Advanced distribution management system will enhance smart grid capabilities on New Zealand’s north island
October 22, 2012 – Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it will provide New Zealand’s Unison Networks Limited with its first-class advanced distribution management system (advanced DMS) to support the utility’s increasing investment in smart infrastructure.
Unison will use Telvent technology to replace many of its existing systems, combining energy management into a single integrated platform. This advanced system will include SCADA, distribution management and outage management functionalities, and will provide the core technology for Unison to modernize its electric grid now and in the future.
With Telvent’s solutions, Unison will have the ability to optimize its smart grid capabilities through the analysis of real-time data and self-healing automation. The integrated system and unified data analytics will provide valuable time and cost savings, negating inefficiencies of having to perform operations on multiple platforms. Additionally, with just one system to maintain and monitor instead of four, Unison can provide greater network reliability to its customers.
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’s advanced DMS technology recently received a “strong positive” rating, the highest possible, from Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, in its March 2012 report “MarketScope for Advanced Distribution Management Systems.” The Telvent solution is deployed in more than 26 countries around the world and serves 68 million utility customers.
Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. ( www.telvent.com)
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider‑electric.com
Unison Networks Limited owns, designs, manages and operates the electricity network that serves the Hawke’s Bay, Taupo and Rotorua regions in New Zealand. The network spans over 9,000km and supplies over 108,000 connected customers, making Unison one of the larger electricity distribution businesses in New Zealand.
Unison has been serving the community and providing a service in this industry sector for over 80 years, and is recognised in New Zealand as leading the industry with its Smart Grid strategy. ( www.unison.co.nz).
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