Advanced Control Systems (ACS) has delivered 25 Connex 30 substation controllers to the Jordanian Electric Power Co. (JEPCO) in Amman, Jordan. The purchase of the units, which comply with the new substation integration standard IEC-61850, advances a smart grid effort that began in 2000 with the implementation of a PRISM Distribution Management System from ACS that included 35 substation controllers replacing legacy RTUs.
In January 2008, ACS delivered to JEPCO 500 new, advanced NTX-10 switch controllers. These pole-mounted units equipped with analog input modules are capable of performing fault calculations on the network and communicating them to the master station to enable automated Fault Detection, Isolation and Restoration (FDIR). The NTX-10s with D 060 analog input modules are part of plans by JEPCO to eventually utilize some 6000 such units on the network.
ACS' research and development team in Atlanta worked with parent company EFACEC's Portuguese R&D arm to develop the new D 060 intelligent analog input module in a first collaboration.