Smart grid wins are piling up - all over the place

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Our list of smart grid wins this week is all over the map. Scroll down and onto page 2 to see who inked contracts and where – plus a look at financing wins, honors and milestones.

PROJECT WINS

·         Alstom has signed two contracts totaling approximately €16 million with the National Power Transmission Corp., a subsidiary of Vietnam Electricity Group, to supply primary equipment and materials for 500/220 kV substations in South Vietnam. Alstom will provide all electrical materials and equipment, as well as supervisory services. Read more >>

 

·         AMSC received an order for a D-VAR reactive compensation solution from Xiamen Red Phase Instruments. The new D-VAR system is being used to resolve power quality issues for China Southern Power Grid. It is the third order that AMSC has received from Red Phase. Read more >>

 

·         Efacec ACS was chosen by the City of Griffin, Georgia to provide its PRISM Real-time Outage Management System. The system Griffin is getting is built on a real-time SCADA platform, which Efacec says allows it to handle data faster and more efficiently than traditional methods -- a vital feature in outage and emergency scenarios. Read more >>

HONORS

·         CEOs Who Get It – A couple of energy exes were cited by the National Safety Council as leaders who "get" that creating a culture of safety is a business imperative. Among them: Michael L. Sims, General Manager and CEO of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative in Oxford, Ohio and Anthony J. Orlando,  President and CEO of Covanta Energy in Morristown, New Jersey. Read more >>

 

·         Pacific Gas and Electric has been named one of the best places to work by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. For 10 years in a row San Francisco-based PG&E, which has 20,000 employees, received a 100 percent rating on HRC's annual Corporate Equality Index for its consistently strong commitment to embrace diversity and inclusion. Read more >>

MILESTONES

·         Duke Energy Renewables announced completion of its largest-ever wind power construction projects, Los Vientos I and II in south Texas, adding 402 MW to the company's renewables fleet. All output will be purchased by CPS Energy and Austin Energy, the company said. Meanwhile, Duke Renewables reported a milestone year in 2012. "With five new wind power projects and three new solar power projects commissioned into service, we added 800 megawatts of clean, emissions-free energy to our fleet last year alone," said President Greg Wolf. "Now that Los Vientos I and II are on line, our total renewable power capacity grows to more than 1,700 MW, enough to power about half-million homes." Read more >>

FINANCING WINS

 

·         Sungevity, an Oakland, California startup in the residential solar rooftop space, announced it has raised $125 million in equity and new project financings. “Our ability to attract substantial investment from a list of respected backers is a powerful vote of confidence in our highly scalable growth model and customer-centric approach to doing business,” said Andrew Birch, Sungevity’s Chief Executive Officer. “We believe this new funding will take us into the next phase of growth and allow us to deliver on our mission of building the world’s most energized network of customers who power their lives with sunshine.” Read more >>

Did you miss our last wins list? See it here >>

 

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