Member spotlight 11.7.14: GE, Alstom Grid, Bechtel, CH2M HILL, ABB, Enevo, Schneider

Fri, 2014-11-07 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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GE to UK utilities – we can help! Legislation requires all UK utilities to install smart meters in residential and commercial locations by the end of 2020. Council Lead Partner GE Digital Energy took the occasion of the European Utility Week conference to announce it is prepared to help utilities meet the government's mandates. "The U.K.’s smart metering legislation has mandated that utility and energy retail companies replace their legacy electricity and gas meters with new advanced smart meters which can greatly improve the reliability and efficiency of their network and provide real-time information to consumers," said Ed Myszka, general manager, meters, GE’s Digital Energy business. "The implementation of GE’s SGM1300 smart meters across a utility’s service network can provide a wide range of benefits for both the utility and its customers."

Alstom's smart grid innovation affirmed in Amsterdam: Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid was also involved in European Utility Week in The Netherlands, where it reaffirmed its open innovation strategy and announced collaborations with research institutes in France and Singapore as well as with French start-ups DotVision and CoSMo to introduce new smart grid concepts and solutions. “We collaborate with leading universities and research laboratories all over the world," said Laurent Schmitt, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Alstom Grid. "We have developed a strong ecosystem of industrial partners and energy system experts which bring complementary expertise and experience to our smart grid strategy, enabling us to expand usage of our e-terra and MiCOM platforms to broader smart city use cases.”

UK armed forces tap Bechtel and CH2M HILL: The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will utilize the project management and supply chain expertise of Council Lead Partner Bechtel and Associate Partner CH2M HILL to turn the ministry's in-house procurement agency into a "higher performing project delivery organization." According to a report in Global Construction Review, the agency is expected to spend $260 billion on equipment over the next decade. Bechtel will support the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy under the contracts. “Helping the MoD improve how it acquires materials, equipment, and services is critically important and a tremendous privilege," said Craig Albert, president of Bechtel's global government services business.

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