Active Network Management creates more resilient and cost effective power grids in challenging situations.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
Smarter Grid Solutions has won its first contract in the U.S. energy sector. The company will work with Con Edison, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the United States, to develop technologies to increase the resiliency of the electrical grid during a variety of potential contingencies and emergencies, such as weather-related power outages, and supporting the increased connection of distributed energy resources. The project will be delivered in collaboration with partners NYU Poly and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress.
The project win was announced by the Governor of the State of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, as part of the Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Smart Grid Program, funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). LINK
Commenting on the news, Dr Bob Currie, Smarter Grid Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, said, “We are delighted to be working with Con Edison on this innovative NYSERDA project. We bring a great deal of experience in the creation and management of smart grids to New York’s developing smart grid and microgrid activities. Our Active Network Management approach has been deployed extensively in Europe, allowing power companies and utilities to create more resilient and cost effective power grids in challenging conditions. We look forward to having a technical analysis and design role in this pioneering project and contributing to the exciting work going on in New York City and the wider State of New York.”
The project will investigate how distributed energy resources (DER), including microgrids, can be integrated by Con Edison to increase resilience. It will look at two target areas of the electrical distribution grid within Con Edison’s service territory. The assignment will include grid analysis and gathering stakeholder input to create recommendations on how power systems technologies - including Active Network Management - can be used to create future smart grid and smart city infrastructure through the facilitation of microgrids.
About Smarter Grid Solutions
Smarter Grid Solutions creates and delivers technologies that help electricity distribution companies and utilities to manage grid congestion. The company specializes in Active Network Management, which uses software, automation and control to monitor the electricity grid in real time. This allows power companies to operate electricity grids closer to their operating limits, without compromising safety and security.
Smarter Grid Solutions is Europe’s leading vendor of distributed energy resources (DER) integration solutions. It services customers worldwide and is headquartered in Glasgow, with offices in London and New York. Investors include Scottish Equity Partners, the Scottish Investment Bank and the University of Strathclyde. http://www.smartergridsolutions.com
Dr Bob Currie, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
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