DTECH cheat sheet day 3: Find out what Siemens, EnerNOC, GE, Alstom (and others) are up to
You don't have to be in San Diego to get the latest buzz from DistribuTECH. We've sorted through the flurry of announcements for you. Scroll down and jump to page 2 for the latest batch we thought you'd want to know about.
Siemens is partnering with Proximetry to improve the management of communication devices for electric, gas and water grids for the North American market. They say their joint solution will address a growing market for managing millions of communicating grid devices. Siemens will deliver Proximetry's Airsync Network Management System (NMS) to utilities using its PM@Siemens delivery and integration process.
ViaSat introduced its new security system for critical infrastructure including energy grids and other utility networks. It is designed to avert or minimize security breaches and ensure continued operation of these networks. Using a virtual view of their networks, ViaSat says operators can manage security with a mouse click, based on real-time intelligence gathered from sensors that continually update information.
EnerNOC announced the latest release of its energy management application platform. With the release EnerNOC now offers utilities three different customer engagement models: its traditional full-service DR offering; a "white-labeled" software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, and a hybrid model in which EnerNOC's platform is branded as the utility's offering and EnerNOC serves as the program implementer, performing sales, network deployment, and dispatch management on behalf of the utility.
Varentec announced its ENGO product for electricity grid control and monitoring. The company says ENGO, which stands for Edge of Network Grid Optimization, delivers accurate control of grid voltage, and at the same time provides distribution line monitoring, power quality alerts and grid analytics, all in one solution. It is currently in field trials with utility customers.
GE announced it intends to work with Systems Control on a packaged substation solution - a modular package that can be "dropped in” to new or existing distribution electrical grid infrastructures. The companies say that by purchasing the "dropped in” solution, customers no longer need to work with multiple vendors to build, engineer and integrate a new substation and control package, which can help them better control costs and make implementation easier.
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