This week's smart grid winners are solving all sorts of gnarly problems

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By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor

 

Austin Energy is implementing an advanced distribution management system. The UK Ministry of Defense wants smarter buildings (lots of them). Scottish Power is testing a new approach for connecting renewables to the grid. Which companies are doing the heavy lifting? Scroll down and click to page 2 to for details on these wins and others too.

 

PROJECT WINS

 

·         Austin Energy chooses Telvent ADMS - The Texas utility will implement the latest release of Telvent's advanced distribution management system. With the capability to process an increasing amount of real-time data and forecast near-term energy demand in the presence of distributed energy resources, Telvent says the ADMS will allow Austin Energy to more efficiently operate the grid and support deployment of renewable energy throughout the distribution network. More >>

 

o    Abengoa taps Telvent's distributed control system (DCS) and solar field control system for its concentrated solar power plant located near Barstow, Calif. The solar field control system will coordinate the plant mirrors’ movement in precise accordance with the sun’s angle; the DCS will help streamline plant operations. The Mojave project will have the capacity to serve 54,000 homes when it comes online in 2014. More >>

 

·         UK Ministry of Defense contracts with IBM - IBM's smarter buildings software will be used to transform 235,000 assets across a 900 square mile real estate portfolio - including naval bases, airfields, housing and military training grounds. The ministry's Defense Infrastructure Organization will replace its outdated legacy IT environment and create a new centralized information management system with IBM technology, allowing faster analysis and more informed decision-making to better manage its vast network of real estate. More >>

MILESTONES, HONORS & HATS OFF

 

·         PA Consulting Group named its annual ReliabilityOne and ServiceOne awards this week. This year's National ReliabilityOne Excellence Award was presented to Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey. Overall Outstanding System Wide Reliability Performance Winner was Consolidated Edison of New York. Winners for Outstanding Response to a Major Outage Event were San Diego Gas & Electric and PSE&G. We Energies and Kansas City Power & Light were recognized as regional ReliabilityOne winners. Top winners for customer service and care were Florida Power & Light and San Diego Gas & Electric. More >>

 

·         Cooper Power Systems announced its PEAK transformers are the first to meet the new Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) transformer standard, the first AWR increase in standards since the 1960s. More >>

 

·         BuildingIQ has taken home two industry awards this month. The energy management software company won the 2012 Environmental Design and Construction Readers’ Choice Awards for the third consecutive year, and was also named a 2012 AlwaysOn GoingGreen Global 200 company. More >>

 

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

 

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