Hungarian power distribution companies select distribution management technology


Manuel Sanchez,
Chairman & CEO,
Madrid, Spain — (METERING.COM) — March 4, 2010 – Hungarian power distribution companies EMASZ Halozati Kft Miskolc and ELMU Halozati Kft Budapest have selected IT solution provider Telvent’s distribution management system (DMS) components for an advanced network control system.

This new network control system, which will be supplied by Hungarian automation engineering company PROLAN, supported by Telvent, will serve nearly half of Hungary’s electric consumers.

EMASZ’s electric distribution operation is headquartered in Miskolc and serves areas in northeast Hungary. ELMU’s service area covers Budapest and surrounding regions. Their ability to leverage PROLAN and Telvent’s integrated, scalable solution will enable EMASZ and ELMU to efficiently plan, design, and operate a reliable and efficient smart electric grid to better serve more than 1.5 million customers.

EMASZ and ELMU will implement advanced Telvent EMS and DMS network applications and functionalities to help coordinate all network facilities. EMASZ and ELMU will improve operation performances and the quality of power supply with the new solution.  

“The  selection  of  the  Telvent  solution  by  EMASZ  and  ELMU is a very significant  win  for us,” stated Manuel Sanchez, Telvent chairman and CEO. “It keenly exemplifies our goal to help utilities implement strategies to provide reliable electrical energy supply in the most efficient way.”

The EMASZ system is expected to be implemented in two years, with the ELMU system to follow. The project agreement, contracted in September 2009, also calls for integrating Telvent DMS with existing IT systems, including GIS, workforce management system, SAP modules, and external business systems.