smart grid

HD Supply Utilities and Trilliant In Smart Grid Pilot with Victoria Electric Cooperative

  • Posted on: 19 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

HD Supply Utilities, North America's largest electric utilities distributor and Trilliant, a Smart Grid communications provider and leader in delivering solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, today announced their Smart Grid communications pilot program with Victoria Electric Cooperative, in Victoria, Texas.  The pilot program includes a deployment of Trilliant's multi-tier SecureMesh Smart Grid solution to deliver advance

Echelon Smart Meter Selected for Fortum Norway 100,000 Customers

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

Fortum Norway awarded a smart grid project to Echelon partner Telvent to deploy Echelon's smart metering system to Fortum Norway's 100,000 electricity customers, Echelon announced today. Fortum is making the first significant deployment decision that directly addresses Norway's new push to spread smart metering to the country's 2.6 million electricity customers by the end of 2016.

Volume deployments of Echelon's Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid infrastructure system are targeted to begin in August 2013 and go through 2015.

Elster Showcases Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Technology At Plug-In 2011

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

Elster announced that the company is showcasing its Smart Grid solutions for building an electric vehicle infrastructure at Plug-In 2011, a global conference on the engineering advances, industry research and public policies that will create the framework for the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transport.

Elster provides a complete electric vehicle (EV) charging platform that enables utilities and service providers to effectively provide sub-metering for public and residential locations.  

Glasgow Electric Plant Board Selected Elster EnergyAxis for Time-of-Use Billing

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

Elster announced that Kentucky's Glasgow Electric Plant Board (Glasgow EPB) has selected Elster's EnergyAxis Smart Grid solution to deliver advanced time-of-use (TOU) billing capabilities to its customers.

By deploying the EnergyAxis solution across its infrastructure, Glasgow EPB expects improved operational efficiencies and anticipates empowering its customers to better manage energy usage and lower energy costs.  

IDT and Fudan Offer Chinese Market Smart Meter Reference Design

  • Posted on: 7 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) announced today that they have joined forces with Chinese–based Fudan Microelectronics to create a smart meter reference design for developers of smart meter solutions. The new reference design combines IDT's 90E2x power metering device and Fudan Microelectronics' FM3308 microcontroller unit (MCU). According to IDT the new reference design will shorten the development cycle of smart meter manufacturers and improve time-to-market.

Sensus to Add IBM's Encryption and Key Management Into its FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure

  • Posted on: 6 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

Sensus is incorporating encryption and key management technologies from IBM into its FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in an effort to advance data security as a critical component of the smart grid. The initiative will further enhance the existing security capabilities of the Sensus network infrastructure.

Johnson Controls Completes Acquisition of EnergyConnect

  • Posted on: 5 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has completed the previously announced acquisition of EnergyConnect Group, Inc., a leading provider of smart grid demand response services and technologies. The acquisition was completed on July, 1, 2011.  

The acquisition enables Johnson Controls to help building owners and operators manage how much energy their buildings consume and when the energy is consumed – a critical feature of connecting smart buildings to the smart grid.