Smart Grid Progress in Russia

Earlier this month, Cisco and the Federal Grid Corporation of Russia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that establishes an extended-term collaboration to improve the reliability and efficiency of the nation’s ability grid.

Schneider Opens Third Factory in Russia

To keep up with the increasing demand for smart-grid technologies in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Schneider Electric has opened a third Russian factory.

Echelon in Russian Pilot

Echelon Corporation’s NES Energy Control System has been chosen as one of five solutions in PermEnergo’s 50,000 home smart metering pilot, which is being monitored by the Russian government as a potential model for the country. Installation is scheduled to start during the summer and be completed by the end of 2011.

Telvent Extend Russian Footprint

Telvent is partnering with Esri CIS in Russia to provide smart grid solutions for the country’s energy industry. Under this new collaboration, Esri CIS’s 3,000 clients will gain access to Telvent solutions that support their transition to a smart grid and provide a more reliable and efficient infrastructure network.

Russia Eyes Smart Grid

The Russian Federal Grid Company is seeking approval to add $12.9 billion to its investment program as it prepares to undertake an extensive upgrade, in line with the modernization and innovation goals set by President Dmitry Medvedev.