A new cross-industry collaboration consisting of Ericsson, ABB and E.ON aims to develop smart energy services and products for several industries including the solar power sector.Communications giant Ericsson today announced the cooperation agreement with power and automation specialist ABB and energy company E.ON to develop products that improve energy and operational efficiency.
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6qnzs/global_home) has announced the addition of the “Global Home Automation System Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.
The Global Home Automation market to grow at a CAGR of 56.75% over the period 2014-2019
Scan the smart grid wins roundup below for news about new transmission projects for ABB and Alstom Grid, an impressive new solar farm at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, grants for Washington energy storage projects and and an award for Sensus.
PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENTS
ABB has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. Read more >>
As you will quickly see, it has been a busy and varied week for the smart grid sector. Read about ABB’s contribution to grid stabilization, a grid security patent for Nation-E, San Antonio’s metering initiative, PSE&G’s grid hardening project, new partnerships and an acquisition.
Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Italian utility Azienda Comunale Elettricita e Acque to supply medium-voltage products that will help facilitate the development of a smart grid project spanning a new section of Rome’s electrical distribution network.
It’s a wide-ranging collection of smart grid wins this week, from Itron’s water metering project in Saudi Arabia to ABB’s participation in a new smart grid project in Italy. Also, there’s more news on energy storage, microgrids, real-time monitoring, solar power and more.
Azienda Comunale Elettricità e Acque (ACEA) has awarded a contract to ABB to supply voltage products that will facilitate the development of a smart grid project in Italy.
Under the contract, the company will supply its advanced UniSec switchgear equipped with protection relays from the Relion product family, for the project spanning a new section of Rome’s electrical distribution network supply medium.
Specifically developed for smart grid applications, the switchgear has combined current and voltage sensors for use in secondary substations, and also includes devices for primary substations and for interfacing with distributed generation in secondary distribution substations for better reliability and availability.
This week’s smart grid wins include a variety of projects and announcements, from ABB’s power generation order in India to UPA’s smart meter project in Orlando.
ABB has won an order worth around $55 million to supply a submarine alternating-current (AC) power cable system for the 400 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk, U.K. Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd., a company owned by Statoil and Statkraft, placed the order, and the underwater cables will feed the electricity generated by the project into the U.K. national grid.