Alstom and DotVision join forces as part of an energy connected objects project to serve smart cities
Alstom Grid, a leader in the commercialisation of innovative solutions for energy management, has signed a 3-year partnership with DotVision, an innovative player in the development of smart connected objects for energy control, to optimise the management of power consumption in cities.
As part of this partnership, Alstom's e-terraDRBizNet solution will be coupled to the energy metre Spoony, intelligent hardware developed by DotVision and winner of an award from the Systématic innovation centre in June 2014. On the basis of knowledge belonging to both entities, Alstom Grid and DotVision aim to jointly distribute a new connected product-solution offering, as an open ecosystem, serving intelligent management of power consumption in towns.
The joint solution offers an integrated end-to-end control chain for automatic deletion programs, improved peak load management, system services for the power grid, and a GPS system for applying energy mapping.
The smart grid enables two-way real-time information exchange. Demand management systems take advantage of that by encouraging residential and business consumers to reduce electricity use at peak times, or to vary their usage to coincide at an hour when demand is lower. Improving energy efficiency in buildings and towns is a major energy challenge for the coming years, requiring new means of monitoring, controlling and optimising energy via the "Smart Building" and "Smart Cities" approach to make buildings and cities more communicative, and more intelligent.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over 20 billion and booked 21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.
Alstom Grid has one clear vision: to develop innovative solutions for a flexible, reliable, affordable and sustainable electrical grid, everywhere. We design, manufacture, install and service the power transmission and distribution products and systems that empower the planets low carbon economy... for now and for the future.
Alstom Grid has over 130 years experience and ranks among the top three in the electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of 3.8 billion. Alstom Grids 17,000 employees are spread across 87 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide and have one common mission: be our customers trusted partner, from the source to the city.
We are energising a smarter world with Alstom.
DotVision is an innovative French company founded by Guillaume Pelletier. For over 10 years, it has been developing products and services in the field of the Internet of Things in two application areas:
- DotVision Energy: intelligent energy management
- DotVision Motion: geolocation and motion capture
It markets its solutions internationally and counts amongst its partners a design team, research laboratories and major groups.