OSISoft receives grant funding for Chinese smart grid project

Written By: Stratton Report
June 7, 2016

On June 7, OSIsoft announced an agreement with the China Electric Power Research Institute to collaborate on a smart grid project that will utilize OSIsoft’s PI System as a data infrastructure for real-time data monitoring, analytics and reporting. The project is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), which connects U.S. businesses with development opportunities overseas.

The China Smart Grid Substation Operations and Communication Project will serve as the basis for China to develop relevant new standards for future Smart Grid operations and communication architectures and deployment.

Chaoyang Zhu, Deputy Director of Information and Communication Department, CEPRI. Commented:

“Smart grid information and communication technologies will be essential to meet the world’s growing demand for energy. Working with OSIsoft is an important step toward our goal of demonstrating the best practices of creating an Internet of Energy.”

Ann Moore, Director-Regional Development at OSIsoft. Noted: “We are very excited to be working with the China Electric Power Research Institute, which has been a pioneer in developing and implementing smart grid technologies. Information and communication data management lay at the heart of smart grids. We believe the achievements we can accomplish here will ultimately have a positive impact for electric power utility business and smart grid development around the world.”
The announcement was made at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit taking place in Beijing.