Alvarion, a provider of 4G networks in the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) market, announced that Pennsylvania's PPL Electric Utilities is deploying Alvarion's BreezeMAX Extreme 3650 WiMAX solution as part of its smart grid communications network.
Leading smart grid innovator Portus has announced that it has commenced a project with Queensland’s Ergon Energy to trial electric vehicle integration with the electricity grid.
Fuji and GE have created a new Smart Grid solution company (GE Fuji Meter Ltd) to provide smart grid technology to the Japanese market. According to both companies the joint venture is to design, build, market and service a new generation of electric meters, supporting Japan’s advancement to a smart grid infrastructure. The joint venture was finalized on February 1, 2011 and they have selected GE Energy’s Daniel T. Nakano to head the new venture.
Tendril and Whirlpool have announced that they are going to collaborate on the development of a range of smart home appliances capable of interacting with the Smart Grid, like the LG Electronics THINQ range. Whirlpool will integrate Tendril’s energy platform into the Whirlpool range of home appliances for the American market. Both companies are at this year’s DistribuTECH showing prototypes of these products.
Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, along with Hydro One, GE, IBM and Telvent, today released a highly-anticipated report that shows the way forward for utilities working to embed privacy into the emerging Smart Grid.
Sierra Wireless announced that Ambient Corporation has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded modules to provide 3G wireless connectivity for Ambient's latest X-series smart grid communications node, used by energy and utilities companies. The X-series smart grid node is part of the Ambient Smart Grid communications platform, which provides utilities with a critical link in building a modern energy infrastructure that enables connection with micro-generation and renewable energy sources.
Alstom Grid and S&C Electric Company announce their alliance to jointly develop smart grid solutions that demonstrate enhanced interoperability and next generation real-time self-healing networks between the Alstom Grid's e-terradistribution™ Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) and S&C's IntelliTEAM SG™ Automatic Restoration System.
Landis+Gyr announced the availability of its enhanced security solution for the Gridstream RF network that supports comprehensive network encryption and hardware solutions. This end-to-end security offering further solidifies Landis+Gyr's position as the premier provider of security solutions for smart grid systems.
Landis+Gyr, the world's largest smart meter solutions provider, has announced a partnership with Alternative Energy Solutions group of Dominion Resources, to market a dynamic voltage management solution for electric utilities that automates feeder voltage adjustments using data from smart grid devices. Landis+Gyr is working with Dominion to demonstrate the value of this distribution feeder voltage management application that helps utilities reduce energy use. Under terms of the agreement, Landis+Gyr will act as a strategic marketing and sales partner and will initiate early deployments with new and existing Landis+Gyr customers.