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

Siemens Canada and New Brunswick's NB Power this week announced plans for a multi-year Smart Grid Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) modernization plan that will invest in technology and educate customers, offering business and residents more...


July 25, 2012  


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Siemens Canada and New Brunswick’s NB Power this week announced plans for a multi-year Smart Grid Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) modernization plan that will invest in technology and educate customers, offering business and residents more choice and control over their energy consumption.

As part of the agreement, Siemens said in a release it will build a Smart Grid Centre of Competence (CoC) in Fredericton, while delivering on an end-to-end design for Smart Grid. Using Smart Grid Compass methodology, a contract calls for Siemens to “design NB Power’s energy road map for the next 10 years.”

The plan also involves the establishment of an R&D presence by way of an application development office to be located in Fredericton where design and rollout of Smart Grid software will take place. The CoC and R&D office will create an estimated 40 new jobs in Fredericton.

As part of the implementation, Siemens will install its Demand Response Management System (DRMS) and Decentralized Energy Management Suite (DEMS). The company will develop Smart Grid strategy in five work areas within NB Power, including: Network Operations, Customer Participation, Asset and Workforce Management, Smart Energy, and Smart Organization.