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Who's disrupting the U.S. electric market? S&C, Schneider, Bit Stew among them
GreenTech Media's Grid Edge 20ranking of the 20 companies "shaping the power sector's imminent transformation" sites several Council members. Awardees were nominated by and voted on by a network of energy industry stakeholders, including the team of analysts at GTM Research. Council Lead Partners S&C Electric Company and Schneider Electric were among the 20 as was Council Associate Partner Bit Stew Systems. Meanwhile, Sacramento Municipal Utility District was a winner, and the write up on SMUD cites its the implementation of Council Associate Partner Space-Time Insight’s geospatial and visual analytics software. Lead Partner Itron and Associate Partner Siemens were honorable mentions.
Mexico City taps Silver Spring Networks to help curb energy loss
Chosen by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) – the largest utility in the Americas -- Silver Spring will deploy a canopy network across various residential and commercial areas of Mexico City’s Central District and provide connectivity solutions to cabinets which house centralized meters. The Silver Spring solution will reduce electricity theft for residents and businesses, while Tecnologías EOS will provide remote indoor displays to help customers monitor their power usage. Silver Spring will also provide its multi-application IPv6 network and UtilityIQ® software suite to connect and manage the individual cabinet meters. "CFE is developing a model that energy providers across Latin America can look to for guidance as they begin to roll out infrastructure modernization programs in their regions," said Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Development for Silver Spring, a Council Associate Partner.
Black & Veatch joint venture wins Derby's flagship flood management project
GBV, a joint venture between Galliford Try and Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch, was chosen for a £11.7 million design-and-build project to protect and rejuvenate the center of Derby, England, which sits along the River Derwent. By creating three kilometers of flood defenses, GBV’s work will rejuvenate areas of Derby city center that are currently underutilized because of insufficient flood protection. “The scheme is about more than safeguarding people and property from flooding. It is also about re-establishing a positive relationship between Derby and its river by helping realize the economic potential of brownfield sites currently at risk of flooding,” said Matthew Nott, a director for GBV.
UC Santa Cruz battles drought with help from Badger Meter
Giving efforts to reduce water use the old college try, the University of California will install 400 cellular water meters from Council Associate Partner Badger Meter at dormitories, faculty apartments, offices and academic buildings on its Santa Cruz campus. The project follows a pilot using Badger's Bacon Cellular End Point System devices. Each meter will have a device that works like a pager – a cellular endpoint that sits beside the meter -- KSBW.com explains. Once a day it will send information on usage to a cell tower and in turn, that information will be made available on a website so housing managers, faculty and others can understand their water usage.
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