Smart grid wins, from Mozambique to Miami



As usual, there has been a lot of activity in the smart grid sector so let’s get right to it. This week’s wins offer a lot of variety, from North America’s largest networked street light deployment to substation projects in Mozambique and Qatar.



Silver Spring Networks announced it has been selected by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) for North America’s largest networked street light deployment under contract. FPL plans to deploy Silver Spring’s wireless IPv6 mesh networking technology and management and control software to connect and control 75,000 street lights in the Miami-Dade County region. Also, Silver Spring has signed on as a strategic partner for Hawaiian Electric Company’s smart grid technologies upgrade for 5,200 customers on OÊ»ahu. Read more >>


ABB has won an order worth around $20 million from Aarsleff - Seth JV to supply engineered equipment packages for two new substations that will extend the transmission network in Mozambique. The order also includes the rehabilitation and extension of nine existing transmission substations that will help to reinforce the grid. Read more >>


Siemens has secured a contract to construct nine turnkey substations for Phase 11 of the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation’s Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project. Valued at $253 million, the contract covers supply of gas-insulated switchgears, with voltages including 220kV, 132kV and 66kV, for the first stage of the Phase 11 expansion. Read more >>


Space‐Time Insight announced that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has implemented its geospatial and visual analytics software. The software facilitates faster and more informed smart grid decisions. Read more >>


Itron and Tantalus have been selected by the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to provide their joint solution for a full deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications network and Itron advanced meters for its more than 55,000 electric customers throughout the islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas. Also, FirstEnergy has signed a contract with Itron to deploy its OpenWay® smart grid solution across its four Pennsylvania-based utilities. Read more >>