The China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) is working with US semiconductor manufacturer Analog Devices (ADI) to create and develop smart grid technologies.The research will be focused on identifying and developing technologies that will improve the reliability of power substations in a smart power grid. The two partners will also hold technical workshops and draft international standards. [China, Italy and France vie for stake in Greek electricity grid]
[quote] Jianbo Guo, president of CEPRI, said: “Both parties can carry out innovative and complementary cooperation. By combining the strengths of electric power system and electronic system, this cooperation will do great help to the reliability of smart substations.”
Rick Hess, executive vice president, Analog Devices, added: “Reliable electricity is the lifeblood of modern society. By improving reliability in smart substations, this collaboration between ADI and CEPRI will ensure China’s utility users enjoy enhanced productivity, comfort and safety.”
CEPRI and OSIsoft
In June last year, operational intelligence software provider OSIsoft announced its collaboration with the China Electric Power Research Institute on a smart grid project. [China to help Ethiopia build a smart grid]
According to a release, the smart grid project will leverage OSIsoft’s PI System as a data infrastructure for real-time data monitoring, analytics and reporting.
The China Smart Grid Substation Operations and Communication Project is designed to form the basis for China to develop relevant new standards for future Smart Grid operations and communication architectures and deployment. The project announcement was made at the US - China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit that took place in Beijing. [China to invest $77.6bn in smart grid infrastructure]
Chaoyang Zhu, deputy director of Information and Communication Department, CEPRI, said: “Smart grid information and communication technologies will be essential to meet the world’s growing demand for energy.
“Working with OSIsoft is an important step toward our goal of demonstrating the best practices of creating an Internet of Energy.”