This week's smart grid winners have new contracts to be thankful for


By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor


Day after Thanksgiving here in the States and some folks are thankful no one ate the last piece of pumpkin pie. Others are thankful they're heaping new smart grid wins on their plates. Scroll down and click to page 2 to learn more about the latter.




·         Itron and Cisco technology heading to Hong Kong - CLP Power Hong Kong will incorporate Itron's smart grid solutions in its 4,500 advanced meter pilot. In addition to Itron smart meters, data collection software, meter data management software and cellular solutions the rollout will also rely on Cisco Connected Grid Routers and Connected Grid Network Management System. More >>


·         SMUD chooses Detectent's analytics solution - The San Diego-based software provider will install and deploy its Customer Intelligence Platform and analytics applications at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The solutions "will enable us to utilize our smart meter data across all customer segments to better identify theft and bring increased intelligence to our meter and billing processes," said Rachel Huang, SMUD Manager of Customer Retail Strategies. More >>


·         Energate leads consumer engagement project in Ontario - Ottawa-based Energate signed a contract with the Ontario government to lead a smart grid into the home project. As part of the project, Energate and a number of Ontario utilities will be testing different combinations of portals, mobile applications, smart thermostats and other technologies and programs that leverage Energate's Consumer Connected Demand Response home energy management platform. More >>



·         General Compression closes $60 million Series B financing - The Massachusetts company will use the money to continue to funding its technology commercialization and project development activities. GC's first utility-scale project, under development in Texas will showcase the ability to store intermittent wind generation for use on demand. The demonstration project features a wind turbine integrated with proprietary GCAES technology and a salt cavern. More >>


·         SURGE grads grab funding - Houston-based seed accelerator SURGE says more than half of the startups that finished its first training program have received funding within six months of completion. SURGE invests in early stage energy software companies and one of its main focus areas is smart grid and energy efficiency. SURGE is accepting applications for its second class of energy start-ups through Nov. 30, 2012. More >>




·         EnerNOC honored at green tie gala -- Energy management applications and services provider EnerNOC was named the New England Clean Energy Council's 2012 "Employer of the Year."  More >>


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



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