French Distribution Service Operators SRD and GÉRÉDIS Deux-Sèvres awarded Efacec the modernization of the command centers responsible for managing the electrical distribution network in the departments of Vienne and Deux-Sèvres, in the region of New Aquitaine.
The technology designed by Efacec will allow the management and control of the entire medium and low voltage distribution network, which includes about 300,000 customers, 60 primary substations and 18,000 secondary substations, 100 producers in medium voltage and 8,000 producers in low voltage.
The supply of two ADMS systems (Advanced Distribution Management System) is an important achievement for Efacec in a strategic market such as France, in which Efacec is committed to strengthening its presence in the field of advanced network operations and infrastructure management.
SRD and GÉRÉDIS are both local distribution company responsible for electric distribution networks respectively in the departments of Vienne and Deux-Sèvres, ensuring the operation, maintenance, development and modernization of the networks
SRD manages 12,000 kilometers of network, around 150,000 delivery points to 250,000 inhabitants. SRD is focused on the constant optimization of the network, the investment in the energy transition and in supporting the implementation of renewable energies.
GÉRÉDIS ensures perfect operation of a network of a 14,000 kilometers in the department of Deux-Sèvres constantly improving quality electric power supply to its customers. GÉRÉDIS promotes technology and innovation while actively taking part in the energy transition on its network.
Focused on the development of the service and on benefiting from the advances brought by digital technologies to face the challenges related to renewable energies and smart grids, GÉRÉDIS and SRD decided in 2019 to renew their SCADA tool, a remote-control system used for control and management of electrical distribution networks, with the ability to remotely monitor and operate geographically dispersed equipment.
The implementation of these command and control centers is based on the ScateX platform from Efacec, a software that results from more than 30 years of experience in the area of automation of electrical networks, culminating in a flexible product easily adaptable to the needs of each customer and marketed with different configurations in a turnkey model.
With a modern cybersecurity-oriented architecture, in the configuration directed to electric power distribution networks, Scatex ADMS combines in a single platform functionalities of real-time operation, analytics based on advanced electrical calculation algorithms and management of incidents and planned tasks. This platform provides a unique user experience, allowing the conduction of the electric network, with maximum security and high return on investment.