IBM has rolled out a new range of monitoring and analytic software that will help core infrastructure providers manage their systems. The applications, according to IBM aim to advance smarter cities and industry transformation across water, energy, transportation and healthcare. Connected to a network of sensors, 4G wireless networks, RFID tags, smart grid network, real-time information can be collected to understand system status and the ability to monitor and analyse new streams of data.
Echelon in collaboration with Eltel has won a $16 Million smart grid solutions contract with Demark’s largest utility company NRGi. According to Echelon NRGi has selected their Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid control system for its customers throughout its services territory. The solution features Echelon’s award winning software, which provides monitoring, application control and sensing for low voltage grid and smart meters. It is expected to serve approximately 150,000 NRGi homes and business customers.
SECO Energy, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the US has selected Sensus as its smart grid technology provider. Sensus will provide the Florida cooperative its FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communications network and more than 172,000 electric meters equipped with remote connect and disconnect capabilities.
ABB, the global power and automation technology group, announced recently it has received an order of over 75 GridShield reclosers for a U.S. Department of Energy Stimulus-funded smart grid project for Cuming and Stanton County Public Power in eastern Nebraska.
Echelon Corporation announced that after completing a rigorous public tender process, the fourth largest utility in Denmark, NRGi, has selected Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid control system throughout its services territory. The system includes the award-winning Echelon software for sensing, monitoring and control applications for the low voltage grid and smart meters for nearly 150,000 homes and businesses.
IBM has introduced a new range of software to help bring a new level of intelligence to the world's physical infrastructure. The software aims to advance smarter cities and industry transformation across water, energy, transportation and healthcare industries by monitoring and analyzing new streams of data.
SmartSynch has collaborated with Qualcomm to develop a new 3G communication platform for Smart Meters. The new SmartSynch and Qualcomm platform is the world’s first integrated over-the-air application portfolio for the smar grid. Adapted for its IP-based framework the Qualcomm’s Brew MP platform will help SmartSynch to provide a more flexible and robust wireless infrastructure for Utilities and their customers.
Cisco and Control4, two of the connected home heavy weights have entered into a strategic partnership around the creation of smart home energy management solutions. Both companies already have their own platform; control4 has its EMS 100 Suite and Cisco has the Home Energy Controller (HEC). Control4 recently announced that it was going through another round of funding, which could be the drive behind this partnership with Cisco.
Sunverge Energy (Sunverge) is pleased to announce the nation's first simple, cost-effective energy management system that intelligently distributes generation and storage of renewable energy. Capturing solar energy and storing it for use when it's needed most, Sunverge is addressing the inherent barrier to widespread adoption of renewable energy.
Verizon is in another grid partnership, this time it is with eMeter, an application provider to the utility industry. Both companies have announced their collaborative effort to provide a cloud base smart meter data management solution to utility companies. The solution will be offered through Verizon’s IP Network by eMeter smart meter data management platform, offering utilities the peace of mind that their data will be secure and reliably delivered.