Smart grid wins: a full slate of innovative technologies and new projects

Smart grid wins: a full slate of innovative technologies and new projects



There are several interesting projects and developments in this week’s smart grid wins. Siemens has commissioned an environmentally-friendly transformer that is insulated and cooled with vegetable oil to a German grid operator, and Plug Power won a multi-location from Walmart for its hydrogen fuel cells. And there’s much more.



Eaton has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services and equipment for Units 1 to 3 of FirstEnergy’s Eastlake power plant in Ohio. Under the contract, Eaton's Electrical Services and Systems team will supply turnkey project management and equipment conversions that enhance grid stability and reliability. Read more >>


The first impressively environmentally-friendly transformer in the 420 kV capacity range from Siemens has been commissioned by the Baden-Wuerttemberg power grid operator TransnetBW (Germany). The world's first power transformer insulated and cooled using vegetable oil links the 380 kV extra-high voltage level with the 110 kV grid of the subordinate distribution grid operator in the Bruchsal substation. Read more >>


Signum Group, an asset and operations software solutions firm, has been selected by the city of Memphis to implement Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (Oracle eAM). Signum Group will use its SignumWayâ„¢ Methodology to provide system implementation services, control and quality programs that will maximize the performance and safety of assets that serve local citizens. Read more >>


The Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) product line from GE’s Digital Energy business was awarded several key customer orders in the second half of 2013. GE says those orders reflect its industry leadership with advanced technology, technical performance and global project execution capabilities. Read more >>


Plug Power has received a multi-site GenKey purchase order from Walmart Stores, Inc. to roll out its hydrogen fuel cell solution to power electric lift truck fleets at six North America distribution centers. The first of six sites will be deployed by the second quarter of 2014. Read more >>


Solectria Renewables, a US PV inverter manufacturer, announced that its Smartgrid Inverters, string combiners and SolrenView web-based monitoring were chosen by World Electric Supply and Miller Electric Company for the 750kW solar array at the Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read more >>