Keeping the lights on and more in this week’s Smart Grid Wins



There are some interesting projects and accomplishments in this week’s Smart Grid Wins in a broad range of sectors, from geothermal and transmission to metering and EnerNOC’s commitment to helping keep the lights on in several parts of the country where extreme cold has driven up demand.



Ormat Technologies has completed the Don A. Campbell geothermal power plant in Mineral County, Nevada. The plant is producing its full capacity of 16 megawatts (net) and performing as expected. Read more >>


The City of Madison, Wisconsin’s water utility (Madison Water Utility), which serves 235,000 residents, has completed implementation of Itron’s smart water metering solution. The solution allows Madison Water Utility to effectively manage conservation initiatives, improve metering accuracy and operate more efficiently. The company also was selected to implement an advanced metering system for Public Service of New Hampshire. PSNH will utilize Itron technology to automate meter data collection, streamline billing operations and enhance customer service. Read more >>


ABB has won orders worth over $60 million for substations that will boost transmission capacity and supply electricity to the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2013. Read more >>


Toshiba has teamed up with Spanish utility GasNatural Fenosa and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization to regulate transmission of renewable-generated electricity via the Japanese conglomerate’s transportable lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS). The five-year demonstration project started in December at the Alcalá de Henares substation in suburban Madrid. Toshiba and GNF plan to eventually test the transportable BESS at other sites also. Read more >>