S&C Electric, Oracle to develop interoperable smart grid systems

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Tags: energy management

S&C Electric Company on March 24 announced that it is working with Oracle to develop and promote advanced distribution management systems for the smart grid. Designed to achieve interoperability between Oracle Utilities Network Management System and S&C's IntelliTEAM SG Automatic Restoration System, the resulting integration will support utilities' smart grid build-outs. S&C and Oracle are demonstrating integrated solutions this week at DistribuTECH in Tampa, Fla.

"Today's emerging smart grid deployments require that technologies work together to ensure efficient and reliable delivery of power," said Witold Bik, vice president of S&C's Automation Systems Division. "We are excited to offer to our customers seamlessly integrated smart grid solutions that align S&C's distributed, time-critical feeder reconfiguration systems with Oracle's industry-leading network and asset management solutions."

S&C's teaming with Oracle is a significant step in the practical implementation of a fully interoperable, unified smart grid power delivery system. This effort will help expand the benefits of S&C's industry-leading IntelliTEAM II, which has hundreds of installations worldwide, as well as the newly released S&C IntelliTEAM SG. The third generation of S&C's self-healing, scalable, distributed intelligence-based fault isolation and reconfiguration system, IntelliTEAM SG offers the fastest restoration solution on the market.

"By combining our unique strengths, Oracle Utilities and S&C are taking an important step forward in meeting utilities' smart grid challenges," said Bradley Williams, vice president, product strategy, Oracle Utilities. "Based on a common data model and easily integrated with Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management and Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing, this integrated solution will provide utilities with a wealth of information that helps improve network performance and customer satisfaction. Working together, we plan to provide safe, secure and reliable smart grid management systems, and help utilities manage the exponential growth of data."

S&C's expertise in smart grid distribution automation solutions complements Oracle Utilities' proven industry experience and mission-critical software applications, including Oracle Utilities Network Management System, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management and Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management. The Oracle system helps utilities efficiently distribute power, improve network reliability and reduce outage durations. S&C Electric Company is a Gold member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About S&C Electric Company
S&C, headquartered in Chicago, is applying its heritage of innovation to address challenges facing the world's power grids and thus shaping the future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid. 


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