10 smart grid wins you can read in 5 minutes


By: SGN Staff


There’s a lot going on with smart grid projects and developments this week, many of them in Europe. Also, a new partnership, an award and some nice funding packages round out the smart grid wins roundup.



SSE Telecoms, a communications specialist and owner of one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and data center networks, has selected IP networking technology from Alcatel-Lucent to extend network coverage across the country as part of its ‘Project Edge’ program. Alcatel-Lucent will provide enhanced Ethernet and bandwidth capabilities to meet the scaling, resilience and security demands of SSE Telecoms’ customers, while enabling faster service delivery and reduced costs. Read more >>


Analytic data platforms, applications and services provider Teradata announced that ERDF, a company owned by the French utility, EDF, and the leader in power management systems in Europe, has selected technology solutions from Teradata as part of a strategic business initiative involving the redesign of their information system used to manage, process and analyze large sets of data generated by its smart grid. ERDF manages 95 percent of the power systems in France. Read more >>


CVTech Group Inc. has been awarded several contracts worth a total of $45.8 million, including one to build a 33-kilometer electricity transmission line for Hydro-Quebec. The $20.6-million contract from Hydro-Quebec calls for CVTech's Thirau subsidiary to build a transmission line between two substations in the Monteregie region. Read more >>


Live Data, Inc. today announced the completion of an integration project with Consulting Engineers Group and RPM Access that increases the availability of electricity from wind power for Iowa customers. The heart of the integration solution, LiveData RTI Server, provides the key digital linkage between the wind generation plants and the energy services markets run by the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO). Read more >>


ABB has commissioned a high-performance wireless broadband network for the city of Venice, Italy. The network provides free Internet access for residents and businesses and (for a small fee) the 22 million tourists who visit the city every year. The Wi-Fi solution comprises a network of fixed and mobile nodes that can handle more than 200 gigabytes of data and 40,000 subscribers a day. Read more >>

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