ERDF selects CG to supply Linky meters
Avantha Group Company, CG was selected by ERDF -Electricité Réseau Distribution France, the public electricity distribution company managing 95 per cent of the electricity distribution network in continental France, as one of the six suppliers to manufacture the first three million of its new generation Linky smart meters. For a company that has built its competitive strategy in the development of smart grid solutions, under ZIV brand, CG sees this contract as a very significant achievement
According to ERDF, the Linky programme is a major industrial programme that will create 10,000 jobs located in France.
CG’s CEO and MD Laurent Demortier said, “The delivery of state-of-the-art smart grid solutions and creation of sustainable, local employment are at the heart of CG’s mission.” Canadian Solar Inc. (Canadian Solar) has reportedly announced the completion of the 1.2 MW (DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Shibushichocho, Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. Powered by Canadian Solar CS6P-255P modules, the plant will generate approximately 1,533 MWh of clean, emission-less solar electricity per year, it is told. The electricity generated from the project will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20 year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of 40.00 yen ($0.37) per kWh. “We are delighted to complete the construction and grid-connection of our first PV solar power plant in Japan. This represents another step in the successful execution of our total solar energy solutions strategy,” Dr Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc. was quoted as saying.
Canadian Solar’s late stage utility-scale project pipeline in Japan currently stands at 405 MW (DC). In addition to the 1.2 MW project that has just been connected to the grid, approximately 42.4 MW are expected to start construction in the third and fourth quarters of 2014.