AI to lift Norwegian companies into the future.
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Cloud Technology - A Game Changer

Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. The energy sector faces both challenges and opportunities in the time to come. Join our seminar to learn more.
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Connected Drone 2 entering next phase with 22 partners on board

The R&D project Connected Drone 2 aims to increase asset insight and reduce the number of power outages. In June, the project completed the first out of a three-year project period. 
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eSmart Systems secures USD 34 million investment for international expansion

eSmart Systems, a Norwegian provider of AI-based analytics for infrastructure inspection and asset health monitoring, has successfully completed a capital raise of USD 34.4 million. Energy Impact Partners (EIP), the US utility-backed investment fund, and innogy Ventures have joined the investment round initially closed by Equinor Energy Ventures, Nysnø Climate Investments, and Kongsberg Digital in December 2018. 
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eSmart Systems´ CTO appointed Microsoft Regional Director

eSmart Systems’ CTO, Erik Åsberg, has been appointed the reputable title as Microsoft Regional Director for a second consecutive two-year period.  
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“A great honor and a new milestone for us”

For the second consecutive year, eSmart Systems was recognized as finalist in the category of AI and Machine Learning in the annual Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. 
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eSmart Systems partners with Juniper Unmanned to Advance Utility Inspections with UAS and AI Technology

eSmart Systems announced a partnership with Juniper Unmanned, Inc., a Colorado-based remote sensing and analytics integrator for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
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"This is innovation at its finest"

These past few days eSmart Systems have had several high profiled visits. The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, and Minister of Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø, visited the Simulation Center in Halden May 28th. This was followed by a visit from Norway's first Minister of Digitalisation, Nikolai Astrup, June 3rd.
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eSmart Systems at Nordic Innovation Summit

May 16th we’re part of the IoT panel at the Nordic Innovation Summit in Seattle.
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New app effectively collects inspection data

eSmart Systems recently launched a new app called Mobile Ground Station (MGS). The app allows utilities to use their own DJI drones, collect inspection data and have it analyzed in the Connected Drone software.
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eSmart Systems joins United Smart Cities

Thursday April 25, eSmart Systems signed a letter of intent with the United Nations Smart Sustainable City Network to establish Northern Europe's first United Smart Sustainable City Lab (USSC Lab).
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Sign up to our webinar on AI and Machine Learning

In a webinar April 9, Chief Analytics Officer at eSmart Systems, Davide Roverso, will present how AI and deep neural network technology revolutionize traditional industries. 
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eSmart Systems’ COO among Norway’s most successful tech women

For the third year in a row Abelia and the Norwegian tech network ODA has listed Norway’s 50 most successful tech women on the International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8. This year, as in previous years, we can find an eSmarter on the list.  Our very own Chief Operating Officer, Tina Skagen.
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eSmart Systems admitted to NVIDIA’s Inception Program

In February, eSmart Systems was accepted for the INVIDIA Inception program. The program propels AI startups with powerful GPU tools, tech and deep learning expertise.
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Continuous innovation and young talents are the key to retain a competitive advantage

On February 13, Tina Skagen, COO of eSmart Systems had the honor of giving a presentation at the Norwegian government's summit on higher education and job relevance.
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Intelligent support for field inspectors

A new application from eSmart Systems is streamlining the field inspectors’ everyday life using artificial intelligence. 
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Meet eSmart Systems at DistribuTECH

Together with Microsoft and partners, eSmart Systems is among the exhibitors at DistribuTECH in New Orleans, Feb 5-7. 
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Equinor and Nysnø new investors in eSmart Systems

eSmart Systems today announced a successful capital raise of 18 MUSD. Equinor Energy Ventures leads the round joined by Nysnø Climate Investments (Norwegian sovereign wealth fund) and existing eSmart shareholders, including Kongsberg Digital.
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eSmart Systems attending EPRI Conference in North Carolina

27 – 28 November, eSmart Systems is in Charlotte, NC to attend the 4th Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Utility Applications Workshop, by EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute).
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Big Data Analytics for the Future Energy System

Dang Ha The Hien, Data Scientist at eSmart Systems, defended his PhD degree at the University of Oslo, Department of Informatics, November 23rd, 2018.
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Join us at European Utility Week!

eSmart Systems is exhibitors at European Utility Week in Vienna, 6 - 8 November 2018. 
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eSmart Systems kicks off a new Connected Drone project

Tuesday, eSmart Systems marked the end of the three-year research and innovation project Connected Drone. At the same time we kicked off a new project together with 17 power grid companies 
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Join our webinar on energy efficiency

We arrrange a webinar, November 15, where you can learn how to empower users to optimize value from local generation and storage, as well as supplying flexibility to the grid. 
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Learn how Microsoft and eSmart Systems is bringing innovative solutions to the energy and utility industries

eSmart Systems' Davide Roverso is featured in the very first episode of Microsoft’s new series How AI transform Business. 
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International scaling strategy with world class business mentors

eSmart Systems is a part of 100ScaleUPs, an accelerator program hosted by the Norwegian Business School together with Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship in Boston.
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- We need young, curious people

During the Research Days at the end of September, students from Halden High School learned about eSmart Systems and what it’s like to work in a technology company.
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eSmart Systems admitted for TEA accelerator program

Together with seven other selected Norwegian AI.IoT scaleups eSmart Systems is part of the Tech city Executive Accelerator (TEA) program in London.
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Thundercloud identifies potential issues in the US power grid

This summer eSmart Systems has been analyzing image data for a Midwest Utility in US, inspecting 40 miles of their powerlines using the Thundercloud drone system.
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eSmart Systems signs new agreement with leading shopping centre player Citycon

eSmart Systems has been chosen to develop a smart energy platform for Citycon. The goal is to reduce the corporation’s energy costs, energy consumption and carbon footprint.
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eSmart Systems recognized as global Microsoft AI partner

Thursday June 7, Microsoft announced 2018 Partner of the Year winners and finalists. eSmart Systems became one of the finalists in the Artificial Intelligence category.  
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New owner strengthens Smartliv’s venture in the market

Hurum Kraft becomes the third company to buy into technology development company, Smartliv, which was initiated by eSmart Systems in 2015.
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eSmart Systems got 3rd place in innovation contest

A total of ten participants took part in the competition arranged by Undervisningsbygg, where the goal was to propose solutions for storage of solar power produced on buildings.
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“INVADE is a significant project for us”

As an energy software vendor, eSmart Systems always wants to be in front. The results of the large EU project, INVADE, will help put the company in a leading position.
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Successful drone seminar: «Important to meet others in the same business»

April 17th - 18th, the seminar «Drones in the Power Grid” was held in Halden, with important companies representing more than half of Norway’s power grid present.
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«This is the backpack version of Thundercloud»

eSmart Systems’ revolutionizing drone inspection product enters the Norwegian and Swedish market.
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Join the conference which answers all your questions regarding drones in grid operation!

How suitable are drones for optimizing operation of the power grid? This question, and more, will be answered during eSmart Systems’ conference “Drones in Grid Operation” on April 17th and 18th.
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eSmart Systems signs agreement in Denmark

When the Danish electricity distribution company nef Fonden decided to install new smart meters on Nordøstfyn, eSmart Systems was chosen to handle all the collected data – and make sure that the company gets the most out of the information.
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Tina is one of Norway’s 50 most successful tech women

Celebrating the International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8, the Norwegian tech networks ODA and Abelia have crowned Norway’s 50 most successful tech women.  
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TEA and eSmart Systems enter strategic partnership delivering analytics services

After three successful pilot projects with TEA clients, eSmart Systems and TEA (The Energy Authority) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to deliver analytics services.
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Norwegian researchers will design the future EV society

eSmart Systems is one of the partners in the recent EU project GreenCharge, which aims to realize the “Zero Emissions Society” by innovating electric vehicle charging.
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“In just four years, eSmart Systems have accomplished something others only dream about”

Last summer, eSmart Systems was presented as the Norwegian ISV of the year by Microsoft. Tuesday, the prize was handed out – and the company celebrated with cake.
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“This collaboration is win-win-win”

Digital intelligence experts eSmart Systems and digital chart experts Electronic Chart Centre (ECC) join forces to deliver world-class map technology.
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Smart control increases the capacity of electric vehicle charging

Through the three-year ChargeFlex project, eSmart Systems and its project partners have proven that existing infrastructure and capacity are better exploited with new technology.
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eSmart Systems and Kragerø Energi sign significant contract

Kragerø Energi AS becomes the sixth company to utilize and operate Connected Drone Image Analysis, an intelligent assistant based on eSmart Systems’ Connected Platform.
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Troms Kraft Nett enters an innovative consortium led by eSmart Systems

Troms Kraft Nett entered Astrum in January, a three-year R&D project focusing on AMI operations, grid operations, grid development and grid maintenance.
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SFE Nett chooses eSmart Systems’ Connected Grid

SFE Nett and eSmart Systems have signed an agreement for the delivery of Connected Grid.
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eSmart Systems Enters Partnership With the World's Largest Electronic Security Supplier

Stanley Security and eSmart Systems enter Strategic partnership.
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eSmart Systems Reaches Important Milestone in the USA

eSmart Systems and Border States Electric to bring drone technology and high-end analytics to U.S. utility industry.
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"No solution could be more important than helping the people of Florida"

TEA and eSmart Systems help JEA restore power to Hurricane Irma victims.
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Join eSmart Systems as We Bring Thundercloud to the Netherlands

We are exhibiting at the European Utility Week (EUW) in Amsterdam 3rd to 5th of October 2017.
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Norwegian eSmart Systems Helps Unpowered Americans After Hurricane “Irma”

By using drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Halden-based eSmart Systems aims to help provide Americans with power as soon as possible. ​
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Kongsberg Geospatial and eSmart Systems partner to Deliver Real-time BVLOS Powerline Intelligence to Utility Companies

eSmart Systems Connected Drone solution to employ Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS situational awareness display for power line inspection in North America and Europe.
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Royal Visitors Impressed by eSmart Systems’ Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday afternoon, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived eSmart Systems at Remmen Business Park in Halden.
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eSmart Systems Opens New US Headquarter

The new office will provide eSmart Systems a base to accelerate its expected growth.
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Thundercloud launched in the USA

Thundercloud and Connected Drone were officially launched in the US market on August 22nd, 2017.
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The Norwegian Crown Prince and Crown Princess are visiting eSmart Systems

On Wednesday 30th of August, the Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will be visiting the headquarters of eSmart Systems in Halden.
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eSmart Systems to Open Office in North Dakota

At the UAS Summit in Grand Forks, eSmart Systems announced plans to open a new office in North Dakota.
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eSmart Systems expands - Opens new office in Oslo

eSmart Systems is actively working to strengthen the company’s position both nationally and globally. In August, our first office in Oslo was opened.
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eSmart Systems Partners With Atea

eSmart Systems has of July 1st entered a partnership agreement with Atea. This partnership is strategic both in terms of innovation and concrete sale of eSmart Systems’ solutions.
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EMPOWER project reaches important milestone

EMPOWER is a research and development project meant to contribute to reaching the EU climate goals regarding the usage of more renewable energy. Recently, eSmart Systems w./ partners reached an important milestone in the project.
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Jonas Gahr Støre as Summer Intern

In November 2017, national politician Jonas Gahr Støre expressed a wish to work as a summer intern at eSmart Systems. Friday, June 23rd, his wish was fulfilled.
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– 87 percent believe technology improves municipal services

Wednesday, June 21st, eSmart Systems and Telenor hosted a digitalization seminar in Halden, to show Norwegian municipalities which possibilities lie within a smart utilization of data.
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Large-scale launch of Connected Drone in Halden

Thursday June 1st, eSmart Systems hosted the most important arrangement in the company’s history so far, reaching thousands of people worldwide.
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