MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by Pacific Gas & Electric Company, to develop, install & commission Distribution Management Systems (DMS) for its electricity distribution network. The new DMS systems will control California's electricity distribution network for Northern and Central California using SNC-Lavalin's GENe systems. They will be installed and operated from regional distribution centres in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and in Northern and Central California.
SNC-Lavalin will provide project management and maintenance services, as well as engineering, testing, installation, commissioning and training for the DMS systems, which are part of its GENe line of energy control products. Work on the project is underway, and the new DMS systems will be operational by the first quarter of 2009.
"We are pleased to be working with Pacific Gas & Electric Company on this project; it is one of the most important utilities in the United States," said Joe Salim, Vice-President and General Manager of SNC-Lavalin's Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Montreal Operations. "The DMS systems will be integrated with Pacific Gas & Electric Company's existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, and its geographical information and outage management systems."
SNC-Lavalin's GENe DMS product provides utilities with a comprehensive suite of applications and tools for the efficient, reliable and cost-effective management of electricity distribution networks. DMS applications are designed to be fully integrated and to upgrade existing electricity distribution management systems.
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