Dominion and Lockheed Martin have announced the availability of the EDGE Grid Side Efficiency solution for utilities. EDGE is the first of several smart grid applications to be delivered through a joint marketing and development alliance between the two companies.
EDGE is a modular and adaptive conservation voltage management solution enabling utilities to deploy incremental grid-side energy management that requires no behavioral changes or purchases by end customers. The EDGE product suite provides significant and sustainable energy savings through integrated planning, execution and validation of grid side energy efficiency management.
"Dominion, with its 100 years of electric distribution experience, has a keen knowledge of distribution network operations and has proven substantial energy savings in its conservation voltage management deployment," said Roger Flanagan, Director, Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions. "Together, we will provide a program-based solution that helps our utility customers better manage their grid and meet their energy efficiency targets."
Under the terms of the agreement, Dominion and Lockheed Martin will provide EDGE integration, software support and maintenance services to smart grid solutions partners, as well as end user utility customers. In addition to working with Lockheed Martin, Dominion will also partner with BRIDGE Energy Group, Elster, Landis+Gyr, and Silver Spring Networks to bring these solutions to market.
"Each of our channel partners offers a unique set of products and services that are enhanced by our EDGE products," said Doswell. "We believe that these partnerships allow the product to be delivered to the utility customer seamlessly, either by integrating into their existing AMI and distribution smart grid systems or as part of a full end-to-end solution for those deploying new smart grid applications."