A busy week for smart grid wins: new projects, an acquisition and honors



Yes, it’s been a busy week for the smart grid sector. Read about several new projects, Landis+Gyr’s acquisition of Power Sense, Silver Spring Networks’ partnership with Detectent and honors for Bit Stew Systems.



Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the approval of the 200-megawatt Moapa Solar Energy Center Project on tribal trust land in Nevada and that nine federally recognized tribes have been awarded Tribal Energy Development Capacity grants totaling over $700,000. The competitive grants, provided by the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs’ Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, fund projects that help build tribal capacity for energy and mineral resource development, including renewable energy projects. Read more >>


Opower, cloud-based software provider for the utility industry, has partnered with several leading utilities to engage over one million residential customers this summer through its enhanced demand response platform. Based on last summer’s success, Opower is doubling the size of its existing program with Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and partnering with utilities across three of the largest Independent System Operators (ISO)’s to help them meet their demand management goals. Read more >>


Smart grid communications company Tantalus has completed several advanced metering infrastructure deployments within the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public power provider. TVA is comprised of 155 distribution utilities serving more than nine million customers spread across seven southeastern states. Read more >>


ClipperCreek announced the launch of its ETL listed utility smart grid connected charging station, the CS-40-SG2. The charging station includes an embedded revenue grade sub-meter and a variety of smart grid communications options. Built on the ClipperCreek CS-Series charging platform and Itron’s utility meter and powerful communications technology, this solution will extend a utility’s energy management intelligence directly to the charging station through multiple wireless communication interfaces. Read more >>