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NS Power selects Schneider Electric for integrated smart grid solution


October 18, 2013 – EBMag has learned that, a few weeks ago, Schneider Electric was selected by Nova Scotia Power to implement an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) -based outage management system (OMS) as an integrated smart grid solution. with the aim of improving operational efficiencies and outage management response and restoration.

“This project represents a new trend in the smart grid industry—the integration of OMS as a seamless application of smart grid solutions to improve operational efficiencies and safety,” said Laurent Vernerey, executive vice-president of Schneider Electric’s End User Business.

Currently in the implementation phase, the project is expected to position NS Power’s vision “to meet the challenges of increasing consumer demands for sustainable, reliable energy as well as positioning the utility for future advanced smart grid operations”.

The new solution utilizes the utility’s existing investment in Schneider Electric’s GIS technology and promises seamless, embedded OMS and DMS technologies. Using integrated voice response, work order management and crew dispatch capabilities, NS Power is expected to be able to better monitor, analyze and manage its network of nearly 500,000 customers for rapid response to power outages.