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GB Power selects supplier for smart grid project

Landis+Gyr and Grand Bahama Power Co, a subsidiary of Emera Inc, have reached an agreement covering advanced metering and intelligent grid technology to support the utility's grid modernization strategy. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019

ALT TAG HERE ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Landis+Gyr (SWISS: LAND.SW) and Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC), a subsidiary of Emera Inc., have reached an agreement covering advanced metering and intelligent grid technology to support the utility’s grid modernization strategy.

GBPC will deploy Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® Connect solution to include advanced electricity meters, distribution automation devices and meter data management. The utility selected Landis+Gyr’s multipurpose IoT network for its ability to address additional current and future applications, such as distribution automation, renewable resource integration and smart street lighting. Landis+Gyr’s MDMS platform will be utilized as the central engine for validation and system-wide integration of metering data.

“We’ve identified a number of ways smart grid technology supports our commitment to enhancing our customer’s experience,” said Delano Arthur, Director of Grid Solutions at GBPC. “Our goals with this project are to aid customers in better managing their energy usage, effectively detect and address outages and power quality issues and lay a foundation that can support the integration of renewable energy resources.”

The initial stage of this project began in early April of this year, with full deployment scheduled to begin in 2020.

“We look forward to working with GBPC on a variety of initiatives related to this project. From reliability improvements to upgrading efficiency, the benefits for the utility and energy consumers are well proven,” said Gina Garner, Vice President and Regional General Manager at Landis+Gyr.

The Gridstream Connect platform blends flexible network communication options with intelligent grid-edge devices, sensors and meters, providing utilities and consumers information, control and automation for improved energy management.

Members of the Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce were hosted to a welcome networking reception on the first day of their trade mission to The Bahamas, which runs April 29-May 2, 2019.

Indications are that the domestic economy maintained its modest pace of growth over the review month of March, according to The Central Bank of The Bahamas' latest Monthly Economic and Financial Developments report.

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