TRC Companies Inc. won a $2.5 million contract by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. to design, procure and build a broadband communications network that will improve the reliability of electric service in a test area within their Mid-Hudson service territory.
The project will provide connectivity for a new distribution automation system and include the evaluation of wide area network (WAN) technology.
The project will help prepare Central Hudson's energy networks for the application of new technologies to upgrade substations and improve utility operations.
During the project, TRC will perform permitting, engineering and construction, as well as data networking system design to provide security and redundancy of data. TRC will manage the purchase and installation of equipment throughout. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2015.