Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CURRENT Group and Verizon Team on Smart Grid Service

Verizon is working with the CURRENT Group, which builds distributed sensing and monitoring systems for electrical utilities, to provide a real-time, IP-based solution for analysis communications between electric companies and sensors deployed on their networks.

The two companies will leverage their core capabilities to deliver a joint smart grid solution. Verizon will provide the underlying wireless and IP network services, managed network and security services, and advanced IT security consulting services to help electric companies identify and mitigate risks to critical cyber assets, including data, applications, IT systems and networks.

CURRENT will provide its intelligent sensors, which monitor distribution grid performance; its OpenGrid utility element management system; and its System Optimization and Reliability analytical software solutions.

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