Monday, April 19, 2010

Deutsche Telekom Partners with ABB on SsmartGrid

ABB and Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems subsidiary agreed to jointly develop solutions for Smart Grids. The companies see SmartGrid technology as key to integrating renewable energies profitably, efficiently and securely and improving energy efficiency in power generation and supply. This will give consumers and energy providers transparency over electricity consumption.

"By joining forces, ABB and Deutsche Telekom are combining their know-how, which is perfectly matched to create smart grids," said Peter Smits, CEO of ABB AG and Head of the Central Europe region. "We are offering the energy sector a comprehensive portfolio of power transmission and distribution along with products and solutions for building automation."

Under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act, the share of energy obtained from renewable energy sources is to increase to at least 30 percent in Germany by 2020. An increasing number of decentralized and regenerative energy sources are making the distribution network more and more complex. In future networks, power consumption must be adapted better to fluctuating energy generation -- otherwise it will not be possible to operate the overall system efficiently.

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