Trilliant has been named the 2011 Smart Grid award winner in the San Francisco Business Times Cleantech Awards. Trilliant, a Smart Grid communications company that delivers solutions to enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, was honored in an awards ceremony that took place on Thursday, June 16, in San Francisco.
The electronic contraption, only in its first generation, was named this year by experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the 10 most important technology innovations of 2010. MIT ranked the “smart transformer,” created by the FREEDM Systems Centre in Raleigh, alongside recent advances in cancer genomics and synthetic cells.
ABB has secured a controlling interest in Validus DC Systems, which provides direct current (DC) power infrastructure equipment for data centers. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, but the contract does include an option for ABB to acquire the balance of Validus shares.
Trilliant, which provides Smart Grid communications that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations and renewable resource integration, has appointed technology veteran Salim Khan as Chief Operating Officer.
ABB has been commissioned by the CenterPoint Energy Service Company for the latest Service Suite mobile workforce management (MWFM) software from Ventyx and for the FocalPoint business intelligence solution from Obvient, both companies being recent ABB acquisitions.
ABB has debuted GridSync wireless sensors which provides high accuracy current, voltage and frequency information in real time for Smart Grid applications, including Volt Var Control (VVC), Demand Response, and Load Monitoring. GridSynch’s technology combines sensors and wireless communications to enable utilities to increase grid visibility and efficiency through VoltVar Optimization (VVO).