Swedish investor owned utility E.ON, which serves more than 26 million customers in 30 countries, has chosen Ventyx software solutions for its new smart grid control center in Sweden. This is the next step in a strategic research and development initiative between E.ON and ABB to define next-generation smart grid solutions and position the new Continue reading →
PG&E broke ground Friday on a new distribution grid control center in Concord that is expected to improve electric reliability and provide jobs in the area. The 37,000-square-foot electric grid distribution control center, set to be completed in 2014, is one of three PG&E is building to control its 141,000- mile electric distribution system, utility Continue reading →
Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced that world-leading energy service provider E.ON has selected a comprehensive set of Ventyx software solutions to underpin its new smart grid control center in Sweden. E.ON is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, serving more than 26 million customers in over 30 countries. via Leading Continue reading →
A window-sized screen updates real-time electricity data, as computers hum in the background. The Electricity Operations Center at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could serve as a back-up control center for an electrical utility, if its ability to deliver power were wiped out by a disaster — including a cybersecurity attack. via How To Keep The Continue reading →
When the power goes out, electric utility customers want it back, and fast. Now it’s possible for a “smart” or “self-healing” electronic grid to reduce customers’ hours without power to just a few minutes. But adopting this technology is more complicated than flipping a switch. A self-healing grid works by isolating the area where the Continue reading →
We’re at juncture down the smart grid path where utilities are moving beyond the expected and taking next steps with advanced technologies – from the flywheel systems protecting Austin Energy’s new control center to SAIC’s Smart Grid as a Service supporting critical energy management systems in remote Alaskan villages. via Smart Grid Show And Tell: Continue reading →
The operators of New York’s electrical grid are asking state regulators for permission to borrow as much as $50 million to build a new control center they say is needed to maintain reliable service amid emerging “smart grid” technologies. via The Associated Press: NY electric grid operator wants new control center.