PECO selects Telvent smart grid solutions for grid optimization

Rockville, Md., July 11, 2011 PECO has selected Telvent smart grid solutions to upgrade its electrical network, reduce power losses and operational costs, and improve power quality and reliability.

PECO, a Pennsylvania-based electric and gas distribution company that provides energy to the greater Philadelphia area, will implement Telvent's advanced distribution management system to monitor and control its electric network using one integrated system.

With this system, the utility will have access to real-time information to control load management, fault analysis and network optimization. In addition, PECO will leverage Telvent's OASyS Dynamic Network of Applications SCADA system to immediately pinpoint potential trouble spots within the network, increasing customer satisfaction by addressing issues, such as service outages, more quickly and efficiently.

PECO selected Telvent's solutions because of their rich functionality and ability to grow with the company to meet future smart grid needs. As additional initiatives are implemented, Telvent's solutions will adapt to provide a detailed, integrated system that maximizes efficiencies and performance.

PECO is working to upgrade its metering technology for its 1.6 million electric customers during the next 10 years — 5 years earlier than required under Pennsylvania law, thanks to a $200 million stimulus grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

This project began in May 2011 and will be completed in 2013. PECO also employs Telvent's OASyS DNA SCADA solution to optimize operational efficiencies and cut costs for its gas distribution network.

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