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.
Trilliant has launched a smart metering interoperability group to support UK utilities with their smart meter roll-out. According to Trilliant the group will offer utilities a clear low risk route for utilities to help consumers to cut their energy bills. The interpretability group consist of eight industry players including in-home display providers and energy and water resource management solution provider.
Want to know where the smart grid projects are in Europe? Through data collected by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and in partnership with Eurelectric, an interactive map has been developed to show active projects. Apparently there are over 200 active smart grids on the go in Europe at the moment. The map is to provide up to date information on active projects.
The UK energy management body OFGEM has approved the availability of funds for six smart grid projects across Britain. The money will be used to fund energy projects run by Distribution Network Operators (DNO). OFGEM is hoping that lessons learned in the pilots will help grid companies to develop the grid networks of the future. The £57 Million is being made available from the regulator’s £500 Million Low Carbon Network Fund.