Tendril, a leading energy management technology provider, has added Brent Hodges to its management team as General Manager, Australia. Hodges, who will be based in Melbourne, Australia, will be responsible for driving the company’s sales, marketing, business development and overall strategic direction in Australia as well as the Asia-Pacific region.
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an independent non-profit group working to foster mutual understanding between industry and consumers regarding the creation of a next-generation energy infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Patty Durand as its full-time executive director. In a long-planned transition, a former Georgia Institute of Technology Smart Grid and Energy Research leader will take over from Jesse Berst, Managing Director of GlobalSmartEnergy (GSE), an internationally recognized research and consulting firm, who has acted as the organization’s interim executive director since its inception.
A CES this month LG demonstrated its THINQ Line of smart home appliances; they are smart grid aware, offer smart diagnosis, food management, smart access and smart adapt. The LG THINQ range which includes refrigerators, ovens, washing machines and robotic vacuum cleaners allow homeowners to manage them through a smart Network. They also help users to make smart decisions about energy use when they to use these THINQ appliances.
APX Alarm Security Solutions, one of the nation’s largest security and home services companies, has announced the acquisition of Meter Solutions, an independent installation provider of smart meter technologies and solutions. The acquisition broadens APX’s focus on providing smart grid and energy management solutions for consumers.
Petra Solar, the New Jersey based pioneer and market leader in grid-tied, pole-mounted, distributed solar generation systems which include a Smart Grid backbone for utilities, today announced its continued international expansion with the launch of a research and development center in Amman, Jordan. This new office will enable Petra Solar to provide regional technology expertise that is geared to the needs of its partners in the Middle East.
Telvent GIT, a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that Telvent and Schneider Electric have entered into an agreement under which Schneider Electric will launch an offer to acquire all Telvent shares at U.S. $40.00 per share. In connection with the transaction, Abengoa has irrevocably agreed to tender its 40% stake in Telvent to Schneider Electric in the offer. The transactions are subject to certain conditions, including approvals of European and U.S. competition authorities and other material conditions.
Eleven months after the release of GreenDash, FutureDash has release a new patent pending secure home energy monitoring addon to GreenDash, called “GridLock”. The addon is to facilitate the secure transfer of data from the user's premises to the energy supplier. Also to keep the data secure so users can later access it to query and analyse their energy usage.
Cable & Wireless worldwide has partnered with the Current Group to develop smart metering and smart grid solution for UK utility companies. In a deal similar to AT&T and Elster and others in the US, Cable&Wireless will combine its networking solutions with Current’s smart sensors, smart meter data collection and analysis software to offer utilities an end-to-end smart grid solution.
This month sees the third of one of America’s major telecom operators partnering with a Smart Grid solutions provider to offer their communication infrastructure to the Smart Grid Sector. First it was Sprint and GridNet, then Verizon and SmartSynch and now it’s AT&T* and Elster who have announced a similar partnership. Under the agreement between AT&T and Elster utilities will be able to communicate with Elster's EnergyAxis advanced metering systems via AT&T's high speed cellular data network.
Members of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) went to the United Nation Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCC) in Cancun, Mexico to speak to attendees. The delegates went to highlight the importance of Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) in ensuring that climate policy goals are attained.