Siemens Canada and NB Power to develop Smart Grid program for the province

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Siemens Canada and NB Power to develop Smart Grid program for the province

Greentech Lead America: Siemens and NB Power,
the electricity provider inNew Brunswick, announced a multi-year Smart
Grid Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) modernization plan.

As part of the plan, both companies will invest in
technology and educate customers, offering business and residents more choice
and control over their energy consumption.

As per the agreement, Siemens will build a Smart
Grid Centre of Competence (CoC) in Fredericton, New Brunswick and deliver
an end-to-end design for Smart Grid.
Using Smart Grid Compass methodology, Siemens will design NB Power’s energy
road map for the next 10 years.

“This relationship will be long lasting, and
will modernize the New Brunswick electricity system and the way our
customers view their own electricity consumption. It will also provide
long term benefits to our customers,” said Gaetan Thomas, president and
CEO, NB Power.

The scope of the plan also includes the establishment of
an application development office to be located in Fredericton where design
and rollout of Smart Grid software will take place.

Siemens will showcase their Demand Response Management
System (DRMS) as well as their Decentralized Energy Management Suite (DEMS),
developing the Smart Grid strategy in Network Operations, Customer
Participation, Asset and Workforce Management, Smart Energy, and Smart
Organization within NB Power.

“This partnership presents us with the unique
opportunity to showcase Siemens’ world class Smart Grid technology and
expertise with a fully integrated and innovative utility like NB Power,”
said Jan Mrosik, global head of Siemens Smart Grid.

Burlington Electric Department selects Siemens for smart grid

Recently, Burlington Electric Department (BED) selected
Siemens for the sale and implementation of the eMeter EnergyIP meter data
management (MDM) platform. BED worked together with the state of Vermont to
secure Smart Grid Investment Grant funding through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


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