This week we've got a first - a company with quadruple smart grid wins
By Liz Enbysk
SGN Managing Editor
We’ve had double dippers appear in our weekly lists of smart grid wins. But this week's quadruple winner is a first. Scroll down to see which company announced four deals this week, and be sure to click to page 2 to see which company reeled in a $100 million contract to turn municipal solid waste into electricity.
Â· Milsoft Utility Solutions wins the top spot this week with its four wins. The Abilene, Texas company's outage management system was selected by Bryan Texas Utilities and the City of Independence - Power & Light Department in Missouri and the REA Energy Cooperative in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, the Beauregard Electric Cooperative in Louisiana has chosen Milsoft Interactive Voice Response Communications, which Milsoft says is used by nearly 250 electric utilities for customer communications and service as well as employee communications and scheduling. Get details >>
Â· Tendril is partnering with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and the Arizona Governor's Office of Energy Policy on a new program to offer advanced energy management to homes with first-generation, one-way AMR meters. Funded through a DOE award, the program leverages the Tendril Connect cloud platform for communications between TEP and participating customers. Energy consumption data transmitted from customer meters will be analyzed by Tendril Connect and results will be shared with TEP customers via Tendril's web and mobile dashboards showing how and where energy is being used and providing personalized energy efficiency suggestions. "Behavioral energy efficiency is a significant and largely untapped resource that can help our customers to use less energy and save on their monthly electric bills,” said Eric Shoberg of TEP. Get details >>
Â· Conergy has its second large-scale order for solar parks with Siam Solar Energy (SSE) in Thailand; this latest one involves three parks totaling 31.5 MW. Last fall Conergy, which has roots in Germany and a U.S. headquarters in Denver, started constructing two power plants for SSE with a total installed capacity of 21 megawatts. Both plants are scheduled to be connected to the grid this quarter. "For the future," said Conergy CEO Philip Comberg, "we intend to work on large-scale projects specifically and long-term with financial investors and strategic industrial customers who want to expand their portfolio like SSE with independent energy power plants. In addition to the growing Asian markets such as Thailand, we are focusing our efforts on the American solar market." Get details >>
Â· Babcock & Wilcox announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary B&W Volund and partner Interserve won a contract worth approximately $100 million to design and build a waste-to-energy power plant for waste management firm Viridor in Peterborough, United Kingdom. The company says the plant will be capable of processing 85,000 tons of municipal solid waste per year to produce electricity. It will be designed for combined heat and power purposes, and will be capable of providing steam for district heating purposes in the future. Get details >>
Â· Harris Utilities' meter data management solution MeterSense was selected by EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corp. to enhance operational efficiencies, analyze smart grid data and improve customer service. Located in Statesville, North Carolina, EnergyUnited is one of the 20 largest cooperatives in the U.S., delivering electricity services across 122,000 meters to more than 100,000 members in 19 counties. Get details >>
Â· Ross Solar Group finalized an agreement with Jetro Cash & Carry Enterprises for a 1.56 megawatt commercial solar installation at their new facility in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx in New York City. Ross says the installation, comprised of 4,760 Sunpower high efficiency 327 watt panels, will be the largest single roof top commercial installation in New York with completion expected in July. The company says Con Edison’s cooperation in proposing a smart grid solution that will permit the "spot network” grid tied system to seamlessly export electricity back to the grid is a key piece of the agreement. Get details >>
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