Landis+Gyr Expands its Grid-Edge Device Control Platform
OEM partnership extends distribution automation and distributed generation control capabilities
ATLANTA, GA. – Oct. 18, 2018 – Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW) announced a new agreement with DC Systems to re-sell and co-develop a real-time monitoring, aggregation and control software for distribution assets and distributed energy resources. This software will also work seamlessly with Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® Connect IoT platform. The agreement expands Landis+Gyr’s 14-year partnership with DC Systems that has focused on helping utilities to better manage the last mile of the distribution grid.
The agreement includes provisions to develop improved intelligent communication gateways that optimize throughput of data and critical control signals to grid-edge devices over Landis+Gyr’s RF Mesh network for smart grid applications. It will also allow Landis+Gyr to embed the control and functionality of DC Systems’ technology and software directly into upcoming products to anticipate future market demands.
“By adding distributed generation control to our distribution automation solutions, Landis+Gyr expands our ability to manage energy and capacity in real-time,” said John Radgowski, Vice President of Product Portfolio Management at Landis+Gyr. “These solutions equip distribution utilities to increase reliability and system efficiency, while extending asset life by reacting more quickly with greater situational awareness.”
“Landis+Gyr has a history of taking on the most demanding challenges in the energy sector,” said Douglass Campbell, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of DC Systems. “After many years in partnership, this agreement presents the next opportunity for both companies to help utilities deploy layered intelligence with connected computing power at the grid edge to not only manage energy and capacity, but also expand the scope of their business.”
Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Connect IoT platform provides utilities with layered intelligence, a multi-level compute and analysis capability that allows networked devices and enterprise software to react to local conditions quickly and with an appropriate understanding of the system-wide objectives.
About DC Systems
DC Systems has been a trusted partner to major utilities, power producers and large energy users since 1990 and is the preeminent developer of utility-grade, vendor-agnostic, real-time software for power system and grid-interconnection. The Real-Time Smart Energy SuiteTM application is dynamically optimized for grid operations, while enabling a unique distributed architecture allowing scalability and the opportunity for modular application with superior real-time performance. DC Systems is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information, please visit www.dcsystems.com or contact [email protected]
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, and analytics. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
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