Siemens, Viridity Energy announce alliance for smart grid implementations
Siemens Energy and Viridity Energy will provide virtual power plant functionality on campus environments and to other large users of electricity.
Siemens Energy and Viridity
Energy have entered into a strategic relationship to provide virtual power plant functionality on campus environments and to
other large users of electricity. Viridity will couple Siemens' DEMS
(decentralized energy management system) with its VPower system for forecasting
and optimization to deliver solutions and services for the management and
bidding of controllable load and customer-owned generation and storage
resources into energy markets, including capacity, day-ahead, real-time, and
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey