It's a global week for smart grid projects news



Check out a variety of projects in this week’s smart grid wins: from Itron’s successful metering pilot in Lebanon to Schneider Electric’s $6.4 million Government Services Administration contract.



Itron announced it is successfully pilot testing its smart metering solution in Lebanon. Électricité du Liban (EDL), the state electricity utility, and KVA, its Distribution Service Provider (DSP) in the Beirut and Bekaa areas, are leveraging Itron’s smart technology and expertise to more efficiently manage energy resources. The solution is an important part of the Lebanese Energy Ministry’s efforts to test smart meters to elevate the quality and performance of Lebanon’s distribution network, improve revenue collection, and reduce technical and nontechnical losses in the network. Read more >>


American Vanadium announced that the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will evaluate and demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system at its state-of-the-art testing facility. After the demonstration of the energy storage system at NREL's facility in Golden, Colorado, the CellCube is designated for sale to a U.S. utility. Read more >>


ABB is collaborating with Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. to supply direct current fast chargers over the next six years for DENZA. The wall-mounted chargers will have a number of innovations designed for user convenience and safety, such as a mobile app that allows remote monitoring and control of charging sessions, with the option of charging status change notification. Read more >>


Demansys Energy has begun operation of a 75 MW aggregate of real-time, demand-side resources in New York through a New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) program. Demansys has successfully utilized its proprietary Grid Daemon Platform to aggregate and control in real time the load of commercial and industrial customers in order to provide energy, reserves, and regulation to the wholesale markets, alongside traditional generation. Read more >>


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Schneider Electric a $6.4 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) for the Almeric Christian Federal Building in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. As part of GSA’s Deep Retrofit Challenge, this project will install energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems at the site in St. Croix, making it one of the first federal buildings to achieve 100 percent net zero energy through an ESPC. Read more >>