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AREVA Delivers Latest IDMS Technology to Alabama Power

AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division has announced the completion of Phase One of Alabama Power (a subsidiary of Southern Co.) Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) project.

Following the close of the second phase – expected in 2010 – this Smarter Grid solution will be hosted in the Birmingham site of AREVA’s partner. The system’s user interface will be deployed throughout the state.

Located in the hurricane belt of the southern United States and serving 1.4 million customers, Alabama is subject to extreme weather events including tornadoes, tropical storms, and hurricanes. Consequently, consumers require the appropriate robust and scalable technology to safeguard their electricity supply. AREVA’s solution is based on their e-terra product range, e-terradistribution, e-terrascada and
e-terrabrowser.

The IDMS is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute to promote the smarter operation of the distribution grid for more efficient, reliable and environmentally-friendly grid operations.

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