CURRENT Group, LLC has been selected by Iberdrola, one of the four largest utilities in the world, to provide smart metering communications, advanced sensing and network management solutions as part of its first phase deployment of smart grid solutions in Castellon, Spain.
The Iberdrola deployment represents the first and largest deployment of smart metering technologies that demonstrate comprehensive end-to-end interoperability using the open PRIME metering standard, for which over 20 companies are now members or have applied for membership. Iberdrola plans to deploy an initial 100,000 meters and respective transformers incorporating two-way medium voltage and cellular communications, grid supervision and control, and meter collection infrastructure before expanding immediately to territory wide deployments of smart meters in early 2011.
In support of Iberdrola’s efforts, CURRENT will provide components of its Smart Transformer Station platform comprising infrastructure solutions for meter data concentration and collection, transformer sensing and supervision, and communications with network management. Combined, these solutions provide comprehensive support for smart metering, distribution management and provide the platform for secure communications.
All of CURRENT’s Smart Transformer Station products are supported by CURRENT’s OpenGrid back-office software suite that provides user specific insight into device, data, event, and utility system information.