Lockheed Martin, Dominion unveil advanced smart grid

Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources have teamed up to develop VirtuGrid, a new smart-grid innovation that detects power outages via remote technology, Lockheed said Thursday.

The companies introduced VirtuGrid to DistribuTECH, the nation’s largest utility industry event of the year, this week in San Diego.

VirtuGrid's smart-grid technology enables data, voltage, power, energy readings, GPS location, phase and circuit-connectivity remote coordination while allowing communications with multiple types of bandwidth networks. 

Lockheed Martin is an American global security, defense and aerospace company that provides smart-grid and engineering solutions to utility and commercial customers. Today, Lockheed Martin is heavily engaged in finding clean, secure and smart energy-enabling solutions to secure a strong economic future.

“VirtuGrid will help utilities map the connectivity of the electrical distribution grid,” Roger Flanagan, director of energy services for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions business, said. “We’re fortunate to be able to work with Dominion to create this new product that will benefit utilities and optimize for greater efficiencies.”

Dominion operates as one of the largest energy production, transportation and storage facilities in the nation.

“We are pleased to partner with Lockheed Martin in bringing this new technology to market,” Mary Doswell, Dominion’s senior vice president of alternative energy solutions. “VirtuGrid will benefit both utilities and energy consumers by providing much more precise information about where and how energy is being used across the grid.”

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