- Category: Smart Grid
25 Aug 2009
- Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 05:45
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The two companies are offering a comprehensive suite of services to help utilities shape projects and request grants being offered by the US DOE. Image from Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin and engineering company Black & Veatch have teamed up to help utility clients improve the reliability, efficiency and interoperability of the electric power grid and protect it against cyber attacks.
The two companies are offering a comprehensive suite of integrated technology and communication solutions to help utilities shape projects and request grants being offered by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant Program.
The Smart Grid Investment Grant Program is part of the DOE’s electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Recovery Plan, which has been allocated US $4.5 billion to support the modernization of the electric grid.
The companies have supported several first-round applications, and are well-positioned to continue assisting other DOE funding applications, such as the DOE’s loan guarantees for employing innovative energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced transmission and distribution.
Black & Veatch and Lockheed Martin will focus on supporting DOE applicants’ smart grid initiatives for advanced metering infrastructure; substation and distribution automation; SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition); distribution management systems and demand response projects, especially in the areas of interoperability and cyber security.
- Katrice R. Jalbuena