Our brackets are full of smart grid winners


By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor


We've got a big win for demand response out in Pac 12 country, a DMS win down in the Big 12 and plenty more big scores for smart grid players this week. Scroll down and onto page 2 for a look at who won what.




·         EnerNOC announced a new 10-year contract with PacifiCorp to deliver approximately 185 megawatts of electric reduction capability in Idaho and Utah, with the potential to expand into additional states in the future. PacifiCorp is a leading utility serving approximately 1.7 million customers in six Western states, providing electric service in Idaho and Utah as Rocky Mountain Power. EnerNOC says the contract represents one of the largest outsourced demand response programs in North America and its largest single contract in the agricultural sector. Read more >>


·         Open Systems International has been selected by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative to supply an advanced Distribution Management System for their members, based on OSI's state-of-the-art monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform. This distribution automation effort is part of the Texas cooperative's multi-year enterprise program, "Sustainable Grid" that will empower the coop to more efficiently and effectively respond to and manage outages and improve customer service. Read more >>


·         Siemens Canada has won an order from Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group to supply and commission 124 wind turbines for the South Kent wind project. The 270-MW project, located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Southwestern Ontario, will generate enough energy for up to 100,000 Ontario homes. "The approval of South Kent is a huge win for wind in Canada and we're excited to be moving forward with our partners and to ramping up production in Tillsonburg. We're encouraged by the overall progress of wind projects in Ontario, are proud to base our Canadian operations in the province and are eager to help to bring renewable energy to Canadians," said Jacob Andersen, VP, Wind Power for Siemens Canada. Read more >>


·         Abengoa and BrightSource Energy signed an agreement to jointly develop, build and operate the world's two largest solar power towers in California.  They will work together to permit and finance the 500 MW Palen Solar Electric Generating System, which consists of two 250 MW units located in a Department of Interior Solar Energy Zone in Riverside County, California. Together the plants will produce enough electricity to power 200,000 households. Abengoa is based in Spain and Bright Source headquarters are in Oakland, California.   Read more >>


·         NOJA Power based in Brisbane, Australia will supply OSM38 Automatic Circuit Reclosers (ACR) to the Victorian electricity distribution company SP AusNet to connect Melbourne Water’s 8 MW induction generation plant at Thomson Reservoir to the utility’s distribution grid. The ACR enables Melbourne Water to take power from the grid or switch to co-generation when its induction generation plant is operational and excess capacity is available. SP AusNet also has the option to switch in or out the additional capacity depending on demand because the device integrates with the company’s advanced grid control systems. Read more >>


·         Milsoft Utility Solutions announced that Lake Country Power in Minnesota has chosen the Milsoft Geographic Information System (GIS). Lake Country Power, already a user of Milsoft Engineering Analysis, Outage Management and IVR Communications, has completed its Milsoft E&O System with the addition of the Milsoft GIS.  Read more >>



·         Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative won first place for Best Nonprofit to Work in the $500,000 operating budget category from Opportunity Knocks, a national nonprofit job board , HR resource, and career development website exclusively for the nonprofit community. Read more >>


·         Power-One, a manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions headquartered in Camarillo, California, announced it has surpassed the one million mark for photovoltaic inverters sold worldwide. Read more >>



Did you miss last week's wins list? See it here >>



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