smart grid

EnVerv Selects Tensilica for Smart Grid Power Line Communications

  • Posted on: 27 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Tensilica today announced that EnVerv has licensed cores from the ConnX DSP (digital signal processors) family for use in a power line communications (PLC) system-on-chip (SOC) design for smart grid applications. Tensilica's ConnX DSPs are low-power, customizable dataplane processors (DPUs) that deliver outstanding performance on compiled C code, without the need for assembly code optimization.

Lafayette Utilities System Selects Elster EnergyAxis for Smart Grid Solution

  • Posted on: 27 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Elster has announced that Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has chosen EnergyAxis as its multi-utility Smart Grid solution.  Partially funded by a United States Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant, the $11.6 million deployment will provide energy-saving benefits to LUS customers.  The turnkey project is anticipated to be installed on a 12-month deployment schedule with completion in 2013.    

Big Three Ditch Home Energy Management Program for Now

  • Posted on: 24 October 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

For a while Google and Microsoft were encouraging utilities and consumer to get connected through their solutions to learn more about their energy use.  Google launched the Google PowerMeter through it iGoogle platform, Microsoft launched Microsoft Hohm and Cisco launched the Home Energy Controller gadgets and software. They all promised information at our finger tips so we can make more informed decisions on how we use our home energy.

Hawaiian Utility Selects Landis+Gyr's Gridstream for Smart Grid Deployment

  • Posted on: 21 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Landis+Gyr announced it has been selected by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to deploy advanced meters and infrastructure as part of wide-ranging smart grid project aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing costs and integrating alternative energy on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Adds eMeter, IBM, Siemens to Smart Grid Team

  • Posted on: 21 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Siemens has teamed up with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KCBPU), a publicly owned provider of electricity and water services to residences and businesses across Kansas City, Kan., to deliver eMeter Smart Grid Appliances. Each appliance includes a preloaded, rapidly deployable instance of eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS) with IBM Tivoli and WebSphere software running on IBM Power Systems.

European Smart Grid Consortium (EcoGrid EU) Attracts Big Names

  • Posted on: 20 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Sixteen of Europe’s leading smart grid solutions providers have come together to help develop a renewable energy focus smart grid. The European Union funded project called EcoGrid EU is a continuation of the EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) project launched in 2009. With a mixture of old and new faces EcoGrid EU hopes to demonstrate an infrastructure with innovative smart technologies that others can follow.

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Full-scale Smart Grid Testing in Japan

  • Posted on: 20 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (tokyo:6503) announced today that it has begun full-scale tests of smart grid and related smart-community technologies at the company's production sites in Japan. The aim of the project is to develop and test products including commercial systems, equipment and solutions for annual sales worth 1.3 trillion yen (about 17 billion USD) by March 2016.

Landis+Gyr Advanced Metering Selected By Nashville Electric for Smart Grid

  • Posted on: 18 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Landis+Gyr today announced it has been selected by Nashville Electric Service to install the smart grid network that will support the utility's immediate advanced metering and demand response needs, while making future smart grid projects easier to implement.

The installation of Landis+Gyr's Gridstream network will enable Nashville Electric Service to meet demand response requirements from power supplier Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as provide high-speed advanced metering and distribution automation communications throughout the utility's service territory.

IEEE 2030 Protocol Launching at Metering Latin America in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Posted on: 15 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

The IEEE 2030 protocol which will support the accelerated rollout of the smart grid in Brazil is to be launched officially at the upcoming annual Metering Latin America in Sao Paulo from 25 October. The event will once again unite utilities, smart metering and smart grids experts, regulators and global technology giants during the same month that Brazil’s energy regulator Aneel will announce the first of two regulations regarding the implementation of smart meters nationwide, which will officially launch a billion dollar smart meter installation rollout in Brazil.

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