Smart grid scores: This week's project winners are...
By Liz Enbysk
SGN Managing Editor
We've got another batch of companies with project wins to tell you about this week â€“ among them familiar names like Elster and Landis+Gyr. But we'll also tell you about wins by companies you may not have heard of yet â€“ but may be hearing much more about in the months ahead. See details below and more on page 2.
Â· Landis+Gyr signed a contract to enable Estonia's largest distribution company, Elektrilevi, to fully move to smart metering by 2017. As the main partner of Ericsson Eesti, Landis+Gyr is responsible for providing the smart metering infrastructure for the project, including the smart meters, data concentrators and the head-end system. More >>
Â· Kandi Technologies, the Chinese electric vehicle maker, won what a Seeking Alpha writer suggests is the world's largest EV order ever â€“ 20,000 to be precise. More >>
Â· Survalent Technology announced two more SCADA commissions this week; one for an Indonesia-based power company. The other will be installed at Texas State Technical College as a tool for students in the school's Smart Grid Technologies discipline and SCADA Communications sub-discipline. More >>
Rural electric utilities in 18 states will receive loan guarantees from the USDA to make improvements to electric lines, transmission facilities and to reduce peak electric loads by deploying smart grid technologies. Nearly $29 million will go to the utilities for smart grid projects. More >>
Â· N-Dimension Solutions, a Canadian company specializing in cybersecurity products and solutions for the smart grid, received a $3.85 million investment from EnerTech Capital and co-investor Export Development Canada. More >>
Â· AEP Texas recently hit the halfway mark on its smart meter installation with 500,000 deployed. The utility also expanded its agreement with Landis + Gyr to provide another 280,000 of its Gridstream advanced meters. More >>
HOW TO SHARE YOUR WINSâ€¦
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