Gotland, Sweden and San Jose, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — February 8, 2013 – The Smart Grid Gotland project, alargescale smart grid technology demonstration on the island of Gotland, Sweden, is to deploy Echelon’s Edge Control Node, its Control Operating System (COS) based application platform and 3,000 advanced grid sensors, which also provide smart metering functionality.
The first applications to use Echelon’s solutions include smart metering, power quality monitoring and analysis, transformer monitoring, outage detection, load management, and related analytics applications using NES system software.
“The Smart Grid Gotland project is the perfect way to showcase how a utility with a clear plan for the future can trial new grid applications and quickly reap meaningful benefits for its customers,” said Michael Anderson, senior vice president, Worldwide Markets, at Echelon.
As part of the project, Echelon smart meters provide hourly meter reading, two-way communication for surveillance of the low voltage grid for power quality and power outage data, substation monitoring, measurement of energy fed into the grid, interface to a distribution management system/supervisory control and data acquisition (DMS/SCADA) system, interface to a customer web-portal, and interface to a home area network (HAN).
The Smart Grid Gotland project began in the fall of 2012 and will run until 2015.
The project is a joint venture between Vattenfall, Gotland Energy, ABB, Swedish National Grid, Schneider Electric and Royal Institute of Technology. It is partly financed by the Swedish Energy Agency.