PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global®, Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company, announced today its next generation Connected Energy® Substation Automation solution designed to enable substations as an intelligent hub within the broader smart grid. BPLG's solution delivers improved grid reliability and asset management as well as reduced maintenance costs through the integration of data from discrete substation systems and visualization for management and control of substation assets.
Substations are evolving to contain more intelligent electronic devices (IED's) performing operational, protection and monitoring functions. BPLG's Substation Automation consolidates the significant amount of data from these IED's and provides grid operators a real-time view of substation status and operation as well as facilitating better management and control over substation assets. The challenges created by the growing number of IED's include multi-vendor compatibility issues and disparate communications protocols. BPLG's system meets these challenges through a modular, distributed processing architecture integrating multi-vendor devices combined with one of the broadest IED communications protocol libraries in the industry.
"Our deep understanding of complex protective schemes and, utility-specific SCADA requirements enables effective automation and management of substations as a center of intelligence within the grid," said Dermot O'Leary, EVP and GM of Substation Solutions for BPLG. "The substation is key to managing the growing complexity of distributed energy resources in the distribution grid and the connectivity of our distribution grid solutions with our substation automation offers unique value to utilities as they execute their intelligent grid roadmaps."
BPLG's Substation Automation solution provides an integrated communications environment, collecting data from various substation IEDs in real time, processing the data and offering visualization, management and control of substation assets through the system's Human-Machine Interface (HMI). The substation data and visualization can be leveraged throughout the utility organization including grid operations, engineering, maintenance, planning and billing, improving the ROI of the automation investment. Further benefits include expanded access to a broader range of operational information that can speed management decision-making as well as preventive or remedial action needed to minimize outages and extend asset life.
Substation Automation is part of the Connected Energy® suite of smart grid solutions including Transformer Monitoring, Demand Management, Grid Management and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Management. BPLG solutions collaborate across the grid on a common platform providing a higher return on investment in advanced distribution automation.
For more information on the Connected Energy® Substation Automation solution, please contact BPL Global – call 888-225-2508, e-mail [email protected].
About BPL Global BPL Global® (BPLG) provides electric utilities with a suite of smart grid solutions for advanced distribution automation from substations through customer premises. Our solutions collaborate across the grid, helping utilities increase efficiency and reliability to improve their financial, operational and environmental performance. BPLG combines our experience in applying smart grid solutions with our market-leading technology to successfully serve leading utilities around the world. www.bplglobal.net