NV Energy has partnered with Control4 to roll out Control4’s home energy management solutions. NV Energy will integrate Control4 Advantage software with its demand response management system, to allow NV Energy to communicate with and manage any number of home area networks on the Control4 EMS 100 platform. In an effort to create an appealing customer experience NV Energy has a target of rolling out up to 20,000 EMS 100 systems to customer homes by 2012.
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an independent non-profit group working to foster mutual understanding between industry and consumers to support next-generation energy infrastructure, will release the “2011 State of the Consumer Report” at the Partnering for Progress Symposium, 12:30 to 5 p.m. today at the San Diego Convention Center. The report examines consumers’ attitudes toward their electrical needs and smart grid initiatives and suggests an industry on the cusp of transformation.
EnerNex announces the latest in a series of Smart Grid related Cyber Security documents providing prescriptive, actionable guidance for utilities and vendors implementing Smart Grid systems.The documents, also referred to as Cyber Security Profiles, are part of the 2010 phase of the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG) to accelerate the development of security requirements and standards for the electric utility industry.
Sequentric Energy Systems, a smart grid technology solutions provider has announced the introduction of its Smart Energy Tablet. The seven inch touch screen tablet creates an Energy Internet “Hot-Line” that allows utilities to present a wide range of highly customizable energy related information directly to residential and business customers. Poised to redefine In-Home Energy Displays, Sequentric’s Smart Energy Tablet will be unveiled at this year's DistribuTech on February 1-3 at the San Diego Convention Center, booth #2507.
At the Smart Metering UK & Europe Summit 2011 in London today Atos Origin and NXP unveiled a new Smart Grid security solution. Both companies have combined their different expertise to create a unique end-to-end security and authentication solution for utility companies. The solution brings Atos Worldline's ESS (Energy Security Service) and Atos Worldline's SMP (Smart Meter Personalisation) together with secure last-mile devices and authentication technology from NXP.
Through their ongoing relationship and on the back of successfully completing relating projects, Toshiba is planning the development of a major smart grid project in Bulgaria. The project involve the building of a 10MW photovoltaic park capable of supplying electricity to up to 2000 homes. The project is worth EUR 37.6M and will be near Yambol. The project was announced during the visit of the Bulgarian Energy, Tourism and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov and a business delegation to Japan this week.
Petra Solar, the New Jersey based company whose SunWave™ systems combine distributed solar energy generation with Smart Grid communications and improved grid reliability features, celebrated today the grand opening of its Network Operations Center (NOC). The NOC will serve as Petra Solar’s command center where the company will use its Smart Grid management software to remotely monitor and control all solar and Smart Grid assets in the field, both in the U.S. and around the world.
Sequentric Energy Systems, announced it has supplied its demand management hardware and software to Groton Electric Light Department of Groton, Massachusetts, for its smart grid deployment. The 2011 roll-out follows the successful pilot project initiated last summer to test the equipment, the installation process, customer acceptance and demand management performance.
Ember the connected home solutions provider has declared 2010 has its best year yet. With over 10 million ZigBee chips shipped last year, they have become the first to have shipped that amount in one year. Ember attributes their growth to the strategic partnerships that they have formed and the increase in smart meter implementation worldwide. Their main areas of growth were in North America and Europe mainly the UK where the country’s main utility supplier British Gas is planning to provide a million customers with smart electricity and gas meters.
Palmchip has release a new AcurX51 SoC platform for the smart grid connectivity and home area network (HAN) solutions industry. The new AcurX51 is based on a customised version of the Intel 8051 processor core, which allows it to fit into environment that already has existing 8051 software tools. It was designed with the green and smart grid community in mind; it is energy efficient, low cost and enables devices to be remotely managed.