On-Ramp Wireless has signed an agreement with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to become a reseller and systems integrator of On-Ramp’s Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) wireless systems in North America and the U.K. As SAIC deploys smart grid as a service (SGS) for utility customers, this agreement will enable the companies to offer complete system solutions to address all aspects of the grid from smart meter and AMI to distribution automation and risk mitigation applications.
On-Ramp Wireless, SAIC
Diversified Products introduced two roller conductor lifters, offering power line and electric utility crews more flexibility when moving and supporting energized lines. The roller conductor lifters allow for safer work while optimizing equipment and personnel on the job. Constructed of high-strength steel, each roller conductor lifter is designed for use in with an insulated link supported by the same crane or derrick being used to hold other conductors. This increases efficiency by freeing bucket trucks or other equipment. The rolling support allows more movement for an energized conductor, preventing conductor damage often caused when holding lines with abrasive hooks.
Grid One Solutions Inc. has teamed with Capgemini Canada, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Grid One is a subsidiary of Asplundh, North America’s largest provider of field services for energy utilities. The agreement enhances Capgemini’s Smart Energy Services business line by encompassing Grid One’s AMI deployment expertise. This also includes Grid One’s life cycle maintenance and support of smart meters and related smart grid infrastructure.
Grid One Solutions, Capgemini Canada
New enhanced varistor protection (EVP) arresters are available, superseding the Ohio Brass (OB) PVN family of arresters. Built on 20 years of Ohio Brass by Hubbell Power Systems experience, EVP arresters have a robust sealing system. A slotted, tripod base gives flexible installation fitting 8 ¾-inch and 10-inch bolt circles. Grading ring usage is optimized. Sustainable features and intelligent catalog numbering system are available. EVP arresters offer the same housing material, mechanical strength, protective level and energy rating as the OB PVN arrester family.
Hubbell Power Systems
S&C’s 6800 series automatic switch controls are available for overhead and underground switching and sectionalizing applications. They replace the existing line of 5800 controls and can run S&C’s IntelliTEAM SG Automatic Restoration System. 6800 Controls offer fault detection and automatic sectionalizing and are fully SCADA compatible. They include an integrated battery management system and battery, permitting dead-line operation.S&C’s 6800 controls can accept virtually any communication device commonly used in distribution automation applications.