Smart grid wins: Some industry stalwarts top the charts this week

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By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor

 

Two Florida utilities pick metering partners, TVA taps a new residential audit tool, PJM Interconnection picks a FERC Order 755 compliant solution to meet surging demand and San Diego Zoo is using locally produced PV panels. Scroll down and onto page 2 to learn who all of these smart grid wins went to (plus details on seven more - including two companies with new financing rounds).

 

PROJECT WINS

 

·         Elster will help Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) complete its advanced metering infrastructure system. The Florida municipal utility serves nearly 225,000 customers with electric and water services. With Elster’s EnergyAxis OUC complete its conversion to a completely digital meter network and lays the foundation for providing a website that allows OUC customers to better monitor their consumption. More >>

 

·         Alstom Grid market management software is enabling the PJM Interconnection to more efficiently deploy fast-ramping energy resources in response to surging demand for electricity. This installation of Alstom’s upgraded e-terramarket platform also makes PJM compliant with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 755, which establishes a performance-based compensation system for sources of electricity that can be brought online quickly to ensure reliability. More >>

 

·         Kyocera Solar PV solar panels are powering the San Diego Zoo’s new 90-kilowatt canopy that charges electric vehicles. The Solar-to-EV project, in partnership with Smart City San Diego, is run by San Diego Gas & Electric and is a part of the Zoo’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The Kyocera panels used in the project were manufactured at the company’s San Diego facility. More >>

 

·         Energy Savvy’s residential audit tool is now being used by Tennessee Valley Authority customers. The Seattle company’s OptixEngage software provides utility marketers with customer intelligence gathered from homeowners – in this case customers of the 150 local power companies whose websites are linked to TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions website.More >>

 

FINANCING WINS

 

·         Green Plug, a San Ramon, CA company that provides programmable mixed-signal controllers for the high volume AC-DC power converter market, announced it completed a Series C investment round. Leading the round was U.K.-based strategic investor Imagination Technologies Group plc,  joined by longtime institutional investors Herald Ventures and Killik & Co., both of London; and Peninsula Ventures of Redwood City, Calif. More >>

 

·         ecoSolargy, a full service solar solutions provider headquartered in Irvine, CA, has secured $150 million through private equity investors for its 2013 financing program. Spearheaded by the company’s utility project development division, the program aims to finance utility-scale solar projects in all stages of development. More >>

 

Did you miss last week's wins? See them here >>

 

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