Smart grid wins: Sensus snags Verdeeco and more industry news



There’s plenty of interesting news in this week’s smart grid wins roundup, so let’s get started.



Itron announced that National Grid, a supplier of electricity to approximately 3.4 million customers in the Northeast, has entered the next phase of its smart grid project, completing installation of Itron’s OpenWay® smart grid platform for its Smart Energy Solutions Program in Worcester, Mass. The platform enables National Grid to increase electric service reliability, improve response to power outages and empower customers to save energy. Read more >>


Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative (IREC) has selected Tantalus for the design and implementation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications network for its 11,000 member electric cooperative serving ten counties in west central Illinois. In addition to AMI functionality such as remote meter reading, remote disconnect/reconnect and voltage monitoring. Read more >>


RGS Energy and SEC SUSD Solar One have reached agreements to begin construction on solar energy projects at up to 22 sites in the Stockton Unified School District. When completed later this year, the solar photovoltaic (PV) sites will generate a total of up to 6.7 megawatts (MW) of clean solar power for schools and facilities in the district. Read more >>


GE's Digital Energy business is providing Brazil’s Furnas and Triangulo Mineiro Transmissora (TMT)/Geoenergia with the latest in protection and control equipment to ensure high-efficiency performance and quality for each of the utility's grid modernization projects. Furnas is one of the biggest utilities in Latin America and is responsible for power transmission in south, southeast and mid west Brazil. The country is facing challenges caused by increased manufacturing growth and fluctuating temperatures that cause more frequent transmission line and maintenance issues. Read more >>


Alstom’s very first 800 kV HVDC converter transformer has passed factory acceptance tests in Shandong, China. This converter transformer, the highest voltage level yet for Alstom, will enable State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to power part of the Jinping to Sunan Ultra High Voltage Direct Current power link. The link will transport clean hydropower from generating stations in central western China across to the industrialized coastal area in eastern China. Read more >>