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Community Electric Cooperative Installs New SCADA System

Survalent Technology has installed a new SCADA system for Community Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Windsor, Virginia.

Community Electric Cooperative had an objective to modernize its system by integrating monitoring and control of its distributed generators, as well as providing load data to its generation and transmission provider Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. Community maintains over 1,577 miles of distribution line and serves approximately 10,800 residential and commercial accounts in the rural parts of the City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties, along with portions of Sussex and Surry Counties.

The solution for Community was to install Survalent’s SmartSCADA system. The new system will allow Community to monitor and control its distributed generators, and provide load data to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative with Survalent’s Inter-Control Center Communication Protocol (ICCP/IEC 60870-6/TASE.2). The new system also included Survalent’s MultiSpeak interface to allow interoperability between other utility systems.

“Interoperability between utility systems is a basic, yet important foundation for Smart Grid,” said William Rambo, VP of Business and Product Development, Survalent Technology. “Combining what was once ‘islanded’ data, providing graphical tools to visualize and act in real-time, enables utilities to be more efficient, saving money for operations and their customers.”

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