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  1. Intelligent Grid technology made available to US customers

    6 February 2006 - After the completion of a Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) pilot programme last year, CenterPoint Energy is to again team up with IBM by making Intelligent Grid technology available to a limited number of its customers. The limited deployment of Intelligent Grid technology will involve CenterPoint Energy installing, testing and monitoring automated meter reading (AMR) of electric and natural gas meters, remote connection and disconnection of electric service, and automated outage detection and restoration. BPL technology will be used for the data communications network. "An Intelligent Grid would provide us with on-demand data and information that would enhance service to our customers and improve electric power line grid planning, operations and maintenance," said Don Cortez, Vice President of Distribution Support for CenterPoint Energy's electric operations. "This would contribute to fewer and shorter outages, better customer service, improved operating costs and security, and higher productivity." IBM will act as CenterPoint Energy's technology partner in the deployment, for which IBM has tapped its wide range of energy industry business consultants and technology experts to provide overall project management and system integration services. IBM Global Services will also design and build the BPL network for the project, aid CenterPoint Energy in the design of the automated meter management (AMM) system, develop associated interfaces with existing systems, and provide technical operations support. "IBM has been collaborating with many utilities around the world on defining and implementing Intelligent Grid strategies for their businesses," said Raymond Blair, Vice President of BPL Initiatives, IBM Energy and Utility Industry. "We're thrilled to be working with CenterPoint Energy on this initiative, which brings IBM's vision of Intelligent Grids to life, where utility companies are able to view and respond to the health and status of their entire network, in real-time." During 2006, CenterPoint Energy will deploy the new technology in three separate areas of Houston covering a diverse mix of electric (44 500) and gas (22 500) customers, as well as multi- and single-family homes and commercial customers. The company will work with IBM to establish overall benchmarks for a potential full deployment. Internet and other consumer applications are not a part of the 2006-limited deployment of the Intelligent Grid, but may be considered in the future. In preparation for the limited deployment of the Intelligent Grid technology, CenterPoint Energy selected IBM as its technology partner and opened a BPL technology centre in May 2005 for testing distribution automation applications and to serve as a demonstration site to show the capabilities of BPL for the utility industry. CenterPoint Energy, with consulting assistance from IBM, also completed a pilot program in 2005, which demonstrated the capabilities of BPL in the home with Internet access, Internet phone service and advanced gas and electric metering. The pilot involved a 250 home area in Houston.

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    Mon, 6 Feb 2006

  2. CenterPoint taps ABB for intelligent grid automation deployment in Texas

    CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, announced that it has selected ABB's Network Manager™ for the electric company's intelligent grid Advanced Distribution Management System which will identify the location of power outages and remotely control intelligent grid switching devices to shorten ...

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    Wed, 17 Nov 2010

  3. Erich Gunther, EnerNex Co-Founder, Chairman, CTO, passes away

    He spent over 30 years designing and developing innovative solutions for a wide array of power system problems

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    Mon, 20 Jun 2016

  4. Utility equipment: S&C Electric completes acquisition of Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corp.

    S&C Electric Co., a provider of equipment and services for electric power systems, and Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corp. (IPERC), a provider of cybersecure, intelligent microgrid control systems, announced a definitive agreement under which S&C would acquire all outstanding common shares of ...

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    Fri, 26 Aug 2016

  1. ABB to provide software for CenterPoint Energys intelligent grid system

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    Thu, 14 Apr 2011

  2. POWERGRID International and ELP honor award winners at DistribuTECH

    Projects of the Year, CEOs of the Year and Utility of the Year Winners were recognized and presented with awards at the DistribuTECH Awards Dinner held Monday night in Orlando.

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    Tue, 9 Feb 2016

  3. Energy storage system

    Energy management: S&C completes one of the largest energy storage systems in Ohio. 7 MW facility to provide four unique revenue streams for local municipal utility.

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    Fri, 13 May 2016

  4. Underground distribution switchgear

    Switchgear: S&C launches Vista Underground Distribution Switchgear load-break switches rated 40 kA. New solution allows for greater power reliability in large cities.

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    Thu, 5 May 2016

  5. Utilities survive challenges of future grid by becoming “enablers,” CenterPoint CEO says

    Utilities should have no fear of the future if they adapt. At the same time, they cannot forget what and who brought them there

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    Wed, 23 Mar 2016

  6. Automating Customer Empowerment

    A central promise of a real-time, proactive and intelligent grid , or smart grid, as it is widely known, is that it will create a two-way dialogue between utilities and consumers.

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    Thu, 1 Mar 2012

  7. CenterPoint smart grid investment delivers benefits (Infographic)

    CenterPoint Energy continues to deliver valuable benefits to consumers and the environment through the company's smart grid initiatives

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

  8. CenterPoint Energy completes DOE-supported smart grid project

    The company was one of only six utilities awarded the maximum grant amount by the DOE in 2009, with $150 million used toward smart meter deployment and the remaining $50 million toward implementation of the IG system

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

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