New Zealand electricity distribution network operator, Orion, has reportedly
began a smart grid implementation with a solution from GE Energy. The
project, claimed to be the first in the country, will deploy GE’s ENMAC
Distribution Management System, which will help Orion monitor the
distribution grid and give operators an accurate, real-time picture of power
flow, trouble spots and potential workarounds for outages.
The project is expected to be finished by mid-2010, and support Orion’s
network covering 8,000 kilometres and 190,000 homes.
“Finding proven ways to improve reliability for our customers was a driving
force behind our decision to kick off this system deployment,” said Orion
CEO Roger Sutton. “When severe storms hit, we’ll have the information and
capabilities to prevent outages and focus crews to quickly restore power to
more people. This is a huge inve... (more)
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PITTSBURGH, 26 de junho /PRNewswire/ -- A BPL Global(TM), Ltd., líder
internacional em soluções de inteligência de distribuição e de banda
larga pela rede elétrica, anunciou hoje que figurou na lista de empresas
'Ten to Watch' do The Clean Tech Revolution (A revolução da tecnologia
limpa), (http://www.thecleantechrevolution.com/), publicado pela Collins, da
HarperCollins Publishers. A BPL Global aparece no capítulo intitulado "Smart
Grid: Creating an Intelligent, Distributed, Twenty-First-Century Grid". No
livro, os autores Ron Pernick e Clint Wilder, da firma de pesquisa
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global(R), Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid
technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy
efficiency and reliability, gains recognition by the Pittsburgh Technology
Council as the winner of the Green Technology category. BPLG, earlier named
one of the top 50 companies in southwestern Pennsylvania's technology sector,
earned the additional distinction as one of seven categories winners.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council's annual Tech 50 Awards recognize
southwestern Pennsylvania's highest-achieving, most revolutionary members ... (more)
T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the first-of-its-kind embedded SIM for
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Nearly the size of a head of a pin, the
durable embedded SIM withstands challenging environmental factors such as
temperature, humidity and motion to deliver reliable wireless connectivity.
The embedded SIM is ideal for telematics and smart grid infrastructure
solutions where environmental factors may reduce reliability and increase
maintenance costs of removable SIM-based solutions.
The embedded SIM preserves many of the benefits of a GSM-based SIM solution
Like any new technology, the emergence of smart grids has not managed to
avoid some kind of controversy. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong
with the technology per se, but all the benefits of a smart grid and smart
meter deployment is enabling a new set of business models (read charging
models) that not everyone is happy about.
According to this article in the Boston Globe and nicely summarized in this
blog post by EcoEquilibrium, one US utility’s proposed pricing plan is
hitting some raw nerves with both users and commentators.
On paper, the suggested pricing plan sounds ex... (more)