Madrid, Spain — (METERING.COM) — January 11, 2010 – IT solution provider Telvent has been awarded contracts for the supply of distribution management and data acquisition systems in Russia and China.
The Inter-Regional Distribution Grid Company (IDGC) of Centre Moscow and China South Grid Guizhou Electric Power Company are to implement Telvent’s advanced distribution management system (DMS) solution, and Shanxi Electric Power Company is to implement the company’s OASyS Dynamic Network of Application (DNA).
IDGC, one of the largest utility providers in Russia, will implement the DMS to further improve the reliability of its electrical grid. The DMS will be integrated with existing components of its infrastructure, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), outage management system and customer relationship management software, in order to provide a visual and detailed model of the distribution network to achieve advanced network analysis, fault management and energy analysis on a local and central level.
The first phase of a pilot program was initiated in November 2010 and the DMS implementation is expected to be complete by January 2012.
The implementation by Guizhou Power follows a successful pilot project and will expand the DMS to the company’s entire service territory. Guizhou Power will have the ability to integrate and display data using a single system that provides real time advanced distribution information, and it will be enabled to share critical data more easily among departments, increasing operational efficiencies and providing a more stable power supply for its 40 million residents.
Shanxi Electric Power’s implementation of the OASyS DNA will enable the company to address service outages more quickly and provide a more reliable network. Specifically, Shanxi will be able to highlight exact locations of potential trouble spots on a power diagram for more efficient troubleshooting and maintenance. The new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) will also meet new functionalities required by the China State Grid Corporation.
“As utilities throughout the world upgrade to a smarter grid, more emphasis is being placed on maximizing the benefits of distributed management systems,” commented Telvent’s CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, adding that China is a very important market for the company.