Telvent Expands Smart Grid Leadership in U.S. Solar Industry

Abengoa selects Telvent technology for concentrated solar power plant

November 26, 2012 -- Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has been selected by Abengoa to provide the distributed control system (DCS) and solar field control system for its Mojave Solar Project, a concentrated solar power plant located near Barstow, Calif.   

Telvent solutions will provide Abengoa, a global technology solutions provider for the energy and environment sectors, with the most precise and adaptable tools to meet the unique needs of its concentrated solar power plant and parabolic troughs. The solar field control system will coordinate the plant mirrors’ movement in precise accordance with the sun’s angle. Concurrently, the system will manage communications between the controllers and the incoming field data. Giving Abengoa operators a user-friendly interface to review information from the field, the DCS will help streamline plant operations while maximizing efficiency and energy output. 

According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “For the last decade, Telvent has worked closely with Abengoa on all of its solar energy projects. Our adaptable solutions help them operate some of the cleanest and largest power plants in the world, providing them with support and security for critical infrastructure. We are proud to continue our partnership with them and expand our leadership in the solar sector.”  

Telvent was selected for the project because of its demonstrated expertise in solar power controls, quality engineering and the ability to support a large-scale project. The Mojave Solar Project will have the capacity to serve 54,000 homes when it comes online in 2014. 

About Telvent 

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.


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