smart grid

Alcatel-Lucent and China's SGIT Partner on Smart Grid Technology

  • Posted on: 14 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

Alcatel-Lucent and China's State Grid Information and Telecommunication Co. are teaming up to help utilities more effectively manage peak electricity demand, identify opportunities for power savings and cut down on energy usage.

The two companies will do this by increasing the intelligence in utilities' power distribution systems, or smart grids, which allow the continuous measurement, monitoring, control and adjustment of power distribution.

Cable&Wireless and Silver Spring Collaborate on Smart Grid and Metering Initiatives

  • Posted on: 14 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

Cable&Wireless Worldwide and Silver Spring Networks announced that they are collaborating to accelerate the delivery of smart grid and smart metering in the UK.  The partnership will support the development of the communications fabric for smart grid and smart metering, so that it is secure, upgradable in the future, and capable of supporting multiple applications on a unified network platform.  

Boeing and Siemens Form Smart Grid Strategic Alliance

  • Posted on: 8 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

Boeing and Siemens have announced a strategic alliance for the joint development and marketing of "smart grid" technologies to improve energy access and security for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the largest energy consumer in the federal government.

The collaboration centers on providing U.S. military installations with secure microgrid management solutions that lower operational costs and increase energy efficiency.

Echelon and Holley Metering to Offer Advanced Smart Grid Solutions To China Market

  • Posted on: 3 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

Echelon Corporation, today as announced a commercial agreement under which the two companies will initially collaborate to develop advanced smart metering products that meet the stringent requirements for the vast China market set by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG).

NorthWestern Energy Selects Tendril Smart Grid Solutions

  • Posted on: 2 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

Tendril has announced that NorthWestern Energy, one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest, has selected Tendril for its Smart Grid Demonstration Grant Project. Tendril Energize and Tendril Connect will be deployed to deliver consumer engagement and enable energy usage behavioral changes, and to provide demand response (DR) and load control benefits to NorthWestern Energy.

SmartSynch and Cellular South Introduce Residential CDMA Smart Grid Solution

  • Posted on: 28 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

SmartSynch, a smart grid technology company utilizing standard IP communications via cellular networks, and Cellular South have introduced a residential code division multiple access (CDMA) smart grid solution to the utility market. Utilities seeking CDMA communications support to automate their electricity grid may now access Cellular South’s leading CDMA wireless network services by leveraging SmartSynch’s IP-enabled smart grid solutions.

Pepco Holdings Selects Accenture to Build Smart Grid Network Management System

  • Posted on: 28 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

Pepco Holdings Inc., one of the largest energy delivery companies in the U.S.'s mid-Atlantic region, has selected Accenture  to set up an integrated Network Operations Center (NOC) to expand the utility's ability to monitor technology that supports its deployment of smart grid components, specifically an advanced meter infrastructure and distribution automation system.

GE Expands Smart Grid Portfolio, Extends Its Reach in Ireland

  • Posted on: 25 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

GE has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Ireland-based FMC-Tech, a leading provider of smart grid technology equipment providing real-time power line monitoring capabilities. The acquisition, first announced in May, marks another milestone in both GE’s dedication to smart grid excellence and its commitment to smart grid development in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Siemens Technology Meets Key Standards for Smart Grid Solutions

  • Posted on: 25 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

Siemens’ Spectrum Power range of power control systems  and protection equipment, substation automation systems and Ethernet switches from Siemens Energy satisfy all requirements specified by international standards IEC 61968 and IEC 61850 in the framework of future smart Grid solutions. This is confirmed by their successful performance in interoperability tests recently conducted at the French power utility EDF in Paris by the users’ association UCA.

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