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Empresa ELECTRICA REGIONA ING. EDUARDO CORDOVA
Empresa ELECTRICA REGIONA
Utility
 
ABB
ABB
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Testing
ABB
Formed in 1988 (founded in 1883), the ABB Group of companies operates in over 100 countries and employs approximately 150,000 people including 8,000 technologists.  ABB prides itself on its global service provision for customers across multiple industries around the world; we are local everywhere. ABB has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.  As of December 31, 2013, ABB reported $39 billion in revenue.


Substation Automation & Communication
Extensive experience in high-voltage and medium-voltage substations, combined with in-depth expertise in IEC 61850 technology makes ABB a world leading supplier of substation automation, control and protection systems. Building on this sound base, ABB offers complete solutions for smart digital substations.


Digital substation architectures are typically built on a hierarchical structure. The central station level holding station computers and gateways, the distributed bay level holding bay oriented protection and control IEDs and the process level with the primary equipment. To enable complete data exchange between the distributed devices on all hierarchical levels, a reliable communication backbone becomes an important element of the  system architecture.


ABB’s end-to-end offering combines world leading operational communications, automation, protection and control – we energize the digital grid.

http://www.abb.com/substationautomation

Key Products
Turnkey IEC 61850 substation automation systems featuring Relion family protection relays, controllers, and phasor measurement units, 500 series RTUs, MicroSCADA Pro station SCADA, SDM600 station data management and AFS Ethernet switches.
 
Accenture
Accenture
Accenture
Consultant

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 211,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010.

About the Accenture utilities industry group

The Accenture’s Utilities group has more than 30 years experience working with electric, gas and water utilities worldwide. Our group includes 10,000 professionals working with approximately 275 clients in 40 countries.  We work with 93% of the utilities on the 2010 Global Fortune 500 list, providing the deep industry knowledge, people and assets utilities need to develop the strategies and adopt solutions to improve performance in the dynamic energy market.   We serve 40 million utilities end customers in North America and Europe, processing 60 million bills, reading more than 10 million meters and handling more than 8 million customer inquiries annually.

One of Accenture’s key focus areas in the utility industry is in helping our clients with the transformation to a smarter grid.  With 100 smart grid projects in over 20 countries, Accenture is at the forefront of the world’s smart grid evolution.  From generation to in-home energy management, from strategic blueprints to operational data analytics, and from the board room to the operations center, Accenture offers the world-leading expertise that utilities and their customers need to frame their vision of a smarter grid and then achieve its many benefits.

 
AEP
AEP
AEP
Utility
American Electric Power (AEP) ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Akuacom
Akuacom
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
Akuacom provides technology and services for Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR). Akuacom’s open and interoperable Smart Grid messaging infrastructure is used by utilities and ISOs to automate the delivery of DR price and reliability signals to aggregators and to commercial and industrial facilities.
 
AMA-SYSTEMS GMBH
AMA-SYSTEMS GMBH
AMA-SYSTEMS
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Consultant; Testing

 

AMA-SYSTEMS GMBH was founded 1976 and had its roots in trading and engineering for industrial automation. Over the years AMA established itself in the Open Communications Standards Market and evolved into a strong player with strategic partners: development of customer-specific software applications for manufacturing processes started in the 1990s and since year 2000 AMA-SYSTEMS has entered the energy market, providing specialized IT services, with software, hardware and solutions.

With almost four decades of experiences, AMA-SYSTEMS today unites outstanding competences in industrial automation, information and communication technologies serving customers in the energy and manufacturing industry as well as in the machine and plant manufacturing realm. At the center of our activity lies the solution of complex technical tasks in operative or productive environments – with flexibility, speed and efficiency deriving from our broad, trans-sectorial know-how.

One particular focus of AMA-SYSTEMS is communication in the energy industry. We provide products and services for the industry standards and protocols IEC 60870-6/ICCP/TASE.2 and IEC 61850 / IEC 61400-25 and support our customers from the HW up to Enterprise Data warehouses. At the core of this business lies the Europe-wide distribution and support of software products of internationally renowned vendors. Based on these products AMA-SYSTEMS offers gateways, tools, trainings, certification and consulting - especially for smart grid technology, conformance tests and software libraries.

 
Applied Technical Systems
Vendor (Software)
 
Arteche
Arteche
Arteche
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator

Arteche is an international leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of equipment and solutions in the fields of power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as in electrical applications for industry, substation and wind energy turnkey projects, power quality and substation automation. The company headquarter is located in Mungia, Spain.

Arteche Group has 65 years of history and 2,300 employees worldwide. The group is organised in four independent business units:

  • Instrument Transformers
  • Smart Grid
  • Power Quality
  • Turnkey Solutions

The portfolio of products includes instrument current and voltage transformers for indoor and outdoor service - both oil and gas insulated - in the entire voltage range up to 765 kV, high voltage optical current transformers, auxiliary relays, IEC 61850 compliant protection devices, merging units, substation control systems, low and high voltage capacitor banks, harmonic filters, line traps, substation meters, reclosers, switchgear, hydro power generation monitoring and control systems, low power distribution sensors, overhead line temperature sensors, PLC/BPL couplers, fault indicators, and other transmission and distribution equipment. Arteche also provides services for substation and renewable generation turn key projects, substation automation projects, power quality and wind park connection studies, and power line dynamic rating solutions.

 
Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities
Utility
 
Bayshore Networks, LLC
Bayshore Networks, LLC
Vendor (Software)
 
BC Hydro
BC Hydro
Utility
 
BCP Switzerland
BCP Switzerland
Consultant
 
BitStew
BitStew
BitStew
Vendor (Software); Consultant
 
Black & Veach
Black & Veach
Black & Veach
Consultant
 
Bridge Energy Group
Bridge Energy Group
Bridge Energy Group
Consultant

BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., is the trusted advisor and implementation partner for providing Smart Grid solutions to clients in the Energy industry. BRIDGE offers business and IT transformation strategy planning as well as program management and implementation services in support of key Market Operations, Grid Operations and Smart Grid initiatives across Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Operators. Founded in 2004, BRIDGE is headquartered in Marlborough, MA with offices in Austin, TX; Albany, NY; Sacramento, CA; and Rutland, VT. For more information on BRIDGE, please contact 888-351-8999 or visit http://www.BridgeEnergyGroup.com.

 
Brunel University London
Brunel University London
Brunel University London
University

Brunel Institute of Power Systems (BIPS) is an internationally recognised power systems research group based in BruneL University, London, UK. BIPS currently consists of five academic research and teaching staff, four research fellows, three research associates and over thirty PhD students. In addition BIPS is currently coordinating a major collaborative pan-European FP7 funded R&D project entitled 'High Performance Computing Technologies for Smart Distribution Network Operation (HiPerDNO)'. In addition we are also collaborating with the University of Oxford on a major UK EPSRC funded R&D ICT and Energy Smart Grids research project entitled 'Advanced Dynamic Energy Pricing and Tariffs (ADEPT)'. BIPS is also collaborating on another major national RCUK funded project entitled 'Scenarios for the development of smart grids in the UK'.

BIPS is also collaborating with National Grid in the UK on the following three smaller Smart Grid R&D projects concerning CIM adoption, PMU deployment and on-line stability analysis.

All of the above projects are associated with emerging ICT standards that are required for Smart Grid deployment, such as CIM and IEC61850.

 
Business Technology Consullting AG
Business Technology Consullting AG
Vendor (Software); Consultant
 
Center Point Energy
Center Point Energy
Utility
 
Central Power Research Institute
Central Power Research Institute
Central Power Research Institute
Testing

Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is an autonomous society under Ministry of Power, Government of India. Set up in 1960 by the Government of India,  functions as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering assisting the  electrical industry in product development, Consultancy and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an independent authority for testing and certification of power equipment as per National and International standards. CPRI's governing body includes eminent professionals from Industries, Utilities, prestigious Academic and Research Institutions and the Government. 

The officials of CPRI are members of various standardisation committees and corporate members of various bodies/organisation.  CPRI has established state of the art protocol testing laboratory which is unique in its kind in this part of the world and is being catering to its customers to develop, test and certify communication protocol related to Substation Automation and Metering as per National and International standards.

The protocol laboratory of CPRI is equipped with the facility of conformance testing of IEC 61850 compatible devices.  This test facility is accredited by Utility Communication Architecture International Users Group (UCA IUG) as Level - A  which means CPRI is an independent third party laboratory for testing of server devices for IEC 61850 compliance. CPRI is the first and only Institute in this part of the world to get this accreditation status for IEC 61850 conformance testing. 

 
CEPEL
CEPEL
Utility
 
CESI S.p.A
CESI S.p.A
Systems Integrator; Consultant; Testing
CESI offers a range of services matching the new market requirements.
These services cover almost the entire life cycle of the electrical system and in particular they focus on the problems of planning, rationalising and making flexible power transmission and distribution systems, and also on the technological innovations of components, in order to improve the reliability and availability of the electrical network.
 
CG Automation Solutions USA
CG Automation Solutions USA
Vendor (Hardware)
 
CISCO Systems
CISCO Systems
CISCO Systems
Vendor (Hardware)

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com

 
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power)
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power)
Utility

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) is the largest electric utility in Hong Kong serving the business and domestic community in Kowloon, the New Territories, Lantau and most of the outlying islands. Operating a vertically integrated electricity generation, transmission and distribution business, CLP Power provides a highly reliable supply of electricity and excellent customer services to over 5.7 million people in its supply area. 

CLP Power is a subsidiary of CLP Holdings which also invests in energy businesses in Chinese mainland, Australia, India and Southeast Asia. It is the largest external investor in the Chinese mainland electricity industry, and a leading international private sector power company in the Asia Pacific region with a diversified portfolio of power generation from gas, coal, renewables and nuclear.

 
Comillas University
Comillas University
University
 
Compulink Integration, LLC
Compulink Integration, LLC
Systems Integrator; Consultant
Provision of a full range of services for large, complex projects aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the customer through the use of the most advanced solutions in the field of information technologies and the expertise and competence of specialists in each area.
 
Convergence Wireless, Inc.
Convergence Wireless, Inc.
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems
Vendor (Hardware)
 
COPADATA
COPADATA
COPADATA
Vendor (Software)
 
COPEL
COPEL
Utility
 
Cybersoft Oy
Cybersoft Oy
Vendor (Software)
 
CYG SUNRI CO.,TLD
CYG SUNRI
Vendor (Hardware)

CYG SUNRI CO.,TLD was founded in 1994 and located in Shenzhen High-tech Industrial Zone, with a registered capital of 200 million yuan. SUNRI is specialized in the development, design, production, sales and relevant technical services of power system relay protection and automatic products of transformer substation. It is a famous high-tech enterprise in the power automation field in China, whose products and services have spread at more than 7,000 35v~1000kv voltage step transformer substations in the state power grid. As one of the leading companies of the relay protection and transformer substation in China, it is the main sub-equipment supplier of the State grid and Southern Power Grid Corporation and a special company of power system in South China.

 
Delpin Informatika
Delphin Informatika
Vendor (Software)
 
DNV GL
DNV GL
DNV GL
Consultant; Testing

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

In the Energy industry

In DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL’s 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribu­tion, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other. Learn more at www.dnvgl.com/energy.

DNV GL’s professionals support utilities and manufacturers in the area of intelligent networks and communication such as SCADA EMS/DMS, substation automation, smart metering and data communication. For data communication DNV GL provides services for the IEC TC57 and IEC TC13 communication standards and models such as IEC 61850, IEC 61400-25, IEC 60870-5, DNP3, IEC 60870-6 (ICCP/Tase.2), Elcom-90, , IEC 61968 / IEC 61970 / IEC 62325 (CIM standards) and the smart meter standard DLMS/Cosem. For all these standards DNV GL provides consultancy, training, test tools such as protocol analyzers, simulators and conformance test facilities and test services such as conformance -, interoperability -, performance and acceptance testing.

 
Doble Engineering
Doble Engineering
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Dominion
Dominion
Dominion
Utility

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,600 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 13 states.  Corporate headquarters are in Richmond, Va.

Dominion's strategy is to be a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to customers in the energy-intensive Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S., a potential market of 50 million homes and businesses where 40 percent of the nation's energy is consumed.

 
Dot UI
Dot UI
Vendor (Software)
 
DTE Energy
DTE Energy
DTE Energy
Utility

DTE Energy Co. (NYSE: DTE) is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. 

Electric/Gas Utilities 

Our largest operating subsidiaries are Detroit Edison and MichCon. Together, these regulated utility companies provide electric and/or gas services to more than three million residential, business and industrial customers throughout Michigan.  

Non-utility Businesses 

Our electric and gas utility businesses have each been in operation for over a century. We have leveraged that wealth of experience and assets to develop a number of non-utility subsidiaries which provide energy-related services to business and industry nationwide.

 
Duke Energy
Duke Energy
Duke Energy
Utility

Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean.

We are one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 35,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas and the Midwest, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.

 
EDF
EDF
EDF
Utility
EDF is the world’s leading nuclear energy company, with solid positions in major European countries. EDF is  committed to investing in sustainable industrial growth.

For more information : http://about-us.edf.com/profile/our-group-43668.html
 
EFACEC Engenharia
Efacec
Efacec
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)

Formed in 1948, Efacec, the largest Portuguese Group in the field of electricity, employs around 4,800 people and has a volume of orders that already exceeded 1,000 Million Euros, being present in more than 65 countries.

    Energy Solutions
            Transformers
            High and Medium Voltage Switchgear
            Service
    Engineering Solutions and Services
            Engineering
            Automation
            Maintenance
            Environment
            Renewable
    Transport and Logistics
            Transport
            Logistics

Efacec's strategy, focusing on International market, as well as important investments made in Innovation and New Technologies Development, backed by the resources of Efacec traditional technology led the Group to a position at the forefront of the Portuguese Industry and overseas markets.

Further information is available on the Web at: www.efacec.com.

    

 
EIMV
EIMV
http://www.eimv.si
Utility
The Milan Vidmar Electric Power Institute is a leading Slovenian engineering and scientific-research organisation acting in the area of electric power engineering and general energy. From the economic and technological perspective it addresses issues of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It releases feasibility and implementation studies, expert reports, makes technological, environmental and other analyses, inspects quality and operation of electric power systems and facilities as required by electric power utilities, ministries, as well as national and regional authorities.
 
ELES
ELES
ELES
Utility
Public company performing a service of the transmission network system operator in Slovenia.
 
ELKOMTECH SA
ELKOMTECH SA
http://www.elkomtech.com.pl
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)

"Elkomtech S.A. was established in 1988 and from the start it has focused its business activity on the electric power industry and energy distribution utilities.

Elkomtech S.A. provides complete high-end-solution for DMS/EMS utilities:

Remote Terminal Units, protection relays, SCADA systems etc. It also provides supervision of the implemented systems, service equipment and users training in configuring, commissioning and maintenance of the offered products.

 The main company's product is known as Ex System, which consists of:

 * Integrated WindEx system - a complete source of information about electrical network at every voltage level - enabling efficient processes management, operation, monitoring, data recording and development of the electricity grid;

* substation devices: RTU's, protection relays, data concentrators and protocol converters, security and network automation, transmission media converters and modules for communication through different media (GPRS, TETRA, etc.)."

 
Energa
Energa
Utility
 
EnerNex Corporation
EnerNex Corporation
Consultant
 
ENSOTEST S.L.
ENSOTEST S.L.
ENSOTEST S.L.
Testing

ENSOTEST S.L. develops software tools for the validation of communication protocols in the energy sector. Our goal is to help the manufacturers to develop and validate high quality products that integrate in the utility network without failures. Our protocol analyzers and testing automation tools use open protocols as MODBUS, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3 and of course IEC 61850.

 
Entergy Corporation
Entergy Corporation
Utility
 
EPRI
EPRI
Utility

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research, development and demonstration (RD&D) relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, we bring together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity.

Our work spans nearly every area of electricity generation, delivery and use, management and environmental responsibility. We provide both short- and long-term solutions in these research areas for the electricity industry, its customers and society.

 
ERCOT
ERCOT
Utility
 
Essent
Essent
Utility
 
ETSA Utilities
ETSA Utilities
Utility
 
EURIWARE
EURIWARE
Vendor (Software)
 
Exelon
Exelon
Utility
 
FGH e.V
FGH e.V
FGH e.V
Testing

FGH is a non-profit research association of electricity supply industry and electrical industry with the aim of developing and providing competence and practice-oriented technical knowledge together with its members. The bundling of these tasks and the independent safeguarding of the member’s interests attain increasing meaning in the liberalised market. Here, our members and partners from network operation, industry, service and science profit by the activities of FGH.

The co-operation with RWTH Aachen University as well as other research institutes guarantees the comprehensive coverage of the entire sphere of activity. As an interface FGH ensures a fast transfer of solutions from science into practice. FGH has a relevant share to the world-wide top-ranking of the security and quality of German transmission and distribution networks. With our services we help to protect this position in the liberalised market.

 
Fingrid Oyj
Fingrid Oyj
Fingrid Oyj
Utility

Fingrid is the electricity transmission system operator in Finland. Fingrid takes care of the functioning of the nation-wide electricity transmission system.

We transmit electricity from generating plants to industries and energy companies, thus facilitating the everyday life of all Finns. We maintain the transmission system in the proper condition and upgrade the grid as required by the electricity market. We take care of the cross-border interconnections for electricity transmission. We promote the functioning of the electricity market by maintaining sufficient transmission connections between countries.

 Key information

 Public limited company

  • Established on 29 November 1996
  • Operations started on 1 September 1997
  • Owns the high-voltage transmission grid in Finland plus all significant cross-border connections
  • Approx. 14,000 km of transmission lines
  • More than 100 substations
  • Customers comprise electricity producers, electricity market parties, major industrial enterprises, and distribution network operators
  • Independent and impartial player
  • Forerunner which is among the top-ranking companies in its business globally in terms of cost efficiency and system security
 
Flexibilis Oy
Flexibilis Oy
Flexibilis Oy
Vendor (Hardware); R&D

Flexibilis Oy is a technology leader of mission critical communication solutions. Solutions provided by Flexibilis are based on industry standard technologies and protocols enabling compatibility with the past and the future. Flexibilis employs high-end technologies including extensive use of programmable hardware. Flexibilis is headquartered in Tampere, Finland. Founded in 1998, Flexibilis achieved a strong position in the Field Programmable Gate Array business with its IP products and design services. Thanks to rapid development in FPGA technology and strong R&D Flexibilis is able to expand to critical (High-availability Seamless Redundancy and Parallel Redundancy Protocol) communication and time synchronization (IEEE1588) markets with products that have performance no software-based architecture can achieve.

 
Florida State University
Florida State Univdersity
Florida State Universtiy
University

Florida State University is conducting research on:

  • Network Security for Transmission and Substation Automation
  • Power grid Wide Area Monitoring Systems (WAMS), and
  • Power grid Wide Area Actionable Systems (WAAS).
 
Fraunhofer IWES
http://Fraunhofer IWES
R&D
 
GainSpan Corporation
GainSpan Corporation
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Gas and Power Technologies
Gas and Power Technologies
http://www.gasandpower.com
Vendor (Software); Consultant
Gas and Power Technologies provides industry-leading utility data software and services for wholesale suppliers, marketers, generators, municipal utilities, and retail clients nationwide. Gas and Power Technologies’ proprietary CIPHER™ software captures data in various standard and non-standard utility formats from a myriad of sources, validates, organizes, and consolidates the data into a single repository. Our advanced utility data applications assist clients with accounting services and in meeting social responsibility goals, which include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving operating efficiencies, lowering costs, and decreasing energy consumption.
 
GE Multilin
GE Multilin
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Gers S.A.
Gers S.A.
Gers S.A.
Vendor (Software); Consultant
 
Global Substation Solutions
Vendor (Software)
 
Greenbird Integration Technology
Greenbird Integration Technology
Greenbird Integration Technology
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Consultant

Greenbird Integration Technology (HQ: Oslo / Norway) is a software company and IT consultancy delivering:

  • Expert IT advisory and development services  - focused on Enterprise Architecture (EA), BPM, SOA, integration and middleware solutions.
  • Greenbird MeterCloud - an advanced integration solution platform for utilities focusing on Smart Grid, Smart Metering and Smart Home applications.

    Greenbird MeterCloud solves integration challenges utilities face when implementing and operating a Smart Metering and Smart Grid infrastructure, helping utilities build automated processes and totally integrated solutions to monitor and manage:
    - Interactions with (prime) contractors during planning and rollout
    - Metering and infrastructure operations
    - Meter value collection and event / alarm handling across various communication technologies
    - Dataflow and distribution of meter values, events and alarms to various subscribers such as Billing / CIS, SCADA, Network information systems, Smart Grid analysis systems, Customer Engagement Portals or external sides such as Google PowerMeter or Microsoft Hohm.

    Greenbird MeterCloud provides out-of-the-box business integration processes and portlet based monitoring dashboards supporting the whole metering value chain from AMI rollout, AMR operations, metering, customer engagement to Smart Grid applications. Greenbird MeterCloud is built on top of Greenbird Foundation, a holistic SOA integration platform delivering enterprise capabilities such as reliable realtime messaging, enterprise service bus (validation, transformation, routing), business process management, complex event processing or multi channel integration.
 
Grid Networks
Vendor (Software)
 
Gridata, Inc.
Gridata, Inc.
Gridata, Inc.
Vendor (Software)

Gridata develops emerging technologies at the edge of the grid, where the production and delivery of electric energy meets the consumer.  The consumption of energy is accompanied by increasingly detailed data about that consumption, from sensors, utilities, third parties, and consumers themselves.  Our technologies allow consumers to unlock knowledge from that data and understand the cost of their behavior, and then participate in programs that reduce those costs, including social, environmental, and financial.

Gridata capabilities include:   consulting support for standards development, data modeling, and system design and architecture;   OEM software development for third parties launching next-generation consumer products and appliances;   test harness development for emerging compliance processes;  integration of modern sensor networks to computing platforms;    and custom data management and analytics development for residential, industrial and commercial consumer applications. 

 
GridClone
GridClone
GridClone
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Consultant; Testing

GridClone, a Dutch company, was founded with the objective to provide high quality and flexible simulators for IEC 61850 based substation automation and power systems.

With the introduction of IEC 61850 advanced testing tools and simulators will be needed by utilities, system integrators and manufacturers of power system equipment. These tools and simulators will support the verification of the conformity and functionality of the integrated system and its components.

GridClone has professionals that have gained many years of experience in the power system domain, conformance testing of IEC 61850 devices and systems and development of IEC 61850 software test tools.

 
Guiding Principle
Guiding Principle
Guiding Principle
Consultant
 
HELINKS LLC
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Hexing Electrical Co. Ltd
Logo of Hexing Electrical Co. Ltd
Hexing Electrical Co. Ltd
Vendor (Hardware)

Hexing is focused on metering products and energy management system covering transmission, distribution, C&I customers and residential customers. It is located at 1418 Moganshan Road, ShangCheng Industrial Zone, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China.

With more than 20 years’ rapid growth, Hexing Group brings together an experienced team of people, cutting edge technologies, and strategic partners to provide metering products, distribution equipment and solutions to more than 80 countries’ customers. We have been actively promoting international cooperation and setting up overseas joint ventures in many countries. We established manufactures in Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Brazil and Tunisia, offices in South Africa, Netherland, Peru and Bangladesh. We export production equipment and system products to our overseas partners. We have representative offices in more than 20 countries to expand the European and American markets. All these make Hexing be multi-national company for Smart Grid solutions.

In energy management system, Hexing defines the maximum benefits from a growing abundance of intelligent grid devices, outage management, substation automation, SCADA, AMI, distributed renewable energy, advanced metering, and all latest development in smart grid field. 

 
Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Vendor (Hardware)
Belden, a world leader in providing signal transmission solutions, completed the acquisition of Hirschmann™ Automation and Control in 2007. As a result, Hirschmann™ industrial Ethernet switches and active devices now combine with Belden cabling, connectivity and cable management products to provide an unparalleled set of solutions for Industrial Ethernet networks.

Hirschmann™ product lines comprises Ethernet switches, routers, converters, security appliances, and wireless access points for mission critical applications like power transmission and distribution, process and factory automation, or traffic control systems.
 
Hoseo University
Hoseo University
University

The Institute of New Technology of Electrical Energy was established in 1999, whose members are mainly faculty members of The Department of Electrical Engineering and The Department of Digital System and Control Engineering.

Its research area in 2010s covers smart grid or microgrid; especially energy management system with renewable resources and electrical energy storage in collaboration with industrial companies, research institutes and utilities, where the special topics are database migration of national-wide energy management system, real-time economic operation strategy, power system analysis applications for energy management system and power system engineering for smart gird or microgrid design.

 
Hydro Quebec
Hydro Quebec
Utility

Hydro-Québec generates, transmits and distributes electricity, mainly using renewable energy sources, in particular hydroelectricity. It is one of the biggest electric utilities in North America.

The mission of Hydro-Québec is to deliver reliable electricity service throughout Québec.The company has fully embraced the concept of sustainable development and works tirelessly to meet the needs of the present while preserving the environmental heritage and energy future of generations to come.

Hydro-Québec five year Strategic Plan relies on the know-how and commitment of all employees. It emphasizes energy efficiency, renewable energies and technological innovation.

 
Hypertek, Inc.
Hypertek, Inc.
Consultant

Hypertek is a contract research and development company that specializes in the applications of software and hardware to interoperable communications to and from embedded systems. Our activities provide us with experience and expertise in commercial, military, and utility communications projects. We have experience in the development of communications standards and their application to systems.

Hypertek has strived to maintain a balance between our research and standards development activities, and, hardware and software development of products and services for our customers. This balance allows Hypertek a unique perspective increasing the depth of our work in both standards and development.

 
Incontrol Tech SDN BHD
inCONTROL TECH
Vendor (Software)
 
Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
Indianapolis Power & Light Co
Utility
 
Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Infosys Technologies.ltd
Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Systems Integrator
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help companies win in a Flat World. Infosys Energy & Utility clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 109,000 employees in over 50 offices worldwide.
Infosys Utility Solutions are designed, developed and delivered through multiple centers of expertise including:  Smart Grid, AMI/MDM, Generation & Trading, GIS, Mobility, Asset Management, Customer Services and Sustainability.
Smart Grid solutions include: The Smart Customer Portal, Demand Side Management, Smart Integrator, CIS Modernization for Smart Grid, AMI Network Simulator, Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP), and mConnect(mobility). Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow.  For more information, visit www.infosys.com.  
 
Infoteam
Infoteam
Infoteam
Systems Integrator
 
Ingeteam
http://www.ingeteam.com
Vendor (Hardware); Systems Integrator; Consultant

Ingeteam business is mainly centered on technology of electrical machines, generators and motors, control and power electronics, and application engineering with more than 60 years experience in the electrical sector and over 35 years in the electronics sector. Within the electrical sector Ingeteam designs and manufactures electronic devices for the automation and protection of electrical grids.

 
InStep Software, LLC
InStep Software, LLC
Vendor (Software)
 
Institute for Information Industry
Institute for Information Industry
Institute for Information Industry
Consultant

In 1979, III was incorporated as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors, to support the development/applications of the information industry as well as the information society in Taiwan. Besides technology advancement, III’s mission has evolved from Information Technology (IT) to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development with a wide social coverage. III focus on areas such as embedded systems, networks/communications, sensor networks, Green ICT, information security, Telematics, Cloud computing and so on. And Strategic planning and development of large scale national infrastructure and application systems.

In Green ICT, III developed an advanced metering infrastructure and smart grid application services based on verified WSN technologies.  With the integrated technologies of sensor networks, III created a large-scale data collection and analysis platform to effectively reach and accomplish energy conservation goals, developing a nationwide AMI system, Distribution Management Systems and Demand Response Platform, and Green Transportation/Telematics infrastructure. III aggressively leads industry alliances to establish industrial consensus to form competitive industry standards that solve inter-operability issues. 

 
Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Interoptix, Inc.
Vendor (Software)
 
IPS - Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH
IPS - Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH
IPS - Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH
Vendor (Software)
IPS Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH is a software company with specialized solutions for power utilities.  “Software Intelligence of Tomorrow“ is our vision and clearly defines our company goal. Our mission is to make power delivery more reliable at lower cost by using IPS solutions.  Therefore we offer solutions for Power System Protection, Technical Asset Data Management and Smart Grid Data Intelligence.

Partnerships of excellence, worldwide experience, and passion are the foundations for developing IPS-ENERGY™ Systems.
 
it4power LLC
it4power LLC
it4power LLC
Consultant
 
Itron
Itron
Itron
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
At Itron, we’re dedicated to delivering end-to-end smart grid and smart distribution solutions to electric, gas and water utilities around the globe. Our company is the world’s leading provider of smart metering, data collection and utility software systems, with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on our technology to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water. Our offerings include electricity, gas, water and heat meters; network communication technology; collection systems and related software applications; and professional services. To realize your smarter energy and water future, start here: www.itron.com.
 
Jemena Asset Management
Jemena
Jemena Asset Management
Utility
 
Juice Technologies
Juice Technologies
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Kalki Communication Tech. Private Ltd.
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
University

On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. 

KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association

conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.

 The KIT Energy Center with its 1100 employees is one of the largest energy research centers in Europe. It bundels the energy research activities of the KIT, the merger of the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe and reknown cooperation partners. By this, it crosses the lines between disciplines and combines fundamental and applied research in all relevant energies for industry, household, service and mobility.

 
KC Associates
KC Associates
Consultant
 
KETOP Lab
KETOP Lab
KETOP Lab
Consultant
 
Kinectrics, Inc.
Kinectrics, Inc.
Vendor (Software)
 
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Utility
 
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
Utility; Testing
 
Korea Testing Laboratory
Korea Testing Laboratory
Korea Testing Laboratory
Testing

The Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) is a leading testing and certification body in  

Korea established for the purpose of improving industrial technology and global  

competitiveness. KTL has been providing support for the development of testing  

and evaluation technologies and has been helping companies obtain domestic and  

international certifications for more than 48 years.  

Manufacturers, enterprises, and industries are our faithful partners and KTL  visualizes its future through their eyes.  

On the basis of a steady infrastructure that is comprised of a streamlined  research core, reliable manpower, and an efficient organization structure  with a network system among other testing and certification bodies  around the globe, KTL is dedicated to helping our clients strengthen their  competitiveness and extend their markets.  

KTL has evolved into an internationally renowned testing and certification  body that strives to serve our clients with one-stop total services and being  equipped with capabilities that are compatible with global standards along  the way.

 
Kyland
Kyland
Kyland
Vendor (Hardware)
Kyland Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of data communication solutions for industrial applications in harsh environments. Kyland's industrial Ethernet switches have been certified by KEMA for IEC61850 compliance, and its solutions also include IEEE1588v2 PTP solutions, layer 3 full gigabit solutions, traffic solutions, EN50155 solutions, industrial serial server devices and media convertors. All these solutions have been widely used in smart grid, electric utilities, transportation and traffic market, and also factory automation worldwide.
 
Kyungnam University
Kyungnam University
Kyungnam University
University
Powersystem Lab of Kyungnam University is studying Power and IT. We are interested in Distribution Automation System, Substation Automation System, and Service Oriented Architecture. In the past, we have developed a fault test algorithm classified Logical Node in substation automation system based on IEC 61850 research. And we have researched information integration technology of powersystem based on webservice. The present, we do develop Smart Distribution Management System in regard to Smart Grid. In this study, we take care of three sections that are fault section detection technology develop in interactive distribution system, outage restoration guide in interactive distribution system, and outage restoration implementation technology by P2P communication. We are interested in IEC 61970, 61968. So, we are studying IEC 61970, 61968 standard. We want to make distribution management system based on CIM and would like to integrate systems. Also, we are concerned with interoperability between IEC 61970 and IEC 61968. We should like to know harmonizing CIM and 61850.
 
Landis+Gyr
Landis+Gyr
Vendor (Hardware)
 
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc.
Vendor (Hardware)
 
LiveData
LiveData
LiveData
Vendor (Software)
LiveData, Inc. is the trusted source for operations technology data integration. Our smart grid solutions provide operational intelligence to enable confident real-time management of power grid assets for critical infrastructure network segmentation and protection; ISO connectivity; SCADA, OMS, and DMS real-time state monitoring, control, and communication; and demand response aggregation. For more information, visit www.livedata.com.
 
Locamation Control Systems B.V
Locamation Control Systems B.V
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
Systems Integrator
 
Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Hydro
Utility
 
Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH
Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Maunsell AECOM
Maunsell AECOM
Consultant
 
Megger
Megger
Vendor (Hardware); Testing

If it’s a question of power, Megger is the answer.

 

You know Megger. Since 1903, the Megger family has provided tools, training and products under such familiar monikers as Biddle, AVO, Programma, Multi-Amp, STATES, PowerDB and Pax Diagnostics. With a vision encompassing excellence, precision, innovation and service, Megger and its subsidiaries and divisions will partner with any customer, working with them on an interactive path to the right solution. Megger equipment supports electrical systems worldwide across a range of industries from power generation, transmission and distribution to control wiring and telecommunications.

 

Megger has offices across the U.S. and around the world, with major international hubs in Sweden, Germany and the U.K.
 
Microsoft
Microsoft
Vendor (Software)
 
Mikronika
Mikronika
Vendor (Hardware)

NPP Mikronika (Scientific Production Enterprise Mikronika Ltd.) is an industrial company which performs design, development, provisioning, manufacture and commissioning of automated process control systems for power industry.

As a leading manufacturer of Substation Automaton Systems we have been operating on the market since 2009. We have supplied reliable and innovative products and services to Russian energy, transportation and industrial infrastructure markets. NPP Mikronika provides electric utilities with engineering and technology consulting services.

Hardware and software modularity allows implementation of different architectural solutions ranging from an ordinary data acquisition and transfer systems, to a full automated production control systems.

 
Mikronika
Mikronika
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)

MIKRONIKA

Hardware and software vendor

www.mikronika.pl

 
Milton Security Group LLC
Milton Security Group LLC
Consultant
 
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Monfox, LLC
Monfox, LLC
Vendor (Software)
 
Monitor Electric, JSC
Monitor Electric, JSC
Monitor Electric, JSC
Vendor (Software)
 
MultiSpeak
MultiSpeak
Vendor (Software)
 
Myongji University
Myongji University
Myongji University
University

Next-Generation Power Technology Center of Myongji University does research on Power System and communication technology.

Next-Generation Power Technology Center (NPTC), an Engineering Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology and The Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), was established in 2001 with the aim of developing the next-generation protection and automation technology of electrical power systems. This innovative technology, which blends ICT (Information Communication Technology) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) with conventional power technology, is expected to play a key role in every aspect of power systems in a near future. The recent large-scale blackouts around the world have proved the significance of developing new protection and control technology for the new power industry environment. Consequently, many world-leading companies and research institutes are concentrating their efforts on developing the next-generation power technology. NPTC is expected to be a world-leading research institute dedicated to the protection and SAS (station automation system) technology in a near future. The goal of NPTC is technological innovation, which would contribute to more reliable and secure power system in not only Republic of Korea but also the other parts of the world and more convenient human life eventually.

 
National Grid Electricity Transmission
National Grid Electricity Transmission
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Utility
National Grid owns and manages the grids to which many different energy sources are connected.

In Britain we run systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country. In the North Eastern states of the US, we provide power directly to millions of customers. We hold a vital position at the centre of the energy system. We join everything up.

National Grid's job is to connect people to the energy they use. From the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going, to the infrastructure and technologies that are essential parts of our modern lifestyle.

That puts National Grid at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society; the creation of new sustainable energy solutions for the future - and the development of an energy system that can underpin our economic prosperity in the 21st century.

 
Netted Automation GmbH
Netted Automation
Netted Automation GmbH
Consultant
 
Northeast Utilities
Northeast Utilities
Utility
 
NovaTech
NovaTech
NovaTech
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
With over 30 years of experience, NovaTech is a proven supplier of products and services for process automation, electric power measurement, and substation automation.  Our integrated solutions leverage the latest technologies and open standards to provide customers with superior long-term value.  We continue to expand our solutions for alternative energy and engineering services, including new packaging, installation, commissioning and training services. Our Bitronics 70 Series Monitoring and Recording IEDs support both UCA2.0 (since 2000) and IEC 61850 (since 2008).  The M871 has third-party level A certification granted to AREVA T & D.  IEC 61850 support is being added to the Orion LX Automation Platform.
 
NR Electric Co. Ltd
NR Electric Co. Ltd
NR Electric Co. Ltd
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Testing

Built upon decades of research, development, and leveraging numerous operational experiences in secondary power systems, NR Electric has developed a unified and integrative solution for digital substation. The fully digitalized solution connects the control room to the switchyard with optic fiber links. This proven solution reduces your capital investment, operational and maintenance costs. It also offers unmatched information integration, and provides better reliability and security for substations.

Since the first digital substation project participated in the year 2006, NR Electric’s digital substation solution has been applied to thousands of digital substations all over the world. Based on vast on-site engineering experience, NR Electric continues to provide field-proven digital substation technologies and localized engineering services to end users.
 
OFFIS
Consultant
 
OMICRON electronics
OMICRON electronics
OMICRON electronics
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
OMICRON serves the electrical power industry with testing and diagnostics instruments for primary and secondary equipment. Consulting, training, and testing services complete the product range.
 
Oncor Electric Delivery
Oncor Electric Delivery
Oncor Electric Delivery
Utility
 
ONS
Utility
 
Open Grid Systems
Open Grid Systems
Open Grid Systems
Vendor (Software); Consultant

Open Grid Systems Ltd. is a consultancy and software company based in Glasgow, UK providing services to the electrical power industry focussed on model-driven software engineering, open standards and cutting-edge technologies.

Open Grid Systems provides expertise in the areas of data management, information modelling, data transformation, data-exchange technologies, visualisation and power system network analysis software.  We utilise the power of open standards and model-driven architectures to provide modern, scalable solutions to the challenges faced by utilities in the smart-grid enabled world.

 
Open Secure Energy Control Systems
Open Secure Energy Control Systems
Vendor (Software); Consultant
 
Open Systems International
Vendor (Software)
 
Oracle
Oracle
Vendor (Software)

Oracle delivers the most complete software solutions to the utility industry.  Our customer care and billing, network management, work and asset, mobile workforce and meter data management solutions are integrated with our enterprise applications, business intelligence, middleware and database technologies. We help utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives ! that enhance efficiency and provide metrics that drive more informed energy and water usage decisions for consumers and businesses www.oracle.com/goto/utilities.

 
OSIsoft
Vendor (Software)
 
Power21 Corp
http://www.power21.co.kr
Vendor (Software); Consultant
 
Powercor
Powercor
Utility
Powercor is an electricity distributor. Our core business is to manage the poles, wires and equipment that deliver electricity to homes and businesses in Melbourne and through central and western Victoria. We're responsible for the quality and reliability of our customers’ power supply.
 
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Consultant
 
Progress Energy
Progress Energy
Progress Energy
Utility
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 22,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve approximately 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has earned the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award, the industry's highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence, and was the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder's Award for customer service. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress Energy celebrated a century of service in 2008
 
Prosoft Systems
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
 
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Public Utility Commission

About the PUCT

Mission & History

Mission:
We protect customers, foster competition, and promote high quality infrastructure.

 

What We Do:
The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state’s electric and telecommunication utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.

The PUCT is involved in numerous electric grid modernization activities related to smart grid, including:

  • Advanced Metering
  • Energy Storage and Emerging Technologies
  • Electric Market and Infrastructure Issues Related to the Introduction of Electric Vehicles
  • Investigating Cyber Security of the Electric Utility Industry

Over 3 million smart meters have been installed in Texas; more than 6 million smart meters are expected to be operational in Texas by 2013.

Please see descriptions of activities at the following PUCT web links: 

http://www.puc.state.tx.us/  

https://puc.state.tx.us/consumer/electricity/Metering.aspx  

 
Qualitrol Instruments
Qualitrol Instruments
Vendor (Hardware)
Qualitrol was originally founded in 1945 and has been a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation a leading global manufacturer competing effectively through a focused strategy leveraging product value, quality and customer service since 1986.  Supplier of Instruments, Controls and Monitors Utilized in the Electric Utility Transmission and Distribution Industry.
 
QualityLogic, Inc.
QualityLogic, Inc.
QualityLogic, Inc.
Vendor (Software)

QualityLogic is a highly respected provider of testing products and outsourced quality assurance and engineering services, specializing in the development of conformance and interoperability test specifications, suites and tools. QualityLogic is a member of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, the largest project of its kind in the U.S., and will provide interoperability testing and certification for technologies used in the Project. QualityLogic contributes to many standards development organizations, advisory councils, and alliances including GWAC, OpenSG, NIST SGIP, UCAIug, ZigBee, and others. QualityLogic is applying its proven conformance and interoperability testing and certification methodologies to the key technologies and standards that are exercised in the Smart Grid domain.

 
RTDS Technologies
RTDS Technologies
RTDS Technologies
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Testing

RTDS Technologies is the industry standard for real time digital power system simulators used in over 30 countries world wide. We are committed to our customers and continue to lead the way with our innovative hardware, software, and support. Our commitment to quality and excellence is second to none and sets the standard for all of our products. RTDS Technologies provides a wide array of services to fit client's power system simulation needs.

  • Simulation Consulting Services
    • development of simulation cases
    • running simulations
    • compilation of simulation results
    • testing protection systems
    • testing control systems
    • providing equipment validation report
    • use of the RTDS Simulation facilities
    • development of customized simulation components
 
RTE-France
Utility
RTE, an independent subsidiary of EDF, is the French electricity transmission system operator. It is a public service company responsible for operating, maintaining and developing the high and extra high voltage network. It guarantees the reliability and proper operation of the power network.

RTE transports electricity between electricity suppliers (French and European) and consumers, whether they are electricity distributors or industrial consumers directly connected to the transmission system.

With 100,000 km of lines between 63,000 and 400,000 volts and 45 cross-border lines, the network operated by RTE is the biggest in Europe. In 2008, RTE posted turnover of €4,221m and currently employs around 8,500 staff.
 
Ruggedcom
Vendor (Hardware)

RuggedCom, A Siemens Business, is a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications. RuggedCom's products are designed for use in harsh environments normally found in electrical power substations and “Smart Grids”. RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches, network routers, wireless devices, serial servers, media converters, software and professional services.

RuggedBackbone™ products support layer 3 Ethernet switching at port densities up to 48-ports 100FX or 24-ports GigE. Hot-swappable modules and high port densities allow utilities to easily stock spares, save space, and reduce repair times. The RuggedMAX™ family of WiMAX products is a long range, interoperable broadband wireless solution, compliant with the 802.16e standard. The utility grade form factor has been designed for the substation. Contact us at www.RuggedCom.com.
 
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University
University

In the area of simulation RWTH runs a very advanced real-time simulation lab where we have installed 8 racks of RTDS last generation (the most powerful installation in Europe at the moment). We also have an advanced PC Cluster for multiphysics simulation, and we arebdeveloping and building (in collaboration with a local spin-off company) an advanced multi-DSP modular real-time platform for simulation of distributed systems.  In our lab we have also developed a method for combined real time simulation between power networks and communication networks with the possibility to simulate network delays and packet loss in real-time.  Our interest in real-time simulation brought us also to develop original solution for Hardware in the Loop. We have designed and built a controllable power interface, called FlePS (Flexi-ble Power Systems) to close the loop of the real time simulation on real electrical hardware up to 25 kW.

Together with another institute of our Center (Institute for Energy Efficient Building and Indoor Climate, Prof. Müller) we have developed a multi-physics hardware in the loop setup that can be used to study Smart Home Energy Systems. This platform is now applied in several industrial projects as reference system to test new equipments.  In the next few months, our Real-Time lab will be connected via fiber optic links to our Medium Voltage Testing Facility where we will be able to test in Hardware in the Loop equipments up to 5 MW.

Next year our real time capability will be also included in a new Center under construction at RWTH called Center for Wind Drives where we will be able to test the drive train of real wind equipments up to 4 MW. A part from the simulation work, we are also involved in many other projects concerning Smart Grids in various areas such as Phasor Measurement Units, Distributed State Estimation, Distributed Control of Distributed Energy Resources.

 
S and C Electric Company
S and C Electric Company
Vendor (Hardware)
 
SAP
SAP
SAP
Vendor (Software)

SAP is the world leader in enterprise software, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with 66,500 employees located in more than 130 countries and annual revenue of € 16.8 billion.

SAP offers the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the utilities industry, enabling companies to meet the challenges of an end-to-end future proof energy value chain and more than 2200 world’s leading utilities companies rely on SAP solutions.

The utility industry is in the middle of an unprecedented transformation. Constrained by finite resources and challenged by climate change, steadily growing demand, and an aging infrastructure, utilities must also respond to tough new energy policies and demand-side activism.

One key element to address these challenges is the convergence of operational systems like distribution and outage management systems or automated meter infrastructures with enterprise systems like work management, customer care and billing systems. The industry standards CIM and IEC-61850/61400 enable the sharing of data across the entire information ecosystem. SAP intends to use these standards and is therefore joining the UCA International user group for collaboration and contribution.

Please visit http://www.sap.com/solution/industry/utilities.html

 
Schneider Electric Industries SAS
Schneider Electric Industries SAS
Vendor (Hardware)

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, and Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved his sales, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

Energy management and sustainability services

As the global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric has a responsible and ethical commitment to his customers, employees, and the environment, by delivering solutions that align business performance and sustainability. Schneider Electric help clients at all stages of their energy management life cycle by becoming their outsourced energy manager and trusted partner. Our solutions support clients to optimize their use of energy, lower their consumption at peak demand, and help them build thriving sustainability programmes that reduce their carbon footprint and provide cost-effective energy.

Smart grid

To meet today’s increasing energy demands, the grid is rapidly becoming ‘smarter’ to adapt to a changing and more complex environment. Schneider Electric smart grid solutions are interactive and connect everyone from electricity producers to the final consumers in order to efficiently balance demand and supply. Many of Schneider Electric smart grid applications combine renewable resources, microgrids, and energy storage solutions to support the expansion of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure and enhance the balance between demand and supply on the grid.

Schneider Electric is a leader in energy automation by offering a full range of protection relays and T&D substation automation solutions based on IEC61850 technology.

www.schneider-electric.com

 
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
SEL is a leader in protection, control, and automation, with a complete line of products that communicate via IEC 61850. Two of many SEL projects include the world’s first energized multisupplier IEC 61850 system, the La Venta II station in Mexico, and the modernization of 30 Brazilian substations that demonstrate cost-effective IEC 61850 projects.  SEL provides communications, control, instrumentation, protective relaying, security/encryption, and automation products, systems, training, and services. Products include ultra-reliable tough computers; Ethernet switches, security gateways, and port servers; a complete line of relays for lines, apparatus, motors, generators and arc-flash protection; fiber-optic transceivers; serial encrypting transceivers; short- and long-range encrypted radio data links; fiber-optic communications backbones; annunciators; electric power meters, high-speed logic processors; programmable logic controllers and I/O modules for telemetry, remote control, and automatic control; GPS synchronized clocks; HMI and data collection software; phasor measurement units and synchrophasor collection devices; distribution automation and substation automation systems; and complete turnkey control systems, panels and enclosures.
 
Scientific and Production Company
Vendor (Hardware)
 
SCLE
SCLE
Vendor (Software)
 
Siemens AG
Siemens AG
Siemens AG
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies, generating some €28 billion – more than one-third of its total revenue – from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue totaled €76 billion and net income €4.1 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens had around 405,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.
 
Silver Spring Network
Silver Spring Network
Vendor (Hardware)
 
SISCO
SISCO
SISCO
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)

SISCO provides communication and integration solutions that supports IEC 61850 for substation automation and wide area centralized remedial action systems(C-RAS); ICCP-TASE.2 for intercontrol center communications, EMS/SCADA integration, and power plant dispatching; C37.118 with IEC 61850 for synchrophasor processing and wide area measurement systems for improved situational awareness; and the Common Information Model (CIM per IEC61970 and IEC 61968) in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Smart Grid integration using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).  SISCO's products and services include:

  • Systems Integration Services
  • Off-the-shelf OPC interfaces
  • Protocol Source Code
  • Technology and Product Training
 
SNC-Lavalin Energy Control Systems
SNC-Lavalin Energy Control Systems
Vendor (Software)
 
Solar Integtrated Technologies
Solar Integrated Technologies
Solar Integrated Technologies
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison
Utility
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the largest electric utilities in California, serving more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square mile area of central, coastal, and southern California, excluding the City of Los Angeles and certain other cities.  Based in Rosemead, California, the utility has been providing electric service in the region for almost 125 years.  SCE's service territory includes more than 180 cities.

Edison has a strong heritage of leadership and values that have guided us throughout our history.  Today, our vision is captured in the phrase Leading the Way in Electricity SM.  Supporting this vision are our values of integrity, excellence, respect, continuous improvement and teamwork, which guide our work everyday.
 
Southern Company
Southern Company
Utility
 
Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
Vendor (Software)

Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems.

With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards.

The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. At present, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 200,000 registered users world-wide.

 
State Electric Grid of China
State Electric Grid of China
Utility
 
Strategic Information Systems Group
Strategic Information Systems Group
Systems Integrator
 
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Vendor (Hardware)

SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a global software solutions provider for electrical utilities. SUBNET focuses on Making Substations More Intelligent®. Founded in 1992, SUBNET is an industry leader providing intelligent solutions that securely connect real time electrical utility field information with utility business systems to enable Smart Grid solutions. Over 200 utilities worldwide rely on SUBNET software to safely manage and monitor thousands of substations.

Products include:
    SubSTATION Server: Advanced data concentrator and protocol converter
    SubSTATION Explorer: A feature-rich HMI for substations
    PowerSYSTEM Server: A front-end processor to collect substation data
    PowerSYSTEM Center: Centrally manage access to substation devices

 
Sugar Hill Consulting, LLC
Sugar Hill Consulting
Sugar Hill Consulting, LLC
Consultant
Sugar Hill Consulting, LLC (SHC) provides electric utilities with engineering and technology consulting services.  We emphasize superior quality, responsiveness, value, and results.  We deliver this by involving the necessary expertise and not over committing our resources.   We take practical and efficient approaches to get your project done.  We will reduce risks, deliver benefits from work on other similar projects, and save you money.
 
Survalent Technology Corporation
Survalent Technology Corporation
Vendor (Software)
Survalent Technology is a leading provider of real-time smart grid management systems for enabling visualization, optimization and improved operations for utilities. For over four decades, we have helped more than 300 utilities use operational data to increase reliability, efficiency and customer service. With our proven and reliable SCADA, Distribution Management System (DMS) and Substation Automation solutions, utilities transform data into actionable intelligence. We partner with utilities across the globe to create mission critical solutions that will achieve the promise of the Smart Grid.
 
Swissgrid AG
Swissgrid AG
Utility
 
Symantec
Symantec
Vendor (Software)
 
Synapse Wireless
Synapse Wireless
Synapse Wireless
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
Synapse Wireless Inc. provides Internet-enabled, wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication using its SNAP mesh network software standard.
 
System-on-Chip [SoC-e]
System-on-Chip [SoC-e]
Vendor (Hardware)
System-on-Chip offers specialized design services and technology based on Reconfigurable Devices (FPGAs). SoC-e is focused in the following sectors: Industrial Networking, Video Processing, Software-Defined Radio and Rugged FPGA based systems. SoC-e products include SoPCs, IP cores, software and electronic boards.
 
Tendril Networks
Tendril Networks
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessee Valley Authority
Utility
 
Tesco Automation Ltd
Tesco Automation Ltd
Tesco Automation Ltd.
Systems Integrator
Tesco Automation Ltd. is a system integrator composed of engineers, project managers and technologists that specialize in the engineering, construction, and commissioning of protection, control and SCADA Systems; with a particular focus on IEC 61850 based solutions. Tesco’s four sister companies – Tesco Electric, Tesco Mechanical, Tesco Industries, and Reliable Heating & Cooling – provide the construction capabilities that allow for cost-effective turn-key control building solutions, which further compliment Tesco Automation’s offerings. As a member of the IEC Technical Committee 57, Working Group 10, we are proud to be early advocates for IEC 61850.  Our international experience working with real-world IEC 61850 solutions has allowed us to achieve our ISO 9001 registration. Tesco’s IEC 61850 Training Program and IEC 61850 Development Lab further strengthen our Smart Grid related service offering, which includes technical/functional specification writing; system/network architecture support; development of standard design manuals/templates; FAT/SAT services; witness/auditing of commissioning; and general project management services. Whether these apply to substation automation, distribution automation, or configuration management applications, Tesco Automation is your ideal partner where you’ll find Loyal, Flexible and Innovative EPC services.
 
The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
 
TIBCO Software
TIBCO Software
TIBCO Software
Vendor (Software)

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 4,000 customers and offices in 40 countries, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility–what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®.

TIBCO gives organizations The Power of Now by providing innovative software that helps them pursue initiatives in three important areas:

  • SOA : Helping organizations migrate to an infrastructure made up of services that can be assembled, orchestrated and reused.
  • BPM : Helping organizations better coordinate the process flows that control how their assets work together.
  • Business Optimization : Helping organizations convert streams of data into meaningful information and deliver it to employees, customers and partners.
 
Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
As a leading manufacturer of electrical equipment, Toshiba has supplied reliable, innovative and environmentally friendly products and services to global energy, transportation and industrial infrastructure markets for more than 100 years.
 
Triangle MicroWorks
Triangle Microworks
Triangle Microworks
Vendor (Software)
Provides Communication Protocol Software Libraries, Conformance Testing Software, Web-Based Training, Protocol Gateways, OPC drivers and Contract Engineering Services for industry-standard communication protocols such as DNP3, Modbus, IEC 61850, 60870-5, ICCP/TASE.2, and IEC 61400-25 (Wind).
 
Trilliant Networks, Inc.
Vendor (Hardware)
 
TUEV Rheinland
TUEV Rhiendland
Consultant; Testing

Focus on customers and their targets led TÜV Rheinland to its motto “Precisely Right”. The organization is core supplier of testing, inspection and certification to the energy industry ever since its establishment in 1872. TÜV Rheinland took a leading role supporting the safe and economically viable establishment of renewable technologies since their emergence. The stakeholder focus on fit for use, energy efficiency, functional safety and cyber security is entrenched in the services offered to our customers globally.

TÜV Rheinland engages actively in the standardization efforts for energy supply and delivery on regional and global level, with a particular focus on Smart Grid initiatives. As the technology develops and industry requirements expand, so does our service portfolio offered to the suppliers and users.

With UCAIug focus TÜV Rheinland provides the following services:

  • IEC 61850 Conformance Testing
  • IEC 61850 Interoperability Testing
  • Cyber Security Testing
  • Consulting
  • Training
 
TÜV SÜD AG
TÜV SÜD AG
TÜV SÜD AG
Consultant; Testing

"Choose certainty. Add value" is the core philosophy behind the services that TÜV SÜD provides to its clients. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the technical service corporation is far more than a mere testing and inspection organization. As committed and responsible process partners boasting comprehensive industry expertise, TÜV SÜD’s certified experts and technical consultants provide services throughout their clients’ entire value chains, focusing on their core competencies of Consulting, Testing, Certification and Training. 16,000 employees proactively optimise technology, systems and expertise at over 600 locations in Europe, America and Asia. Several TÜV SÜD experts are members of standardization committees, like IEEE, IEC and UCA.

The TÜV SÜD provides the following Smart Grid services:

  • IEC 61850 Conformance Testing
  • IEC 61850 Interoperability Testing
  • Enhanced Cyber  Security Testing
  • Trainings for IEC 61850 and Smart Grid
  • Consulting for IEC 61850 and Smart Grid
 
Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories
Testing

UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history. Employing more than 9,000 professionals, with customers in over 96 countries, UL has five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. 

UL offers services to industries from appliances and HVAC/R to chemicals to energy to high tech and to power and controls. Our global sales offices and laboratories allow us to service customers locally – combining industry knowledge with local market understanding.

Additional information about UL may be found at www.UL.com.

 
Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
"Unicorn Systems is a renowned European company providing the largest information systems and solutions in the area of information and communication technologies."

We have been operating on the market since 1990 and since then we have created a series of high-end large-scale solutions that are widespread and used among the most important companies in a variety of sectors. We have the best references from banking, insurance, telecommunications, energy, industry, commerce and public sectors.

 
UNIGE
UNIGE
UNIGE
R&D; University

IEES – Intelligent Electric Energy Systems – UNIGE-DINAEL (Department of Naval Architecture and Electrical Engineering) University of Genova

The IEES Lab operates in the following scientific and industrial sectors: Management and optimization of the electric system and of the energy and ancillary services markets. Power  system monitoring and preventive-corrective Control. Analysis, modeling and simulation of power system components and controls. Decision support systems and artificial intelligence (AI) applications to the planning and control of large power systems and industrial systems. Advanced technologies and methodologies for power systems protection. Electric distribution systems with distributed generation (DG). Innovative technologies  for electric power microgeneration. Real time load monitoring and management for consumption rationalization and energy saving. Systemistic and design aspects of lighting engineering and domotics.

Current Projects:

SmartGen leader SOFTECO, Genova, ENEL, University of Genova and Bologna, entitled: “Study, development and validation of innovative methods and tools for active distribution networks management with renewable energy sources”, supported by Ministero per lo sviluppo economico - (2011-2013) www.smartgen.it .

Project  FP7 AFTER “A Framework for electrical power sysTems vulnerability identification, dEfense and Restoration”, leader RSE Milano, 13 partners (RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, ENEA, SINTEF EN, SINTEF ICT, University College Dublin, City University - London , ALSTOM Power, SIEMENS, Commission of the European Communities Joint Research Centre, ELIA, Terna Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA, ČEPS, a.s.) (2011-2013).

 
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
University

 The T&T Group - Research on Teleinformatics and Teleautomatic at Universidad Nacional in Colombia is involved in several Smart Grid research projects. The T&T Group has the support of Codensa, a colombian utility that distributes electricity throughout the city of Bogotá.

Currently fields of research in the T&T Group are:
- Substation Automation based on IEC 61850
- Cybersecurity for power utility
- Projects concerning CIM adoption

All of the above projects are associated with emerging ICT standards that are required for Smart Grid deployment.

 
Universidad Technologica Nacional, Argentina
http://www.frm.utn.edu.ar
University

The University is currently working on a smart grid project, which isa collaboration between the electric power company Edeste S.A, and UniversidadTecnologica Nacional, in Argentina.

The project mentioned, allows students to improve their knowledge in the workplaceand doing so in an innovative project, both at provincial level and at countn; level; inaddition, the company Edeste S.A, receives the benefits given by an intelligent network.

Overall project covers the following aspects:
- Implementation ofan AMI system.
- Development ofinterfaces between the AMI system and legacy systems.- Development of new systems to exploit the capabilities of the smart grid.- Maintenance and improvement ofsystems. 

 
University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde
R&D; University

Strathclyde is generally very active in smart grid research. We have one of the largest power systems researchgroups in Europe, with over 200 staff and PhD students. Our Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) isan industrially supported smart grid test facility, which allows practical implementation and testing of researchat 11 kV and 400 V. We co-host a Centre for Doctoral Training in “Future Power Networks and Smart Grids” which will support 55 new PhD students over the next 5 years. 

 
University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa
University
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a wide range of power engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Research is conducted as a joint effort between faculty in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Tandy School of Computer Science in critical infrastructure protection (security) for the smart grid and electric utility sector.  The Institute for Information Security (iSec) is an inter-diciplinary group that investigates security and critical infrastructure protection.  iSec is recognized by the US Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Excellence in Research and Education. 

iSec houses a working substation (using reduced voltage levels - 3KVA with 3-phase 208V input), with a control room (human-machine interface).  The substation provides a real world platform for a Critical Infracture Protection course (Computer Science - graduate level) and research into substation automation and security of substation networks.  The security of home area networks for automating electricity usage and smart meters are other areas of research.

The link to the Dept. of Electrical Engineering homepage is:  http://www.utulsa.edu/academics/colleges/College-of-Engineering-and-Natural-Sciences/Departments-and-Schools/Department-of-Electrical-Engineering.aspx

The link to the Tandy School of Computer Science homepage is:  http://www.utulsa.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-engineering-and-natural-sciences/departments-and-schools/tandy-school-of-computer-science.aspx

 
University ol Jyvaskyla
University ol Jyvaskyla
University

The Agora Center is an internationally recognized and networked research center for interdisciplinary, innovative research on human technology and the knowledge society at the University of Jyvaskyla. It creatively combines research of high international standards from a variety of scientific disciplines with the know-how derived from its diverse partner network.

The Industrial Ontologies Group (IOG) Within the Agora Center is a research group whose main areas of interest are Semantic Web, multi-agent systems and cloud computing (http://www.cs.jyu.fi/ai/OntoGroup/). The ultimate goal of the group is the creation of Global Understanding Environment (GUN) where different heterogeneous resources (physical devices, software, humans, etc.) are capable of forming self-managed ecosystems by "understanding" and utilizing each other's services. IOG also has a long history of cooperation with industrial partners, Among UCAIug members, IOG has cooperated with Fingrid and ABB. IOG's main interest within UCAIug is CIM model and therefore CIM Users Group. We have experience of integration of heterogeneous data sources using Semantic Web technologies. We would like to find methods for easy migration from legacy systems to CIM-based systems, and their further integration.

 
Unversity of Salerno
University of Salerno
University of Salerno
University

The research project we aim to deepen is to investigate on the development of new approaches, based on recent ICT proposals, for the enhancement of Smart Grids management. This research goal is from a long time active in University of Salerno, here we detail some specific items currently in progress among the research team of LASA (Laboratory of Agent-based Systems), Dept. of Computer Science at University of Salerno.

The basic consideration comes from our observation that classical ICT platforms are not capable to support with full capacity the new challenges offered by recent enhancement of Smart Grids, especially if we consider the remarkable improvements in terms of Energy Efficiency, Provisioning, Forecasting, Demand Response facilities.

Our research initiative consider as a strategic point the synergistic combination of the following technological stream

1)      Semantic Web

2)      Computational Intelligence

3)      Multi-Agent Systems

 

We have started to combine these approaches to face with some complex problems around Smart Grids.  As main research objective,  we are investigating on the role of Web Semantic technologies (in particular the role of Ontologies) as more powerful approach to describe the contextual domain of electric grids, not only considering the electrical elements, but extending this approach also to describe “actors” that interact with the smart grids, for example maintenance teams. The ontological representation enables to improve some complex task of decision support systems, we are focusing in fieldforce management, by linking ontology-based information/services with advanced (multi)optimization criteria.

We aim to relate this research project with CIM standard, in order to try to develop some open-source deliverable that we hope can be useful for the CIM community.

 
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Computer Aided Automation
University

The Vienna University of Technology is involved in several national and international Smart Grid research projects. The project Smart Web Grid sets a focus on the exchanged information and standardized communication interfaces based on Web services for Smart Grids.

 
VIZIMAX Inc.
VIZIMAX Inc.
VIZIMAX Inc.
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator

Vizimax is a major independent manufacturer of Intelligent Systems for the Smart Grid. Vizimax offers proven, innovative product lines worldwide used by Power utilities, Independent Power Producers and Large Industries.

The SynchroTeq point-on-wave switching platform complies with ALL High Voltage C/Bs and reduces maintenance cost while increasing the lifespan of power equipment in capacitor bank, shunt reactor, power transformer applications. The SynchroTeq Plus has a residual flux management module for power transformer energization. The SynchroTeq SA is installed within C/Bs’ cabinets. The data and event journal of each C/B stored within the SynchroTeq and the data regarding each transformer stored within the SynchroTeq Plus can be accessed using the RightWON.

As for the RightWON, it is a secure, modular, rugged automation RTU/PLC/gateway/communication conversion protocol platform that connects C/Bs, transformers, sensors, control and monitoring devices at the substation level or anywhere on the distribution network. The RightWON is field-upgradeable and allows sized-to-fit configurations using I/O, LAN, WAN and Telecom smart plug-ins. Protocols include IEC 61850, DNP3, ModBus, IEC 60870 among others and conversion between ports is a standard feature. The RightWON includes a fully IEC 61131-3 compliant PLC.

 
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw University
R&D; University

The Institute of Electrical Power Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology has extensive experience in the research and implementation work carried out on behalf of the industrial sector. This work implements large and experienced staff. One of the areas of the works are studies on microgrids. The Institute is very active in publishing their scientific achievements. The Institute of Electrical Power Engineering conducts research work and implementation of the following, selected topics:

  • modeling and digital simulation of networks and operating conditions of power systems,
  • databases for power systems,
  • computer systems to support the use and operation of power grids,
  • optimization in power systems,
  • microgrids and distributed generation,
  • forecasting the demand for power and electricity,
  • digital protections equipment,
  • WAMS based control,
  • renewable energy sources,
  • power quality,
  • economics in electrical power engineering.
 
We Energies
We Energies
Utility
 
Whirlpool
Whirlpool
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Xelas Energy
Xelas Energy
Xelas Energy
Vendor (Software)

Xelas Energy Software is a dedicated division within Xelas Software,  a privately owned company, which acquired the software licenses and intellectual property of Vertel Corporation and Retix in 2004.  Xelas has offices in Los Angeles and the Hague, Netherlands.

Xelas Software products are made to fit smart grid, telecom, messaging and aviation network management markets. For over 25 years Xelas Software performs critical functions in the daily operations of millions of network elements around the world through market leading customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, NSN, Ericsson, IBM, Samsung and Huawei.

Xelas Energy management (XEM) is  a one stop shop for seamless multivendor grid management, optimally based on IEC 61850 defined standards. The XEM product components provide a complete base set for development, testing and validating of 61850 clients and servers, MMS, SV and Goose protocols and integration with various other protocols. We also provide highly specialized professional support services.

 
Xtensible Solutions
Xtensible Solutions
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
Xtensible Solutions (www.xtensible.net) is a leading provider of semantic-based integration and information management solutions to the utility industry worldwide.  Xtensible is a driving force behind the development and implementation of open standards, such as the IEC CIM and related information exchange standards.  Such standards have been identified as key to current and future energy and utility market initiatives including the Smart Grid. With its MD3i Framework and professional service offerings already in use at many utilities world-wide, Xtensible is committed to becoming a strategic partner with utilities in their transformation into the intelligent utilities of the future.
 
ZHAW [Zurich University of Applied Sciences]
ZHAW
ZHAW
R&D; University

The Institute of Embedded Systems at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a leading R&D institution in the field of industrial communication. Apart from applied research activities in the development of new communication technologies we offer both turnkey and adaptable IP in the form of FPGA and/or Software for applications in functional safety as well as communication systems in decentralised Energy-Solutions automation. Currently fields of activitiy are:

 

  • Ethernet based high-performance communication solutions (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP etc)

  • High precision time synchronisation via packet orientated networks (IEEE 1588)

  • High-Availability communication solutions (MRP, PRP, HSR etc)

  • Energy Automation (IEC 61850)

 
ZIV USA
ZIV USA
ZIV USA
Vendor (Hardware)
Manufacturing of digital protection, control, metering, and communications, products for substations, power lines, and electrical power machines.