The Navy Yard grid modernization
More than US$ billion has been invested in the naval base since its closure in 1991
More than US$ billion has been invested in the naval base since its closure in 1991
More than US$1 billion has been invested in the former naval base since its closure in 1991 to create a smart energy business campus

In the US, the developer of the Navy Yard, a smart energy urban development in Philadelphia, has selected Landis+Gyr to supply smart meters, as well as its Gridstream communications network, MDM software and cloud-based services.

Philadelphia’s PIDC is a public-private economic development corporation that is managing the Navy Yard on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, where more than US$1 billion has been invested since the naval base’s closure in 1991.

PIDC's deal with Landis+Gyr aims to provide an open platform for the addition of smart building technology, energy storage systems, integration of renewable energy – including wind, solar - distribution automation capability and electric vehicle support, according to CNN News.

The Navy Yard has become a business campus for smart energy companies with 11, 500 employees and 145 companies working in the industrial, manufacturing and R&D sectors.

Will Agate, senior vice president, Navy Yard Management & Development at PIDC, said: “The transformation of the Navy Yard has been a remarkable economic development success story to date.

"The Navy Yard is committed to sustainability, and the campus will become even more green as we completely modernize the energy systems, particularly the electric grid.

“We have chosen Landis+Gyr to help us achieve this smart grid capability.”

Prasanna Venkatesan, president and CEO for the Americas at Landis+Gyr, added: “PIDC's vision for creating a smart community is perfectly aligned with our capability, and we look forward to being a trusted partner, helping them manage their facilities' energy better far into the future."