Grand Bahama deploys AMI for grid modernisation


Grand Bahama Power Company has selected Landis+Gyr to implement an advanced metering and intelligent grid technology as part of efforts to modernise its grid network.

The energy provider to 19,000 customers residing at Grand Bahama island will deploy Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream solution which will include advanced electricity meters, distribution automation devices and a meter data management technology.

The meter data management will be used as the central engine for validation and system-wide integration of metering data.

Grand Bahama Power, a subsidiary of Canadian utility Emera, will also make use of the solution provider’s IoT network to connect applications such as distribution automation, renewable resource integration and smart street lighting.

The initial stage of this project began in early April of this year, with full deployment scheduled to begin in 2020.

Delano Arthur, director of grid solutions at Grand Bahama Power, said:  “We’ve identified a number of ways smart grid technology supports our commitment to enhancing our customer’s experience.

“Our goals with this project are to aid customers in better managing their energy usage, effectively detect and address outages and power quality issues and lay a foundation that can support the integration of renewable energy resources.”

 “We look forward to working with GBPC on a variety of initiatives related to this project. From reliability improvements to upgrading efficiency, the benefits for the utility and energy consumers are well proven,” said Gina Garner, Vice President and Regional General Manager at Landis+Gyr.

Grand Bahama Power has a gross generating capacity of 98 MW.