10 smart grid wins this week (including two double-dippers)
By Liz Enbysk
SGN Managing Editor
We took a little time off during the holidays, but we're back with our weekly list of smart grid winners. Scroll down to see who's landing deals â€“ including the two companies that reported two wins each since we last updated you.
Â· Sensus was chosen by LaGrange County REMC in Indiana to deploy its FlexNet utility network and iCon A electric meters for more than 7,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across parts of four counties in northern Indiana. Switching from a power line carrier service, LaGrange chose Sensus technology to obtain reliable, secure, two-way communication and load control capabilities for a significant amount of irrigation customers, which comprise approximately 9 MW of the utilityâ€™s load. Another factor was the utilityâ€™s service to a large number of seasonal residents, making the technology's remote connect/disconnect feature important. Read more >>
Â· Alstom is a member of a team led by Dominion Virginia Power, which has been awarded a $4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to complete the engineering, site evaluation and planning phase for an offshore wind demonstration project in the state of Virginia. This award strengthens Alstomâ€™s position as a leading player on the worldwide wind market. The proposal includes the installation of two Alstom Haliade 150 offshore wind turbines approximately 22 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Alstom says the units would be fully-integrated with the stateâ€™s onshore power grid and feature innovative foundations. Read more >>
Â· Survalent Technology has a couple of recent commissions for its SCADA technology. One is Innisfil Hydro in Ontario, which operates nine substations, each with an incoming voltage of 44,000 volts. There are 525 kilometers of high voltage lines under its jurisdiction, covering a 290 square kilometer service area. The other is Greenfield Power and Light in Indiana. Read more >>