Winning isn’t everything (but it helps)... this week’s smart grid wins


By: SGN Staff


We’re covering a lot of ground this week with Abengoa’s transmission project in Brazil, Conergy’s 90 MW solar installation in Germany and U.S. projects like American DG Energy’s cogeneration installation in New Jersey and EnerNOC’s demand response work for Austin Energy. Not to mention awards, a partnership and an acquisition, and DOE’s funding for tribal clean energy projects.



Energy and environment technology solutions company Abengoa has been chosen by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency deliver a new electricity transmission project. Abengoa will be responsible for carrying out the engineering, design, construction, maintenance and commissioning of the electricity transmission concession for the $230 million project, which will cover 238 miles. The line will begin operation in September 2017. Read more >>


On-site utility American DG Energy Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to sell heating and cooling with back-up capabilities to a mission critical facility in New Jersey. The project includes a highly efficient 200 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system, hot water absorbers providing chilled water and dehumidification systems. Read more >>


Energy intelligence software company EnerNOC has been selected by Austin Energy to help expand the utility's Power Saver(TM) Load Co-op demand response program, with a focus on developing a plan for the implementation of automated demand response (AutoDR) utilizing the OpenADR 2.0 standard. Austin Energy is the nation's eighth largest community-owned electric utility and serves a population of almost one million in Austin and surrounding Texas counties. Read more >>


German energy company Conergy announced plans to build enough solar farms to meet the energy demands of 11,500 British homes annually. The company will build five solar farms totaling 40 megawatts for Primrose Solar. Four additional solar projects in the development phase will add 50 MW of renewable energy to Conergy's portfolio. Read more >>


Distributed thermal energy storage and smart grid solutions company Ice Energy, recently solved a major cooling challenge for the City of Azusa, California. After an air conditioning failure at the city library during a summer heat wave, Azusa Light and Water, the city's public utility, employed a thermal energy solution from Ice Energy to supply a more reliable and efficient solution. Read more >>