GE Energy has signed a contract with KeySpan Corporation of Long Island, New York, for installation of an ENMAC supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system on the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) distribution system. KeySpan has a contract with LIPA to operate its transmission and distribution system.
ENMAC is a fully integrated distribution management solution that provides information tools to utility control room staff and management, enabling them to manage the real-time operation of their distribution networks. This is GE’s first ENMAC application in North America, building on many years as a distribution management system in the United Kingdom, with a customer base that extends to mainland Europe, Africa and Australia.
LIPA will use ENMAC as a central master system to combine its four district SCADA systems into one. The project will use ENMAC’s standard interface to the OSIsoft PI system to provide a real-time data feed into the data historian.
By integrating advanced SCADA and network management applications, ENMAC gives users the ability to substantially improve operational efficiency, providing the potential to consolidate existing control centers or enabling dispersed control facilities to share data and leverage a common support infrastructure. Through its integrated outage management and SCADA software and the ability to link to other corporate systems such as customer information systems, call centers or GIS (like Smallworld Core Spatial Technology), ENMAC can provide an enterprise-wide solution for operational staff and asset management.