Smart grid wins: See who's bringing in big bucks (like a $260 million order)
By Liz Enbysk
SGN Managing Editor
We have some hefty wins on our list this week - from a $68.5 million Canadian contract to a $260 million order in Oregon. See who snagged those and other smart grid awards, plus check our M&A wins section on page 2 to see which Texas company Toshiba just acquired.
Â· IBM was awarded a new five-year, $68.5 million (Cdn) contract to continue supporting the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to operate Ontario's Meter Data Management and Repository (MDM/R) system with new computing infrastructure and an updated operating environment. IBM says the MDM/R is a core part of Ontario's smart metering initiative to drive a culture of conservation, enabling the billing of time-of-use rates and encouraging consumers to shift more of their energy use to off-peak periods. Read more >>
Â· Echelon will provide its Edge Control Node, Control Operating System based application platform and 3,000 advanced grid sensors to the Smart Grid Gotland project. The project is a large-scale, pioneering smart grid technology demonstration on the island of Gotland, Sweden -- a joint venture between Vattenfall, Gotland Energy, ABB, Swedish National Grid, Schneider Electric, Royal Institute of Technologyand partly financed by the Swedish Energy Agency. Read more >>
Â· EnerNOC - one of our just-announced 13 Companies to Watch in 2013 -- has expanded its presence in Southern California through a new contract with Southern California Edison. Under the terms of the new contract, EnerNOC will increase its number of megawatts in SCE's service territory by approximately 15 percent through Dec. 31, 2014. Earlier this week the Boston-based demand response provider announced a similar expanded contract in Northern California under a program administered by PG&E. Read more >>
Â· Toshiba has acquired privately-held Consert, a San Antonio, Texas-based intelligent energy management company that converts electric consumption in homes and small businesses into cost-effective clean sources of capacity and energy reserves for utilities. As a Toshiba subsidiary, Consert that will be integrated with Landis+Gyr, which Toshiba bought in 2011. Read more >>
Â· Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, has increased its presence in the Rocky Mountain region by acquiring substantially all of the assets Denver-based energy engineering provider Ennovate, which serves Colorado, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming. Ennovate will join Ameresco’s current workforce and local offices will be combined. Read more >>
Â· CoolNYC, a program developed by Con Edison and ThinkEco, won two energy awards from the Association of Energy Services Professionals. CoolNYC won for Outstanding Achievement in Residential Program Design and Implementation, and Outstanding Achievement in Pricing and Demand Response. CoolNYC is a DR program for window air conditioners, which are one of summers’ leading energy users in New York City. Read more >>
Â· Sentec announced that GridKey, its low voltage network monitoring technology collaboration with Selex ES, has won both the Power Generation and Transmission and the Energy Environmental categories at the Rushlight Awards. Read more >>
Â· ENBALA Power Networks won the 2012 Climate Change Business Journal award for Technology Merit in the category of Smart Grid and Energy Management. The Toronto company was recognized for its grid balancing applications: Grid Balance, Wind Integration and Generator Efficiency. Read more >>
Did you miss last week's wins list? See it here >>
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