Atlanta, May 7, 2012 — Ventyx, an ABB company, signed deals with two Latin American power companies to provide energy management equipment.
The new contracts, with CDEC-SIC in Chile and UTE in Uruguay, highlight the growing momentum behind the company's robust software solutions in this expanding market.
At each utility company, Ventyx will provide a complete control center solution for the secure, efficient and reliable management of their electric networks using the Ventyx Network Manager SCADA/Energy Management System solution.
In Chile, the solution will be implemented at CDEC-SIC, an independent system operator responsible for coordinating the operation of the electrical system that covers 92 percent of the population of Chile, and whose coverage extends more than 2,000 kilometers across the southern and central regions of the country.
In Uruguay, long-standing customer UTE will upgrade its previous SCADA/EMS system to Ventyx Network Manager, including the adoption of Ventyx's advanced applications focused on high-voltage network operations.
The new Network Manager system will also carry out automatic generation control, to achieve adequate regulation of interconnected power sources, including the inherent variations that will come from wind-generation systems slated for installation in the upcoming years.
Because UTE is a state-owned company, responsible for generation dispatch and transmission grid operation, it is also required to meet power demands with optimal reliability, quality and cost, while protecting against potential cyber-security risks.