Smart grid wins: first major U.S. transmission project in decades (and more)


By: SGN Staff


This week’s smart grid wins covers a good bit of ground, from Solutions as a Service and incident management to the first major U.S. transmission project in decades and energy and workforce management.



The Department of Interior has given final approval for the first major U.S. transmission project in decades. It will carry renewable energy across the western US. The 990-mile Gateway West Transmission Project will be capable of carrying about 1.5 gigawatts of energy from southern Wyoming to southern Idaho. Most of the energy will be from the many wind farms in the region. It will transmit electricity to load centers from Utah to Washington State. Read more >>


The city of Holly Springs, Miss. has contracted GE to provide its subscription-based Solutions as a Service (SaaS) to modernize its utility grid. GE’s SaaS offering will provide the city of Holly Springs with advanced outage detection capabilities on its monitored meters. In addition, its asset monitoring capabilities enable the city to register and monitor all meters connected to its utility network, logging and classifying any issues that may occur. That information then allows insight into the operational state of the city’s utility assets and an in-depth view of the city’s energy usage. Read more >>


Trimble announced that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the U.S., has implemented the Trimble® eRespond(TM) smart network incident and event management software to enhance its day-to-day water operations and customer response. Trimble’s eRespond software provides utilities with tools to increase network service reliability, improve efficiency and reduce the cost of operations while improving customer service and regulatory reporting. Read more >>


Mobile workforce automation software company Clevest Solutions Inc., announced that SaskPower, Saskatchewan's electric utility, and SaskEnergy, the province's gas utility, have launched its AMI initiatives with Clevest's Smart Meter Exchange solution. Both utilities engaged deployment vendor Grid One Solutions who is using Clevest’s Smart Grid Mobile technology to improve control over the AMI program. Read more >>