Who says smart grid work is slowing down? Not our latest list of project wins

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By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor

 

From Guam to India to New Zealand - and from Florida to California and points in between - the smart grid build-out has definitely not run out of steam if our weekly list of smart grid project wins is any indication (and we think it is).  Look below and on page 2 to see who's been tapped for metering projects, transmission work, efficiency programs, solar R&D – and much more.

 

PROJECT WINS

 

·         Guam Power Authority gives it up for Landis+Gyr.  The electric power providers for the U.S. Territory of Guam will use L+G's Gridstream RF advanced metering solution for its smart grid project, which will include deployment of 52,000 advanced meters and Gridstream networking components over the next two years. Press release >>

 

·         New Zealand smart grid project goes to Silver Spring Networks. SSN’s standards-based IPv6 networking solution will be deployed across the entirety of Unison’s service territory. The utility's smart grid rollout is designed to improve grid reliability and service and enhance power grid asset management. Press release >>

 

·         Nexant gets the nod to lead clean energy project in India. The company's team of Indian and U.S. clean energy experts will work with U.S. Agency for International Development and Government of India counterparts to scale up and deploy innovative energy efficiency and smart grid technologies and practices. Press release >>

FINANCING WINS

 

·         Energy department puts the heat on solar to the tune of $10 million. In an effort to make solar energy more cost competitive, the DOE announced new investments totaling $10 million over five years for two university-led projects to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. The university team leads selected to develop new heat transfer fluids are the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Arizona. Read more >>

 

·         Five new research projects target lowering the cost of PV and CSP technologies.  The DOE also announced $3.5 million in investments to enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together at the Department's Scientific User Facilities. Read more >>

 

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

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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.