A new smart grid pilot in Eberstalzell, Austria, will examine a control concept for an active low-voltage grid with a selected grid section containing approximately 70 photovotaic systems used as the testing ground. A Fronius IG Plus V inverter is installed in each of these PV systems to help maintain the grid’s safe operation.
Ausgrid Managing Director George Maltabarow will present the opening keynote at the Smart Utilities Australia and New Zealand conference and exhibition taking place November 8-10 in Sydney. The conference will focus on e-mobility and smart grid developments, topics of great interest to many in the government.
A new study by Pike Research found that utilities are increasingly utilizing the public cellular networks to handle their machine-to-machine (M2M) communications infrastructure as they establish smart grid and deploy related technologies.
The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) and Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) have launched the GreenSun Hawaii initiative, which enables customers to finance solar water heating and other energy-efficient equipment with up to three participating lenders of their choice via an online application.
The Dominican Corporation of State Electricity Companies (CDEEE) has announced it will use Itron’s data management system and electricity meters and Trilliant’s communications system for its commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. The fully integrated solution will help the utility improve meter reading accuracy and improve service for its large clients. The CDEEE is a holding company that manages transmission and distribution companies EdeNorte, EdeSur, and EdeEste.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR’s) Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC) has officially opened in Singapore on Jurong Island.