Smart grid wins: It’s been a busy (and global) week for smart grid projects



As always, the smart grid sector has been busy with a variety of projects in the US and abroad. Scan the summaries and click the links for the full story.


Smart grid communications company Tantalus has been selected by Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), a multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville, for a strategic deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure communications network and applications for its customers in north central Florida. GRU will begin initial deployment of TUNet® - the Tantalus Utility Network - along with Itron CENTRON® II advanced meters to support a wide range of integrated applications. Read more >>


Tollgrade Communications has partnered with DTE Energy in a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action for a comprehensive grid modernization project in Detroit that will roll out over the next three years. With this CGI commitment, Tollgrade and DTE Energy are targeting to reduce nearly 500,000 customer outage minutes over the next three years in the DTE Energy service territory where Tollgrade’s LightHouse system is deployed. Read more >>


LED Roadway Lighting and its partner Silver Spring Networks have been selected by Glasgow City Council to deliver the intelligent street lighting  requirements for its innovative Future City Demonstrator initiative. The project will leverage LED street lighting from LED Roadway Lighting’s NXT range of luminaires and Silver Spring’s IPv6-based smart city networking platform to integrate LED street lights, traffic cameras, and sensors into two adaptive lighting systems. Read more >>


UK-based Cyan, an integrated system and software design company delivering mesh-based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control, announced that a consortium led by Aquameas Instrument Pvt. Ltd. has been selected by Essel Utilities for the first deployment of Cyan’s retrofit CyLec Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution in India. Read more >>


National Grid Saudi Arabia has contracted Doble Engineering Company to help reach its continuing goal of developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art electric power grid. Doble and National Grid Saudi Arabia will work together to perform an asset health review of nearly 1,000 transmission transformers. The project will use both time-based and predictive maintenance philosophies to enhance grid reliability by detecting and managing problems early on. Read more >>