PECO has selected a new smart grid solution to upgrade its electrical network, reduce power losses and operational costs, and improve power quality and reliability.
PECO, a Pennsylvania-based electric and gas distribution company that provides energy to the greater Philadelphia area, will implement Telvent’s advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to monitor and control its electric network using one integrated system. With this system, the utility will have access to real-time information to control load management, fault analysis and network optimization. In addition, PECO will leverage Telvent’s OASyS Dynamic Network of Applications (DNA) supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to immediately pinpoint potential trouble spots within the network, increasing customer satisfaction by addressing issues, such as service outages, more quickly and efficiently.
PECO is working to upgrade its metering technology for its 1.6 million electric customers during the next 10 years -- five years earlier than required under Pennsylvania law, thanks to a $200 million stimulus grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
This project began in May 2011 and will be completed in 2013. PECO also employs Telvent’s OASyS DNA SCADA solution to optimize operational efficiencies and cut costs for its gas distribution network.