ASAP-SG]Knoxville, TN, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 13, 2011 - A first-of-its-kind smart grid related cyber security document offering prescriptive, actionable guidance for utilities and vendors implementing synchrophasor technology has been released by power engineering and consulting service provider EnerNex.
Chief Strategy Officer,
Mahindra Satyam]Hyderabad, India --- (METERING.COM) --- June 10, 2011 - A Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (CDC) has been inaugurated by global consulting and IT services provider Mahindra Satyam at its 50 Ha Technology Center campus in Hyderabad, aimed to help customers understand the next generation technology in real time and evaluate various technologies underlying the smart grid ecosystem.
The project intends to address performance and interoperability of a smart distribution system, consisting of a number of advanced distribution applications and the associated technologies. Utilizing the site of a conservation voltage reduction pilot, control of the project’s numerous distributed energy resources (DER) are integrated in the distribution management system (DMS). An advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and meter data management system (MDMS) provide a bi-directional link between the utility and the customer. Beyond the interface with the customer, the AMI provides a potential source of voltage measurement for advanced distribution applications.
Projects will be required to take into account some or all of the following issues:
- Better integration of renewable energy resources in the network
- The control and management of electricity demand to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and improve energy efficiency purposes
- New developments related to power grids such as the arrival of positive energy buildings, smart meters or electric vehicles and /or plug-in hybrids
- New business models through synergy between players in the energy and other sectors such as telecommunications, equipment, etc.
- The creation of a local industry for the development and export of smart grid technology.
[img:James%20Avery%201.thumbnail.jpg|James P. Avery,
Senior VP of Power
Supply, SDG&E]San Diego, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 8, 2011 - San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has filed a plan outlining its smart grid vision and providing a roadmap for how San Diego's electricity grid will develop over the next decade and empower the utility’s customers with the latest technology and service choices.
According to SDG&E, customer choice is a potent driver of its smart grid deployment plan. For example, a growing number of customers are installing rooftop solar power systems on their homes, and San Diego has the highest number of installed residential systems of any city in California.
Further, the region is home to the greatest number of plug-in electric vehicles in the country, and will have significant growth in the coming months and years.
President, NGN Forum]Denver, CO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 8, 2011 - The Smart Grid Forum, which focuses on the role of next generation networks and applications in the development of smart grids, has established working groups in the areas of security, infrastructure and network management, green energy, applications development, business intelligence, and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
Director of EDF's
smart grid initiative]Sacramento, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 7, 2011 - The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has released a framework against which California’s smart grid deployment plans can be critically evaluated.
The framework, which is aligned to the state smart grid roadmap, comprises four goals – reduced from the California Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) 11 goals – namely:
Green Energy Corp]June 3, 2011 - Green Energy Corp, a software technology company that enables traditional and emerging power providers to move to the Smart Grid, today announced the release of its Smart Grid platform, GreenBus® 2.0. Several customers have already adopted the latest release, including the National Science Foundation FREEDM Center and Piedmont Electric of North Carolina
Hitachi, Ltd. is the project’s coordinator and the project is headed by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). These companies are also relying on their cooperation with the U.S. State of Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), the University of Hawaii, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.