Siemens Smart Grid Division and TIBCO Software Inc. will provide smart grid enterprise integration services to Consolidated Edison (Con Edison), a utility company that provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, for a smart grid  demonstration project. Con Edison received funding for the smart grid demonstration project from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus program.
Siemens (Munich, Germany) and TIBCO  (Palo Alto, Calif., USA) will provide a smart grid service for Con Edison (New York) using standards-based software and technologies to improve grid reliability and provide better customer visibility.
With TIBCO's enterprise messaging technology, Con Edison will have a scalable, interoperable integration framework that enables the real-time flow of information across deployed assets to maintain a healthy power infrastructure. Siemens will also deliver its Smart Grid visualization capabilities, providing a lightweight, browser-based user interface.
"New York is home to one of the most critical finance infrastructures in the world and the most pervasive big building management systems," says Murat Sonmez, executive vice president, Global Field Operations, TIBCO. "The ability to use real-time data to manage system assets, detect early warning signs and act immediately to resolve potential problems before they occur, is necessary to maintain predictable power and help keep businesses running….Con Edison is developing an architecture that will result in use cases that can act as a blue print for other urban areas."
Implementation of the Smart Grid integration solution began in August 2011. The project is estimated to be completed in May 2013.