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  1. Landis+Gyr to use Sentient Energy line sensors on its distribution automation network

    Sentient Energy, Inc. and Landis+Gyr announced a new automated provisioning capability for Landis+Gyr's S610 Line Sensor. As a result, this intelligent fault circuit indicator, developed by Sentient Energy , can now be deployed as a plug-and-play network component in Landis+Gyr's Gridstream Distribution Intelligence solution. "By further automating this part of the deployment process, utilities more quickly realize benefits in the field," said John Radgowski, vice president of solutions product management at Landis+Gyr . "In addition to substantial time and cost savings on each unit deployed, the ability to place sensors anywhere in the network without prior programming streamlines the planning process for faster return on investment." A key feature of Landis+Gyr's Gridstream solution is the ability to bring distributed intelligence to any device on the network to further automate decision making and utility workflows. The S610 Line Sensor's plug-and-play capability is enabled by a built-in GPS functions and a precision clock that provides both location and micro-second accurate time information. Sentient Energy and Landis+Gyr have already shipped or deployed more than 2,000 line sensors with this capability, and expect shipments to increase rapidly in 2016 and 2017. The S610 Line Sensor is an intelligent fault sensor that further extends the distribution monitoring capabilities of Landis+Gyr's RF mesh network for distribution automation. It delivers fault location and accurate load logging from any point on the distribution network, improving visibility of distribution grid performance. Additionally, the device is a power harvesting sensor that generates necessary power from the current flowing in the distribution line and is capable of sensing current, conductor temperature and voltage characteristics. Sentient Energy line sensor deployments at leading U.S. utilities have demonstrated significant improvements in System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) and Customer Average Interruption Duration Index (CAIDI).

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    Thu, 8 Sep 2016

  2. Utility supplies: Line sensors’ new capability improves deployment efficiency

    Utility equipment: Sentient Energy and Landis+Gyr announce ‘Plug-and-Play’ capability for S610 Line Sensors deployed on Landis+Gyr’s Distribution Automation Network. New capability significantly improves deployment efficiency of intelligent fault sensors.

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    Tue, 13 Sep 2016

  3. Pacific Power completes grid modernization, smart grid upgrades

    Pacific Power said that it has completed, is monitoring, or is developing grid enhancement initiatives that include projects and initiatives undertaken in its six state service territory

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  4. National Grid seeks to extend smart grid pilot in Massachusetts

    The pilot’s smart pricing, bill protection and demand response capabilities went into effect for participating customers on Jan. 1, 2015 

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  1. Puget Sound Energy to deploy two-way automated metering technology

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    Tue, 13 Sep 2016

  2. Silver Spring Networks to help municipal utility with distribution automation project

    The project will make use of Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 networking platform and distribution automation solution

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    Wed, 12 Jun 2013

  3. Global transmission and distribution investment to reach $351 billion per year by 2026

    Over the next decade, electric utilities will invest $3.2 trillion globally in new and replacement transmission and distribution infrastructure  

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  4. ABB to supply broadband wireless network to company

    Newly-acquired Tropos Networks GridCom wireless IP mesh network to extend advanced distribution automation solutions for KCP&Ls SmartGrid Demonstration Program

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    Mon, 17 Sep 2012

  5. Huge growth predicted for distribution automation smart meters

    The global installed base of smart meters for distribution automation applications will grow from fewer than 10 million in 2013 to 143.2 million by 2020, according to new research.

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    Thu, 5 Sep 2013

  6. National Grid recommends Itron for advanced metering across Massachusetts

    The utility has proposed use of Itron’s OpenWay smart grid platform to meet the AMF objectives of its Grid Modernization Plan in Massachusetts 

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    Fri, 29 Jul 2016

  7. Distribution automation market set to transform distribution efficiency

    Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $7.32 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $10.33 billion in 2018 

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    Tue, 17 Feb 2015

  8. Utility supplies: 4G radio module for distribution automation devices

    Utility equipment: Sensus delivers 4G radio module for distribution automation devices. Supports customers using 4G cellular networks for capacitor bank and fault current monitoring.

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    Wed, 8 Apr 2015

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