SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&C Electric Company and Alstom Grid, global smart grid leaders, today announce an integrated solution combining S&C's IntelliTeam® SG Automatic Restoration System and Alstom Grid's e-terradistribution™ Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS). This new solution is the outcome of joint research and development to support smart distribution through layered intelligence.
The integrated solution combines rapid, real-time response to system conditions using S&C's distributed intelligence technology with regional area control from Alstom's enterprise-level applications. It enables control room operators to access complete field data from S&C's IntelliTeam SG through Alstom's IDMS. The integrated approach also offers a single user interface for enhanced situational awareness to support the growing influx of data as smart grid deployments continue to expand.
"Smart grid technologies can capture a wealth of data from the grid, but utilities face a challenge in making access to this data practical. By streamlining data access and providing real-time control actions, this integrated solution gives control room operators enhanced situational awareness and empowers them to take the appropriate actions to improve grid reliability and efficiency," said Karim El Naggar, Vice President, Network Management Solutions, Alstom Grid.
"Layered intelligence solutions offer the optimal approach for smart grids by combining rapid, real-time response to system conditions with enterprise-level applications that support system planning, operation, and optimization," says Mike Edmonds, S&C Vice President—Strategic Solutions. "The integrated system from S&C and Alstom Grid marks another step toward realizing a smarter distribution grid through layered intelligence."
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,700 people in 100 countries and had sales of euro 20.9 billion in 2010/11.
Alstom Grid has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers' projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than euro 4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.
About S&C Electric Company
S&C, with global headquarters in Chicago, USA, is applying its heritage of innovation to address challenges facing the world's power grids and is thus shaping the future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid. Additional information about S&C is available at www.sandc.com.
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