Smart grid wins: Building better electric grids



This week’s smart grid wins include a variety of projects and announcements, from ABB’s power generation order in India to UPA’s smart meter project in Orlando.



ABB has won an order worth around $27 million from NTPC, India’s central power generation utility to supply generator transformers and shunt reactors. These will be installed at a greenfield 2x800 MW thermal power plant being constructed at Gadarwara, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Read more >>


Ice Energy and Moreno Valley Electric Utility (MVU) have successfully completed a pilot program examining the potential for energy storage to increase efficiency and reduce energy costs for the fast-growing community. With the pilot program’s success, Ice Bear thermal energy storage units are now eyed as alternative to costly projected local infrastructure upgrades. Read more >>


A123 Energy Solutions has announced the commissioning of a 500-kilowatt Grid Storage Solution (GSSâ„¢) for Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd, one of the largest manufacturers of power generating equipment in China. Read more >>


Utility Partners of America (UPA), which helps utilities install and upgrade water, gas and electric meters embedded with time and money-saving technology, safely replaced about 150,000 digital electric meters as part of a system-wide smart meter upgrade for the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). UPA also provided maintenance and new construction installations on behalf of OUC’s water division.
 In addition to the electric meter installations, UPA managed the data transfer from OUC’s old analog meters to the new digital meters and coordinated the salvage and recycling efforts for the old meters. Read more >>