Telvent GIT, S.A., a real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, recently announced that its advanced distribution management system (advanced DMS) has been selected by New Zealand’s Unison (News - Alert) Networks Limited.
According to the officials from Unison, the new solution will help the company combine energy management into a single integrated platform that will include SCADA, distribution management and outage management functionalities, providing the company with core technology to modernize its electric grid.
The advanced DMS is the tool that enables the power system engineer and dispatcher to effectively and efficiently engineer, plan and operate the distribution network. It analyzes unbalanced and dynamically changing distribution networks in real-time, while providing a study capability for both backward and forward review to identify options to improve network reliability while lowering electricity costs. The advanced DMS is the critical tool for management of the distribution network, and enables the acquisition of many of the benefits utilities and consumers expect from their smart grid investments.
According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “We are pleased to embark on smart grid development in New Zealand. Telvent continues to be a leader in systems integration and preparing the electric industry for a modern distribution grid.”
Telvent recently announced that Entegrus Powerlines has selected Telvent's Conductor - Meter Data Management(TM) (MDM) solution to serve as the central repository for all operational data in the company's electrical distribution network. This is the inaugural production implementation of Telvent's Conductor MDM system. Conductor MDM provides Entegrus with a robust data storage, management and analysis solution to compliment its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). It will help strengthen the company's smart grid operations by improving key business processes such as meter data validation, estimation and editing, providing the most accurate information to support better billing and reporting practices, as well as a shorter meter-to-cash cycle.
Edited by Rich Steeves