Boulder, Colo.-based Infotility, Inc. has launched the field-test phase of a smart grid demonstration project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with the Marin County Office of Sustainability. The project is a 3-yr DOE-funded smart grid demonstration of Infotility's Renewables Integration software, Smart Community Energy Manager software, and Smart Facility Energy Manager software. In the field-test phase, these software applications will coordinate and optimize large-scale renewable resources on the electric grid, interfacing with five municipal buildings on the Marin County Civic Center Campus.
GE Lighting, a unit of GE Appliances & Lighting, continues a reshaping effort designed to better serve customers and enable profitable growth with the establishment of GE Lighting Solutions, a combination of its light-emitting diode (LED) systems operation, Lumination, based at GE Lighting's world headquarters in Cleveland, and its commercial and industrial fixture group, GE Lighting Systems, Hendersonville, N.C.
Richmond, Ind.-based Belden announces a new partnership with Omni Cable, West Chester, Pa., a master redistributor of specialty wire and cable for electrical distribution. "With over 30 years of experience fulfilling the product and service needs of their electrical distributors nationwide, Omni Cable is well positioned as a redistribution partner," says Andy Adams, president, Industrial Solutions Division, Belden.
Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Convia recently announced it has been selected as the lighting control provider for pre-built offices as part of the $20-million dollar Empire State Building retrofit project. Targeted at making the landmark a model of sustainability and propelling the nation's interest in green building retrofits, the project is expected to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in the building by approximately 40% and put it within the top 10% of all energy-efficient buildings worldwide.
Emerson Network Power
St. Louis-based Emerson Network Power strengthened its data center infrastructure management portfolio with the recent official announcement of the company's completed acquisition of Avocent Corp. Avocent's technologies provide additional visibility into the data center infrastructure, bolstering Emerson Network Power's infrastructure management capabilities and ultimately giving data center managers better control of energy consumption, IT operations, and costs.