Smart grid wins: a smorgasbord of projects, funding and acquisition news
By: SGN Staff
By Doug Peeples
SGN News Editor
Our smart grid wins roundup features a truly varied collection of innovative projects, a first for the EV charging industry, good news for rural electric cooperatives and a transmission and distribution acquisition in India.
IBM has been selected by E.ON Metering to operate its Smart Metering IT infrastructure in a private cloud. The new platform will improve the integration of renewable and decentralized energy sources, while also allowing E.ON to provide services to help customers better control their energy use.
E.ON Metering, an E.ON company and one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies, will use IBM's Intelligent Energy Service Enablement Platform (IESEP) to improve the deployment and management of smart meters, simplify the integration of renewables, and other innovative services, while at the same time maintaining a high level of customer service.
AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today announced that Consolidated Power Projects (CONCO), South Africaâ€™s largest high voltage construction company, has selected AMSCâ€™s D-VARÂ® STATCOM solution to connect South Africa's largest wind farm to the electricity grid. This is AMSCâ€™s first D-VAR STATCOM sale to South Africa. The system will be commissioned in the first half of 2014. AMSCâ€™s D-VAR solution offers complete VAR compensation and voltage control, enabling wind and solar energy generation systems to meet the most strict requirements while augmenting overall wind farm performance.