Smart grid winners' circle: See who's in it this week
By Liz Enbysk
SGN Managing Editor
What do GE, Alstom, Survalent Technology, Enbala Power Networks and Space-Time Insight have in common? They're all in this week's smart grid winners' circle with project awards, financing wins or atta boys. And they're not alone; scroll down and over to page 2 for the full list.
Â· GE snagged what it says is the largest series compensation project in the U.S., working with Electric Transmission Texas, a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. Under terms of the multi-million dollar contract, GE will install eight series compensation banks at four different facilities owned by ETT in West and Central Texas. The project, which is part of a larger $7 billion competitive renewable energy zone initiative enacted by the Public Utility Commission of Texasand administered by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, centers around providing transmission line access for wind power development in the Western and Panhandle regions of Texas. Read more >>
Â· Alarm.com, a Vienna, Virginia-based provider of interactive home security and energy management technology, reports that San Diego Gas & Electric selected it for its recently launched Reduce Your Use thermostat program, which enables users of Alarm.com's emPower home energy management technology to earn energy saving credits on their utility bills. Read more >>
Â· Alstom Brazil won a $226 million contract to supply equipment for a hydro project in Columbia. According to a NewNet report, the 127-month contract with the Latin American utility group EPM will include turbines, generators and other equipment. Read more >>
Â· LightRiver Technologies has won a five-year contract to upgrade the State of California Department of Water Resources communication network infrastructure. According Concord, CA-based LightRiver, the statewide network will consist of next-generation optical networking technology at 135 sites and two network operations centers and provide SCADA, voice, video and data communications for operating the water facilities, which consist of storage facilities, pumping and hydroelectric power plants, and approximately 700 miles of canals, tunnels, pipelines. Read more >>
Â· Survalent Technology based in Ontario, Canada, has commissioned a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for Washington Electric Membership Cooperative, a member/owner non-profit electric cooperative in Georgia. Read more >>
MILESTONES & HONORS
Â· The Artemis Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping water technology companies emerge into the world market has announced its 2012 list of most promising water tech startups. Among the Top 5 is one that may be familiar to SGN readers, as Enbala Power Networks was a winner in our 12 in 2012 Smart Grid Companies to Watch and was profiled a year ago by Jesse Berst as the latest breakthrough in demand response. Others in the top 5: 212 Resources, NanoH2O, New Sky Energy and Saltworks Technologies. Read more >>
o Also worth noting: Enbala President and CEO Ron Dizy was named in Delta Management's 2013 Clean50 Awards in the category of Renewable Energy. The awards recognize individuals and teams that have pioneered revolutionary projects for alternative energy innovation and clean capitalism in Canada. Read more >>
Â· Metadigm Services, a utility services company specializing in asset management, AMI and post-AMI services, announced the successful completion of a multi-year, 2.4 million meter enhancement project for Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of The Southern Company. The project included upgrading 2.4 million customers, including meter installation services, meter base repairs, incoming meter quality testing, warehousing and inventory management throughout the state of Georgia. According to Georgia Power, the upgraded digital system â€œhas reduced 14 million miles of travel throughout the state by taking nearly 300 vehicles off the road, greatly reducing vehicle emissions.â€ Read more >>
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