Alstom Grid and S&C Electric Co. have announced their alliance to jointly develop smart grid solutions that demonstrate enhanced interoperability and next generation real-time self-healing networks between the Alstom Grid's e-terradistribution Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) and S&C’s IntelliTEAM SG Automatic Restoration System.
“As smart grid deployments increase in scale and complexity, tight integration of real-time operations, asset data and device configuration at the system level becomes increasingly more important,” said Witold Bik, S&C’s vice president of the Automation Systems Division. “Combining these two systems will yield real-time solutions that are second to none.”
Scalability and effective data management are essential to the implementation of smart grid deployments. A fully integrated system dramatically improves the ease of managing large-scale installations and significantly enhances distribution grid reliability and efficiency while minimizing the duration of customer outages. The solution will also enable seamless integration of distributed energy resources (wind, solar, electrical vehicle charging, and energy storage) across the distribution grid.