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German smart grid tech in ten-year energy plan for Canada

Siemens to work with NB Power on modernisation plan to advance Canadian grid

Siemens will develop the Canadian grid in a ten year plan
Siemens will develop the Canadian grid in a ten year plan

German power technology is being used to “modernise” the Canadian grid in a ten year energy plan for a region of the country. The Canada branch of Siemens and Canada firm NB power in New Brunswick have announced a modernisation plan to develop smart grid technology, set up a smart grid centre and design NB Power’s energy road map for the next ten years.

The smart grid “Reduce and Shift Demand” modernisation plan will see Siemens implement its management technology into the grid in New Brunswick. The firm’s “Demand Response Management System” as well as their “Decentralised Energy Management Suite” will develop the smart grid strategy in several areas within NB Power, including smart energy and smart organisation.

As part of the agreement, Siemens will build a Smart Grid Centre of Competence (CoC) in Fredericton, while delivering on an end-to-end design for Smart Grid systems. Using Smart Grid Compass methodology, Siemens will design NB Power’s energy road map for the next ten years. Siemens will also have an R&D role in developing smart grid software for NB Power.

Gaëtan Thomas, NB Power president and CEO, said: "This relationship will be long lasting, and will modernise the New Brunswick electricity system.”

Dr. Jan Mrosik, global head of Siemens Smart Grid, added: “This partnership presents us with the unique opportunity to showcase Siemens’ world class Smart Grid technology and expertise with a fully integrated and innovative utility like NB Power.”