We've got a really big load of smart grid wins this week

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By Liz Enbysk

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Not only do we have a lot of wins to tell you about this week, but we've got a lot of big-name smart grid companies embarking on some pretty interesting projects. Scroll down and onto page 2 to see it all.

 

PROJECT WINS

 

·         Landis+Gyr has been selected by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) to provide more than 1.5 million digital electricity meters for their modernization and rural electrification program.  According to L+G, this most recent award from WBSEDCL is believed to be the largest electricity metering order in India for supply single-phase meters. Read more >>

 

·         Oracle was selected by North Carolina-based

Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC), an electric, water, sewer and natural gas service provider, to help reduce costs and improve customer service. GUC will use a broad footprint of Oracle applications and technology solutions, working with Oracle partner Lucidity Consulting Group on the implementation. Read more >>

 

·         GE is providing Southern California Edison (SCE) with a Phasor Measurement System to improve grid reliability. Also known as a wide-area situational awareness system, the phasor project involves the deployment of PMU devices in 500 kV and 230 kV substations throughout SCE’s network and their integration with associated situational awareness applications at the grid control center, providing real-time decision support to system operators. Read more >>

MILESTONES

·         Volkswagen “powered up” what it says is the largest single solar installation at an automotive manufacturing facility in the U.S. and the biggest solar installation in the state of Tennessee. Built by Phoenix Solar and to be operated by Silicon Ranch, the solar compound (pictured here) in Chattanooga occupies 33 acres. Volkswagen says it will consume 100% of the electricity generated from the solar modules. Read more >>

 

·         Austin, Texas-based Noesis Energy announced record growth of its free energy management service since completing its beta program last summer, with 6,000+ energy and facility professionals creating free accounts and uploading 20,000+ facilities representing more than one billion square feet. Read more >>

 

HONORS

·         Among the winners of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 2013 Inspiring Efficiency Awards were AEP Ohio, Xcel Energy and former Ohio PUC Commissioner Cheryl Roberto. Read more >>

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

 

HOW TO SHARE YOUR WIN…

We won't promise that we can post everything we get, but if you think you have a timely and newsworthy "win" that you'd like us to consider, send it to: info@smartgridnews.com. Please include a link to a press release or article that provides details on the win.

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