Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation Selects Telvent to Provide Integrated Weather Solutions to Maximize Smart Grid Performance
Telvent will help Tennessee´s largest electric cooperative improve severe weather outage management and response
Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 23, 2012
Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) has chosen its industry-leading weather technology to help maximize the utility´s ability to respond to outages efficiently and cost-effectively. Combined with Telvent´s innovative Smart Grid Solutions technologies, location-specific weather data improves outage management by quickly identifying when and where to assemble crews for faster power restoration and improved customer satisfaction.
MTEMC, based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the state´s largest electric cooperative and the sixth largest in the United States. MTEMC began modernizing its outage management operations last year by replacing its manual system for identifying outages and dispatching crews with Telvent´s automated advanced outage management system, Responder. Because weather can have the single largest external impact on the power grid, MTEMC also selected Telvent´s proven weather technology to maximize Responder´s outage management capabilities. Independently-rated as the most accurate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year, Telvent´s weather forecasts along with real-time lightning strike data and storm track projections will be fully integrated into the Responder system, enabling supervisors not only to retrieve accurate weather and outage information simultaneously, but also to more accurately predict when and where outages may occur and dispatch crews in order to restore power more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
According to Telvent’s Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Integrating our industry-leading weather solutions into existing outage management solutions provides software essential to partners like MTEMC to help them achieve their goals of efficiently and effectively responding to outages and providing high quality service to their membership.”
MTEMC has used Telvent´s MxVision WeatherSentry solution since 2006. The seamless integration of real-time, location-specific weather data into Telvent´s advanced automated outage management system will allow MTEMC to further enhance its Smart Grid performance to efficiently meet the needs of its members´ expanding energy demands.
Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world´s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (http://www.telvent.com)
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group´s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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