Who’s getting the deals: this week’s smart grid wins
By: SGN Staff
By Doug Peeples
SGN News Editor
One thing about the smart grid sector: you can always count on seeing how technologies, services and products are progressing - and how and where they are being implemented. This week’s smart grid wins highlights some notable examples.
Ambient Corporation announced that Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has contracted the communications and applications platform company to provide application development and communications equipment to replace discontinued technology for commercial and industrial metering. Following a year of testing and a successful pilot, The contract award follows a year of testing and a successful pilot and signals a roll-out to further locations across the New York City area.
Survalent Technology has commissioned a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for Loudon Utilities Board, Tennessee. The new system features Survalent’s highly available, open-architecture system based on Windows Server. Survalent has also commissioned a new SCADA system for Delta Electric Power Association, which provides power to several counties in Mississippi.
ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers of all of the country’s 16.7 million inhabitants. Also, a new cloud-based solution that enables energy providers to manage virtual power plants from the cloud is now ready for commercial use in Germany. The solution, which leverages demand response management software from ABB company Ventyx, was developed in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom. It has been tested extensively as part of the T-City project - a technology lab sponsored by Deutsche Telekom in partnership with the city of Friedrichshafen, in southern Germany, and also is now ready for commercial use. ABB also has announced projects in Iraq and Sardinia, among others, over the past few weeks.