SOURCE: Telvent

Telvent

Telvent

December 06, 2011 12:32 ET

Telvent Selected to Provide Australia's United Energy and Multinet Gas With Innovative Platform for Managing Electricity and Gas Distribution Networks

Telvent Enters Australian Smart Grid Market With Infrastructure Implementation in Melbourne, Expands Presence in Gas Market

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that United Energy (UE) and Multinet Gas (MG) have contracted Telvent to replace their current Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system with its innovative OASyS SCADA technology: a multi-utility single platform for managing their electricity and gas distribution networks serving nearly 1.3 million combined customers in Melbourne, Australia.

Telvent's flexible, open architecture OASyS SCADA system will allow for easy integration with the utilities' existing Distribution Management System and OSI PI Historian. By integrating data collection for both the electric and gas distribution networks into a single platform, UE and MG can use comprehensive, real-time data to improve daily operations and increase efficiencies. Additional benefits include fast historical data retrieval and support for multiple communication protocols that will lead to extended life of existing field devices. Telvent's proven technology not only will help UE and MG improve their current smart grid and gas distribution systems; it also has been dimensioned with capacity for future growth and ongoing network augmentation to meet their ongoing operational needs.

With this partnership, Telvent enters the smart grid market in Australia and expands its presence in the country's gas market. Telvent currently supplies its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to gas customers including the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBP), Epic Energy and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO.)

According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, "This is an exciting opportunity for Telvent, because it is a multi-utility management system for both gas and electric distribution networks. Additionally, we are eager to enter Australia's smart grid market."

UE is an electricity distribution business servicing approximately 630,000 customers in Melbourne's east and southeast metropolitan areas, including the Mornington Peninsula. MG is Melbourne's largest gas distribution business and services approximately 660,000 customers in the eastern suburbs.

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 centers & Networks, and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
http://www.schneider-electric.com/company

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