The Microsoft and OSIsoft Worldwide Utility Industry Survey 2012, released today shows a 25 percent increase over last year in the number of utilities companies that have implemented smart-grid technology. The survey also shows that 28 percent of companies surveyed are in the planning phase, but 24 percent still have not started adopting any smart-grid technology. However, 63 percent of participants expect their budgets for these technologies to increase over the next two or three years.
Itron announced today that it has released its first set of specialized analytic software applications built on the Active Smart Grid Analytics (ASA) platform. Each application is bundled with Itron’s Analytic Accelerators and Extension Toolkits, which help utilities take full advantage of their smart grid data.
In a new report announced by Pike Research, Industrial Defender tops the Leaders quadrant for Smart Grid cyber security, scoring highest on both strategy and execution in this rapidly growing market. The Pike Pulse Report: Smart Grid Cyber Security Threat Management evaluates 15 of the leading cyber security threat management vendors in the smart grid market and rates them on 12 criteria for strategy and execution, including vision, go-to-market strategy, partnerships, product strategy and roadmap, technical innovation, geographic reach, market share, sales and marketing,
Ambient Corporation, a leading provider of flexible and scalable smart grid communications platforms and technologies, announced today that its Ambient Smart Grid communications nodes now include Qualcomm's mobile broadband solution, the MDM6600 chipset. This chipset adds a new level of communications flexibility to the award winning Ambient Smart Grid communications platform, and is certified by Verizon Wireless for use in its wireless network.
Tres Amigas, the US-based national grid interconnection project known as the Tres Amigas SuperStation, announced that Mitsui, a global trading, IT and industrial infrastructure services company, has agreed to invest $12 million. In exchange, Mitsui will obtain an equity position and actively participate. By partnering with Tres Amigas, Mitsui plans to further internationalize their "Smart Green Information Technology" business model, which includes Smart Grid IT, renewable energy development and management, and CO2 emissions mitigation strategies.
Itron has announced that they have partnership with Cisco to brought to market their combined next-generation smart grid platform, delivering on the companies' vision to create a secure, scalable and multi-service IPv6-based communications architecture. This next-generation platform will help utilities accelerate adoption and simplify deployment of smart grid solutions, reduce the total cost of ownership of these systems, and unleash innovation for smart grid applications and technologies in the marketplace.
Itron announced that, in partnership with Cisco, it has brought to market their combined next-generation smart grid platform, delivering on the companies’ vision to create a secure, scalable and multi-service IPv6-based communications architecture. This next-generation platform will help utilities accelerate adoption and simplify deployment of smart grid solutions, reduce the total cost of ownership of these systems, and unleash innovation for smart grid applications and technologies in the marketplace.
CalAmp, a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions for Smart Grid applications, has been chosen by Elster, one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers, to supply the wireless routing hardware and network services for a wide-area advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for Tennessee's Bolivar Energy Authority (BEA).
Telvent, a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that Guiyang Electrical Power Supply Company of Guizhou, China has selected Telvent smart grid technology for the collection and analysis of its real-time operational data. This solution, integrated with Guiyang Power's current Telvent products, will support the planning, operation and analysis of a distribution network that reaches nearly four million people in Guiyang, Guizhou province's capital.