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Ventyx Partners on Smart Grid Gotland Project

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 16:36
Ventyx has announced plans to join an initiative to create one of the world’s smartest electricity networks as part of the Smart Grid Gotland project in Sweden. Ventyx will deploy a comprehensive distribution system optimization solution encompassing network control, demand response management, demand forecasting, and business analytics to support the project. This infrastructure will enable large quantities of wind and other renewable and distributed energy sources to be integrated into the grid.

Smart Meter Technologies, En Verv Team on new AMI Solutions

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 16:35
Smart Meter Technologies is collaborating with EnVerv on a family of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products for residential, commercial and industrial meters. EnVerv’s EV8000 power-line communications (PLC) modem system on chip (SoC) will be the communication engine of these platforms. 

Philippines Opens New Solar Plant

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 14:17
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III led the ribbon-cutting and switching-on ceremony at the inauguration of San Carlos Solar Energy’s (SaCaSol) solar plant, a ground mounted photovoltaic solar facility at the San Carlos City Economic Zone.

Landis+Gyr Acquires PowerSense

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 15:07
Landis+Gyr has acquired PowerSense, which has designed solutions to retrofit and digitalize existing power distribution infrastructures enabling utilities to balance and better manage grids in their medium and low voltage distribution network. This enables grid operators to meet the challenges of the future power grids such as an increasing number of distributed power generation options and unpredictable loads that significantly change the power consumption patterns.

BGE Deploys C3 Energy Solutions

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 15:06
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has successfully deployed C3 Revenue Protection and C3 AMI Operations across the utility’s two million meter smart grid network. The solutions analyze more than 35 billion rows of data from twelve BGE and third-party data sources to help BGE’s revenue protection and grid operational teams operate more efficiently and effectively.

Silver Spring Integrates Varentec Technology

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 15:05
Silver Spring Networks is integrating Varentec’s Grid Edge Control Solution with its IPv6-based smart grid networking platform to provide utilities with greater voltage/VAR optimization and conservation voltage reduction (CVR) capabilities.

ABB Named Most Valuable B2B Swiss Brand

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 15:03
Interbrand has ranked ABB seventh on its annual list of the most valuable Swiss brands, making it the most valuable B2B business brand in the country. B2B brands were included on the list for the first time this year. ABB’s brand is valued at around five billion Swiss francs. 

SDG&E Promoting Sustainability

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 15:02
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is taking a leading position in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability, both with its customers and within the utility’s own operations. 

HomeGrid Forum Celebrates New Milestone

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 15:01
HomeGrid Forum has confirmed that twenty-two vendors have certified silicon in their systems. The announcement comes as service providers in various regions are completing their field trials. HomeGrid also announced Triductor Technology of China is the newest addition to the list of silicon providers.

Enel Green Power North America Increases Ownership of Wind Farm

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 14:59
Enel Green Power North has signed an agreement to purchase an additional 26 percent of the Class-A interests in the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, the company that operates the 250 MW Buffalo Dunes wind farm. Enel paid approximately $60 million for the extra stake in the company.