Telvent Outage Management System is deemed “smart grid ready” in the industry’s first interoperability testing by the Electrical Power Research Institute
July 15, 2010 — Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced today that its outage management system (OMS), Telvent OMS Responder®, passed the industry’s first smart grid interoperability test of the International Electrotechnical Commission/Common Information Model (IEC/CIM) 61968 standard, Part 9 profile for meter data interchange. Telvent is one of only two companies, including General Electric (GE), that achieved recognition by EPRI for its OMS solution. By passing the interoperabilty test, Telvent demonstrated the reliability of its smart grid solution by seemlessly integrating Telvent OMS Responder with other industry providers’ technology.
All Telvent smart grid technology offers standards-based interoperability aligned with government and industry priorities. This is key to the concept of a smart grid, which can only be achieved through the collaboration of multiple devices and software from many different providers. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is driving development of industry-wide IEC/CIM standards for the integration of smart grid systems and technology components.
“As an international leader in the energy industry, Telvent provides utilities across the globe with smart grid solutions that can complement and improve their current technology and information systems,” said Ignacio González, Telvent CEO. “As the world moves closer to a smart grid, Telvent recognizes the importance of industry-wide standards and is honored to be one of only two companies to earn this recognition for our OMS solution.”
Telvent has developed and deployed advanced information management systems for the energy industry for nearly 50 years. Today, more than 500 utilities worldwide rely on Telvent technology and solutions, including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) projects for Vattenfall ( Sweden ), Fortum ( Finland ) and SCADA, DMS, GIS and OMS projects for Consumers Energy ( United States ), Progress Energy ( United States ), Distribution Grids of Elektra ( Panama ), Emcali ( Colombia ), Saesa ( Chile ) and CNFL ( Costa Rica ).
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States , and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto , Calif. ; Charlotte , N.C. ; Knoxville , Tenn. ; and Lenox , Mass.
Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider that improves the efficiency and reliability of the world’s premier organizations. The company serves markets critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agriculture, and environmental sectors. ( www.telvent.com)
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