Smart grid wins: See who's buying (and selling) this week
By Liz Enbysk
SGN Managing Editor
What are utilities buying - and who are they buying it from? Scroll down for our weekly glance into the smart grid marketplace. And be sure to click to page 2 where we've got more â€“ including Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific Best Practices Award winners.
Â· Itron got the nod from E.ON, one of Hungary's largest utilities, to supply more than 7,600 smart meters for business and residential customers across the country, expanding a pilot already under way. Itron's general packet radio service meters allow for automated monitoring and increased communication about energy usage. They will be installed at a random selection of E.ONâ€™s 2.5 million customers, allowing Hungarian energy officials to evaluate consumer energy use and efficiency based on data the smart meters provide. More details >>
Â· Clevest Solutions, a provider of mobile workforce automation software including smart grid operations for the utility industry, announced that Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has successfully deployed its combined Mobile Workforce Management and Automatic Vehicle Location systems, integrated with enterprise systems from Partner Software, Daffron and DataVoice, to improve the management of day-to-day service orders and outages. More details >>
Â· Milsoft Utility Solutions will supply its Engineering Analysis software to the Marquette, Michigan Board of Light & Power for system planning and operations. Milsoft says the software, used by some 1,000 electric utilities, helps increase employee productivity, service reliability and operational efficiency as well as enable economical system expansion planning. More details >>
MILESTONES & HONORS
Â· Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards had a number of familiar names in the list of honorees. Among them:
Â· Landis+Gyr was named Advanced Metering Infrastructure Company of the Year for the second year in a row.
Â· APC by Schneider Electric won in the UPS Vendor of the Year and UPS Service Provider of the year categories
Â· Accenture won the Growth Leadership Award in the Smart Grids Solutions Market
Â· The European Union has passed the milestone of 100 GW of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association, which says 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants. More details >>
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