US cooperative utility Pioneer Electric announced its partnership with ADMS provider Survalent to apply SCADA technology to its network.In a press statement, the utility providing power to over 16,500 members in Ohio said it began installing Survalent’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisation System (SCADA).
The development is part of the utility’s effort to modernise its network as well as optimise its operations and revenue collection.
Commenting on launch of the project, Lynn Maniaci, Manager of Technical Services at Pioneer Electric said: "The software has been great to work with as we have created basic displays and started master to remote checkouts."
The “technology provides flexibility in design, notation, and annunciation. Pioneer Electric is looking forward to completing its full scale implementation," added Maniaci.
Survalent claims its technology comprising of a Smart VU graphical user interface is dual redundant, and will therefore add resilience to the utility’s operations and energy distribution resulting in increased grid reliability and customer satisfaction.
Survalent in the US
In late February, US power utility Franklin Public Utility District (FPUD) also announced that it entered into a contract with Survalent.
[quote] In a press statement, FPUD said the agreement led to a successful deployment of the 'Survalent ONE SCADA system' in utility’s grid consisting of 25,000 consumers.
FPUD said it believes the deployed SCADA system will improve flexibility in the utility’s operations and energy distribution for increased grid reliability and customer satisfaction.
The system will help managers to monitor SCADA information for improved and secure internal communications as well as allow FPUD access to operator summaries, substation line diagrams, alarms, and distribution network maps via the SurvCentral application.
Edward Kobeszka, regional sales VP for the Western US said: “Franklin PUD can quickly leverage the new Survalent ONE functionality with SmartVU to gain significant and early value.”
Previously, FPUD utilised a system integrated within the Benton PUD Survalent SCADA system.
Kobeszka added: “Franklin recognised the need to own and operate their system on a single platform for advanced functionality and will be able to grow with the system adding features and functionality as needed.”