ABB unit to provide control centers to South American utilities

Ventyx, an ABB (NYSE: ABB) company, signed multimillion-dollar deals with CDEC-SIC in Chile and UTE in Uruguay.

At each utility, Ventyx will provide a complete control center solution for the management of their electric networks using the Ventyx Network Manager SCADA/Energy Management System (EMS) solution.

Ventyx Network Manager SCADA/EMS, which is a key component of the company's solution for powering smart grids, enables power utilities to optimally control and manage complex energy systems, while reducing operation costs and ensuring required levels of cyber security.

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.

In Uruguay, 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 in order to achieve adequate regulation of interconnected power sources, including the inherent variations that will come from wind generation that may be installed in the upcoming years.

Ventyx recently established a regional delivery center in Brazil for Network Control projects in South America.

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