Who's in smart grid wins this week? Let's take a look
By: SGN Staff
By Doug Peeples
SGN News Editor
In addition to noteworthy projects, our latest roundup of smart grid wins includes an acquisition in the making and details on the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid "Griddie" Awards for Communication Excellence in Communications.
Cisco has signed an agreement with the Russian Republic of Tatarstan for the development of an ICT master plan for the development of an ICT master plan for the innovative Kazan Smart City, the capital of Tatarstan. The intent is to build a smart, socially attractive modern city that will stimulate economic development throughout the region. Specific elements include enhancing efficiency of city management and optimizing deployment and delivery of new end-user services.
Battelle has agreed to extend its relationship with Gridquant to become the exclusive distributor of Gridquant software in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada and India. "It is a great strategic fit with our existing portfolio of solutions in energy and environment,â€ says Spencer Pugh, general manager of Battelle's energy and environment business unit. â€œBattelle is very excited about playing a role in the widespread adoption of HELM (Holomorphic Embedding Load-Flow Method) tools throughout the electric utility industry."
Landis + Gyr has been selected by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to deploy advanced metering and smart grid technology on Fire Island, which is along the south shore of Long Island, as part of a project to enhance service, safety and reliability of the electric distribution system for residents and businesses. Once the system is installed, LIPA will be able to pinpoint outage locations and have more visibility into distribution grid conditions. The system will also help provide more information to consumers on their energy use, and improve customer service by expediting response to seasonal account changes.