smart grid

AEC, ICT Europe and Enel to Collaborate on Smart Grid

  • Posted on: 4 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

Today in Saudi Arabia AEC, ICT Europe and Enel signed a joint partner agreement to support the development of smart grid within the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC). The collaboration is a response to the Saudi Arabia Kingdom’s plans to embrace smart grid technology. AEC will join their expertise in Electronics with Enel’s utility experience and the financial resources of ICT Europe.

Mitsubishi Electric To Grow Smart Meter Business With Echelon's Help

  • Posted on: 22 May 2013
  • By: chw staff

At this year's Metering, Billing/CRM Asia 2013 Mitsubishi Electric announced plans to grow its smart meters business globally in collaboration with Echelon. Mitsubishi said they will integrate Echelon's Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) into its new line of smart meter products, which are designed for the global market.

National Grid Selects Itron and Cisco's Smart Grid Solution Project

  • Posted on: 26 January 2013
  • By: chw staff

National Grid is to increase its smart meter roll-out in the Worcester, Massachusetts from 5,000 to 15,000. National Grid said they will start deploying the additional 10000 meter early this year.  To support the project they have assembled some of the biggest names in smart meter and smart grid sector to implement the latest technology solutions. National Grid said the smart grid pilot will evaluate the integration of home automation, dynamic pricing and distribution automation.

Itron Awarded Contract In City of Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Posted on: 22 December 2012
  • By: chw staff

The city of Johannesburg has awarded a contract worth approximately $150million to Itron and Edison power group for the supply of smart meters and supporting technologies.  Itron will work with City Power to implement its latest smart meter solutions, allowing city Power’s customers to better manage their electricity and complements the city’s demand side management program.

Alcatel-Lucent Offers New 7705 Service Aggregation Routers (SAR) For Utilities

  • Posted on: 17 December 2012
  • By: chw staff

Utility companies planning to upgrade their communication network to support the next generation of smart grid infrastructure are being offered a new range of Service Aggregation Routers (SARs) from Alcatel-Lucent. The company has recently announced a new range of routers designed for the part of the grid that distributes power to the energy supplier's residential or business customers, also known as the Distribution and Field Area Network (FAN).

Taiwan’s Smart Grid Success Attracts UK Partnership

  • Posted on: 15 December 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

In 2011 Taiwan’s County of Penghu launched its smart gird initiative at an estimated cost of NT$8.09 billion they hope to make Penghu a low-carbon destination.  The Penghu smart grid project will run from 2011 to 2015 and over that period it hopes to reduce it carbon emissions per person from 5.4 tons each year to 2.1 tons. The UK government and its European neighbours have set themselves similar targets of improving energy management and cutting carbon emissions by 20 percent by the year 2020.

USC and Mitsubishi Launched Electric Vehicle Project

  • Posted on: 6 December 2012
  • By: chw staff

The University of Southern California (USC) in partnership with Mitsubishi Motors have setup a campus wide smart grid project called the “Living Laboratory”.  The project will simulate a city with a population of between 50,000 – 60,000 and will use the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles as part of the project.  The university’s Viterbi School of Engineering and Mitsubishi said the project will work to further develop and improve electric vehicle to accommodate widespread usage.

AutoGrid Introduced Big Data Analysis Platform for Utilities and Grid Operators

  • Posted on: 26 November 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

With their new Energy Data Platform and DROMS (Demand Response Optimization and Management Systems), AutoGrid is promising to cut the cost of demand response systems by 90 percent for utilities and grid operators and increase the "yield" of power from demand response events by 30 percent. You will not need a calculator to know that is a massive saving by any margin and on top of that you will not need any additional hardware.