Ambient is for sale. According to the most recent SEC filing, this has been the primary focus of Ambient. Negotiating sale, not 10-K
The more vendors DUKE can connect to the AMBIENT nodes, the better!
Good point rslil. Thanks!
"and Ambient Corp. and is using the latter company’s devices in its Charlotte project"
"Duke beefed up the capabilities of its Ambient comms nodes"
DUKE USING AMBIENT NODES
So far, Duke has worked with nodes from Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Ambient Corp. and is using the latter company’s devices in its Charlotte project.
Duke’s Charlotte test bed, known as McAlpine for the main substation it surrounds, consists of six distribution circuits, distribution automation and line sensor equipment, and about 14,000 customers connected via powerline-carrier-equipped smart meters, as well as Itron AMR meters. All of that gear is being connected with both 3G and LTE cellular backhaul networks, which are also supporting a range of in-home load monitoring systems, a set of solar PV arrays, and some grid batteries.
That’s a bewildering mix of future grid test cases to manage, but also a test of the capabilities of the distributed architecture Duke wants to prove out. In the case of this R&D project, Duke beefed up the capabilities of its Ambient comms nodes with a $35 piece of computing hardware beloved by hackathon participants and middle-school programming instructors everywhere:
(Worked with many, ONLY CHOSE AMBIENT)
Do you think someone would spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, posting fear and doubt on a message board of a company that they have no interest in?
Why no Echelon nodes? Why no mention of Itron or Cisco? Why were Duke Energy Employees giving presentation in ONLY AMBIENT booth?
WHY DOES 24/7 BASHER CLOWN KEEP SAYING "duke dumped ambient"? Looks like she is lying!
For the past year or so, giant U.S. utility Duke Energy has been engaged in a potentially revolutionary project: getting some of the world’s biggest smart grid technology vendors to open up their systems, akin to how iOS and Android have opened the world’s smartphones.
The work started at Duke’s McAlpine pilot project in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the utility and its partners formed the “coalition of the willing” -- Accenture, Alstom, Ambient, Echelon, S&C Electric and Verizon -- to connect smart meters, solar inverters, battery controllers, distribution grid control systems and network nodes, all with open-source adapters that render them capable of “talking” to one another and make split-second grid balancing decisions.
At this January’s DistribuTECH conference, Duke and its coalition partners did their first off-site demo, showing how voltage sensors, fast-reacting grid support, and battery and inverter energy injection could smooth out a mockup of a set of grid-edge scenarios -- say, clouds passing over a big solar PV array -- in ways that centrally controlled systems simply couldn’t manage.
THEY ARE USING ONLY AMBIENT NODES FOR THIS PROJECT!
WHY ARE THE ONLY USING AMBIENT NODES?
"your post clearly suggest" My post are copy and paste! If you think they suggest good things to come, that is the conclusion you came to after reading what someone else writes and I COPY AND PASTE.
****************TO DATE, I HAVE LOST MONEY ON AMBIENT INVESTMENT**********************
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But Duke is still buying and installing. I don't see Duke walking away from their 5+ year, and $125+ million investment with Ambient.
“Distribution monitoring will allow our utility customers to make their distribution networks more efficient, reduce their generation needs, and reduce their operating costs,” says Steve Lindsay, Marketing and Sales Manager for ABB's Power Products Medium Voltage Distribution Components business unit in Pinetops, North Carolina. “A collaborative effort between ABB and Ambient will lead the way in new distribution grid reliability and energy efficiency initiatives and we are both proud to contribute to these activities.”
STEVE LINDSAY, or 24/7 basher clown?
The logic selectivity developed for the project is based on the *****IEC 61850 protocol,***** enabling open communication between multi-source devices.
ABB and Ambient Corp. announced the integration of DistribuSense current and voltage sensors with AmbientPQM for advanced power quality monitoring and communications.
The integrated product is a combination of hardware and software, Ambient Smart Grid Communications Nodes enabled with AmbientPQM, that enhances the ABB DistribuSense offering by adding local intelligence, management, communications and alarm reporting at the location of the sensors.
The combined DistribuSense and AmbientPQM solution facilitates grid management through real-time monitoring, and measurement of an extensive and configurable array of power quality parameters, to increase efficiency through Volt/VAR optimization (VVO), and reliability through fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR).
Ambient Smart Grid Nodes Implement IEC 61850 for Distribution and Substation Automation
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from ACEA (Azienda Comunale Elettricità e Acque), the Italian utility, to supply medium voltage products that will facilitate the development of a pioneering smart grid project spanning a new section of Rome's electrical distribution network. This is one of eight pilot projects approved and partially financed by the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas.
As part of the order, ABB will supply its state-of-the-art UniSec switchgear equipped with protection relays from the Relion product family. This extremely compact switchgear has specifically been developed for smart grid applications and has combined current and voltage sensors for use in secondary substations. It also includes devices for primary substations and for interfacing with distributed generation in secondary distribution substations for better reliability and availability. 'The installation of these intelligent products will result in reduced number of outages and cut down the average duration of service interruptions. In cas