Partnership to develop interoperable smart grid systems


Chicago, IL and Redwood Shores, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — March 25, 2010 – A partnership has been entered into between S&C Electric Company and Oracle to develop and promote advanced distribution management systems for the smart grid.

Designed to achieve interoperability between Oracle Utilities’ Network Management System and S&C’s IntelliTEAM SG® Automatic Restoration System, the resulting integration will support utilities’ smart grid build-outs.

“Today’s emerging smart grid deployments require that technologies work together to ensure efficient and reliable delivery of power,” said Witold Bik, vice president of S&C’s Automation Systems Division. “We are excited to offer to our customers seamlessly integrated smart grid solutions that align S&C’s distributed, time critical feeder reconfiguration systems with Oracle’s network and asset management solutions.”

S&C’s teaming with Oracle is a significant step in the practical implementation of a fully interoperable, unified smart grid power delivery system. This effort will help expand the benefits of S&C’s IntelliTEAM II, which has hundreds of installations worldwide, as well as the newly released 3rd generation of S&C’s self healing, scalable, distributed intelligence-based fault isolation and reconfiguration system, IntelliTEAM SG.

“By combining our unique strengths, Oracle Utilities and S&C are taking an important step forward in meeting utilities’ smart grid challenges,” said Bradley Williams, vice president, Product Strategy at Oracle Utilities. “Based on a common data model and easily integrated with Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management and Customer Care and Billing, this integrated solution will provide utilities with a wealth of information that helps improve network performance and customer satisfaction.”