A mixed bag of smart grid wins: projects, milestones, collaborations
By: SGN Staff
By Doug Peeples
SGN News Editor
Austin Energy successfully conducted back-to-back demand response events with the Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS), a cloud-based platform from AutoGrid Systems that reduces critical peak power safely, securely and unobtrusively through Big Data analytics. Austin Energyâ€™s program offers customers choice when it comes to hardware. Under the Austin initiative, consumers can select their own thermostat. The program also covers EV charging stations from ChargePoint.
Colquitt Electric Membership Corporation, a not-for-profit consumer-owned electric distribution system based in Moultrie, Georgia, has licensed Apex's ProFieldÂ® technology to manage its upcoming deployment of the Landis+Gyr GridstreamÂ® RF advanced metering system. The project, consisting of 65,000 meter exchanges within a seven-county service territory, will be the largest to date for CEMC. ProField was designed with several feature-rich modules to give full visibility into and complete control over every aspect of field operations.
Buksh Energy works with its local retail outlet in Pakistan to provide electricity to villages using solar power. There are several villages there without electricity, with no opportunity to connect to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) grid. The organization, which started work in August 2012, has provided solar lanterns to almost 72 villages and other settlements.