It's a global spin for this week's roundup of smart grid wins
By: SGN Staff
By Doug Peeples
SGN News Editor
It's yet another varied collection of smart grid wins this week, this time with a global spin. We share smart grid projects on the way or already underway in the U.S., the Netherlands and the UK.
Trilliant, a global smart energy communications leader, announced that it has been selected by RWE npower to supply pre-DCC Foundation smart meter services, including the Trilliant Communications Hubs and UnitySuite Head-End Software (HES). Trilliant has already begun working on delivering its proven smart meter solutions to RWE npower for a rollout beginning this year. The deal will make Trilliant the largest provider of in-home smart energy communications solutions in the UK.
Space-Time Insight, a provider of nextâ€generation situational intelligence solutions, announced that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has implemented Space-Time Insightâ€™s geospatial and visual analytics software, which facilitates faster and more informed smart grid decisions. The system, which correlates, analyzes and visualizes data in smart grid, distribution, outage, fire and weather systems, is the primary â€œfaceâ€ of SMUDâ€™s new Distribution Operations Center. The situational intelligence solution was implemented as part of SMUDâ€™s Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence (SAVI) initiative which is designed to improve the speed and quality of data analysis and decision-making throughout the organizationâ€™s Grid Planning and Operations department.
GridON Ltd.'s Fault Current Limiter (FCL) has been installed and commissioned into service at a UK Power Networks main substation in Newhaven, East Sussex. The FCL suppresses the damaging currents which result from electricity distribution network faults and increases network capability and reliability. Developed and manufactured together with GridONâ€™s Australian partner Wilson Transformer Company, the innovative state-of-the-art FCL enables cost-effective growth and increased flexibility of electricity networks.
Nexant notes that TexelEnergie, a Dutch energy cooperative generating, buying and selling gas and power to customers in the local community of Texel in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement to license the Nexant RevenueManager software platform to manage a customer self-service portal, customer care and billing, market messaging, and prospecting for its residential and small and medium enterprise gas and power customers. The Nexant platform is scheduled to go live in August and supports the new Dutch energy market model as defined by Energie Data Service Nederlandâ€™s (EDSNâ€™s) â€œStroomOpwaartsâ€ program. TexelEnergie also plans to support business processes of partnering cooperatives in the near future, leveraging Nexant software to its full capacity.