GBPC engages Swiss firm to support power grid modernization
The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has engaged the Swiss-based company Landis+Gyr to provide the advanced metering and intelligent grid technology that will support the Grand Bahama power utility’s grid modernization strategy.
GBPC will use Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Connect solutions to build out its advanced electricity meters, distribution automation devices and meter data management systems.
“The utility selected Landis+Gyr’s multipurpose internet of things network for its ability to address additional current and future applications, such as distribution automation, renewable resource integration and smart street lighting,” according to a press release on the issue.
“Landis+Gyr’s meter data management software platform will be utilized as the central engine for validation and system-wide integration of metering data.”
Director of Grid Solutions at GBPC Delano Arthur said GBPC’s goal in modernizing its grid is to help its customers manage their energy usage and help them become more efficient.
“We’ve identified a number of ways smart grid technology supports our commitment to enhancing our customer’s experience,” said Arthur.
He added that the smart grid will not only help the company to better detect and address power outages and power quality issues, but help the company integrate renewable energy into the grid.
GBPC is in the process of building its first solar farm.
According to the release, the modernization project began last month and will be fully deployed next year.
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