Smart Grid

November 26, 2012

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. Selects Itron's Smart Grid Solution

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd (CLP Power) has selected Itron’s smart grid solution for its 4,500 advanced meter pilot project.

Itron, a global technology company, will provide a comprehensive solution that includes Itron smart meters, data collection software, meter data management software, Itron Cellular Solutions and Cisco’s (News - Alert) Connected Grid Routers (CGR) – as well as Connected Grid Network Management System (CG-NMS).

“I’m confident that the architecture from Itron and Cisco will provide a flexible platform for CLP Power’s future initiatives,” Alan White, vice president of Itron Energy Group, Asia Pacific, said in a statement.

“We’re looking forward to helping CLP Power achieve its goals and vision for smart energy delivery,” said White.

Officials with Itron said the pilot system will demonstrate the full spectrum of advanced capabilities using Itron’s single and three-phase meters, which will be deployed under the smart grid network architecture.

“CLP Power has an outstanding record as a world-class provider of reliable power and customer service,” said Lionel Chocron, general manager, Cisco Connected Energy Networks business unit.

Cisco is proud to be part of this innovative pilot and looks forward to helping them demonstrate the value of the network.

A major player in networking, Cisco is helping the energy industry modernize the electrical grid from generation to distribution to consumption – with highly secure, reliable and scalable communications systems.

Earlier this month, Itron announced that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest municipal utility, has selected Itron and Cisco technologies for its smart grid demonstration project.

The program, supported by U.S. Department of Energy ARRA funding, will provide the city with the ability to evaluate technology and program benefits as part of its continuing grid modernization and infrastructure improvements.

LADWP will install up to 52,000 Itron smart electric meters and 20 smart water modules that will operate over an integrated cellular and multi-application IPv6 communication network, based on the Cisco GridBlocks architecture using Cisco Connected Grid routers and Network Management System.

In partnership with Cisco Services, LADWP will be able to deploy a secure, scalable communications infrastructure. Installation is scheduled to be complete by fall 2013.

Edited by Braden Becker