Smart Grid gold: This week's winners are...

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By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor

 

Everybody loves a winner – the excitement generated by the London Olympics brings that home loud and clear. And that's why we're launching a new weekly feature today highlighting wins on the smart grid playing field – project wins, financing wins, regulatory wins and more. (Be sure to click to page 2 to learn how you can submit your wins.)

 

PROJECT WINS

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·         ABB won a $55 million wind power order from Brazilian utility Eolicas do Sul. ABB will build three new substations to integrate wind energy and boost power supplies to meet Brazil's growing industrial, commercial and residential demand. More >>

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·         Ventyx inked a $7 million deal with Eskom, Africa's largest electricity supplier. The South African utility will undertake the largest implementation in Africa of Ventyx’s SCADA/DMS for real-time network monitoring and control of electric power operations. More >>

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·         Survalent Technology based in Ontario, Canada has added a couple more SCADA commissions in the U.S., one for Wiregrass Electric Cooperative in Alabama and another for St. James Municipal Utilities in Missouri. Survalent was also recently chosen to supply its SCADA system for an electricity supplier serving 852 villages in Vietnam. More >>

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·         EnerNex Smart Grid Labs was awarded a contract by DOE's Oak Ridge National Lab to validate the smart meter test framework developed by the NIST to ensure remote smart meter firmware upgrade schemes implemented are truly interoperable with the NEMA standard. More >>

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·         Sensus FlexNet utility network gets the nod from Southern Rivers Energy, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative in Barnesville, GA. The Sensus network will be the nucleus of a major technology update to serve the cooperative’s approximately 15,000 members. More >>

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·         Itron has been selected by FortisBC Inc., a British Columbia-based energy services provider, to support its AMI project which includes 115,000 of Liberty Lake, WA-based Itron's advanced meters as well as its MDM and data presentment software. More >>

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·         Landis+Gyr was chosen by Dawson Public Power District to deploy its Gridstream advanced meters to all of the PPD's residential and commercial accounts. Based in Lexington, NE, Dawson PPD is one of the largest rural electric systems in the state of Nebraska, serving about 23,000 electric meters. More >>

MILESTONES & HONORS

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·         Silver Spring Networks  just announced it has connected more than one million homes and businesses in Australia.  In partnership with CitiPower and Powercor Australia, Jemena, and United Energy, Silver Spring is providing the standards-based IPv6 networking platform, software and services to support the rollout of the State Government of Victoria’s AMI program. More >>

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·        Conergy recently completed one of the largest solar farm installations in Pennsylvania, a 1.8MW for Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. The project – known as the Aqua Pickering Solar Farm – is currently producing 2.3kWh of peak-time energy a year for the treatment and transportation of water to approximately 500,000 residents. More >>

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·         DTE Energy – In the news recently due to some smart meter backlash– has nonetheless  installed 800,000 Itron endpoints, including smart electric meters and gas modules, in its Southeastern Michigan service area. In total, DTE’s AMI project will see installation of over 3 million meters in Michigan homes and businesses. More >>

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·         San Diego Gas & Electric – one of the largest utilities in the U .S. and located in one of the most challenging electricity markets – won POWER Magazine's 2012 Smart Grid Award for providing "a model for how to modernize the grid while keeping costs under control." More >>

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·         U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment are recipients of this year's Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards presented by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid. More >>

 

How to share your win with us…

We aren't making any promises that we can post everything we get, but if you think you have a timely and newsworthy "win" that you'd like us to consider, send it to: info@smartgridnews.com. Please include a link to a press release or article that provides details on the win.

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