eMeter has announced that it successfully completed the integration of its eMeter EnergyIP platform with CPS Energy's SAP IS-U EhP5 system. This integration enables CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned utility in the United States with a 1.1 million meter service territory in San Antonio, TX, to provide its customers with real-time energy usage information and enhanced metering services. It also represents the first integration in the world between a Meter Data Usage System (MDUS) and SAP's recently released IS-U EhP5 system.
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has found out in a survey of US citizens that consumers weigh society and personal benefits equally when considering Smart Grid technologies. Market Strategies gathered the findings from the latest Consumer Pulse survey conduct for the SGCC between August and September this year.
Qualcomm Incorporated will be showcasing innovations in cellular communications for Smart Grid deployments at GridWeek 2011, September 12-15, in Washington D.C. The exhibit will feature multiple vendor solutions with embedded Qualcomm cellular chipsets, covering a wide variety of Smart Energy devices including Distribution Automation Gateways, cellular-enabled Smart Meters, Home Energy Management Systems and Smart Electric Vehicle Chargers.
The City of Gresham, Oregon has deployed Sensus’ AquaSense intelligent water management technologies to promote sustainability and boost operational efficiency. The AquaSense solution unites a two-way communications network with advanced meters, software and services to enable Gresham and its customers to better manage water resources.
Telvent announced today that Zunyi Electrical Power Supply Company of Guizhou, China has selected its OASyS DNA supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to accurately collect and analyze real-time data on grid operations for approximately 800,000 customers.
Telvent's smart grid technology will allow Zunyi Power, a utility managed by Guizhou Power, to gather and analyze data via a user-friendly interface that operates in conjunction with current Telvent technology being implemented in all of Guizhou's provincial cities.
CEVA has announced that the Israeli Smart Grid (ISG) Consortium which it helped spearhead has received the backing of the Israeli Chief Scientist under its MAGNET R&D Program. The group consists of seven industrial partners and five academic institutions. It will use the funding for a three to five year development program focused on new technologies and algorithms for the emerging smart grid market, including communication technologies, demand response and consumption forecasting.
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced that it now offers ultra high voltage 700V BCD (Bipolar CMOS-DMOS) technology targeting smartgrid and green energy applications such as AC-DC adaptors and LED lighting to meet the specialized needs of foundry customers.
On-Ramp Wireless has announced that it has signed an agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to become a value added reseller and systems integrator of On-Ramp's Ultra-Link Processing(ULP) wireless systems in North America and the UK. As SAIC deploys Smart Grid as a Service (SGS) for utility customers, this agreement will enable the companies to offer complete system solutions to address all aspects of the Grid, from Smart Meter/AMI to Distribution Automation and risk mitigation applications.
As part of its continued development of intelligent Smart Grid initiatives, Black Hills Corp., whose utility subsidiaries provide electric and natural gas service to approximately 762,000 customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, has chosen Siemens Energy, Inc. to integrate the eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS) into its information technology systems.