January 26, 2016 15:00 ET

PcVue to Showcase Solar PV Farm SCADA Application at DistribuTECH 2016

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) - PcVue, Inc., the North American affiliate of ARC Informatique and HMI/SCADA software automation solution provider, will demonstrate DNP3 communicating to PcVue's sophisticated Solar PV Farm SCADA application at the DNP3 booth #1223 at DistribuTECH 2016.

Based on IEC 870-5, DNP3 communicates well within the entire PcVue SCADA environment, including RTU to IED communications, master to remote communications, and even peer-to-peer instances and network applications. To harness the power quality of solar farms, the common-point power factor of multiple photovoltaic (PV) inverters can benefit from a reliable SCADA System like PcVue for optimal cost effectiveness because it is scaleable, easy to configure, and fully automates local and remote operations. 

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to participate in DistribuTECH this year and show the DNP3 communicating seamlessly to PcVue's solar PV farm SCADA application. The DNP3 protocol, which has been mapped to the SunSpec standard, is typically the preferred method for most utilities in North America to send curtailment commands or changes to the power factor to Solar PV Farms that are tied to the Grid," said Edward Nugent, COO at PcVue.

PcVue is one of the only SCADAs available today on the market that can offer vendor independence, reliable products at optimized costs and the ability for end users to leverage decades of knowledge and expertise of smart distributed energy resources and distribution management systems. 

For applications of solar electric photovoltaic systems, the deployment of a PcVue SCADA can be instrumental in determining consistently how much energy the system can produce according to location, orientation and plant conversion efficiency. The SCADA can monitor performance and account for the amount of energy produced in real time. This is often considered critical when the Solar PV Farms are tied to the Grid.

PcVue is dedicated to delivering advanced SCADA solutions for energy applications and continues to be an active member of BACNet New England Users Group, the DNP3 Users Group, the SMART Grid Interoperability Forum, IEEE and the International Society for Automation.

About PcVue, Inc.

PcVue is a provider of advanced HMI/SCADA software solutions. For more than 30 years, ARC Informatique and its affiliate PcVue Inc. have been developing, marketing and supporting innovative component-based solutions used by VAR's, OEM's and System Integrators for automation of buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, transportation, oil & gas and water & wastewater management. Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts and backed by ARC Informatique's global reach, PcVue Solutions are used by Fortune 500 and multinational corporations around the world.

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