Press Release: Elektro-Slovenija (ELES)
Ventyx Secures $4.8 Million Contract with Slovenian Power Transmission Company
Elektro-Slovenija (ELES) adopts Ventyx Network Manager SCADA/EMS software to further increase operational security and reliability
Date : June 12, 2012
ATLANTA — Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced a new contract with Slovenian transmission system operator Elektro-Slovenija, d.o.o. (ELES) to implement a new national control center in Slovenia using the Ventyx Network Manager™ SCADA/EMS solution. Product licensing and implementation for the project is valued at $4.8 million.
The new system will facilitate cross-border power trades throughout the Central Southeast European region, helping ELES to meet the latest directives from the European Union, as well as rules from the European Networks of Transmission System Operators (TSOs) for Electricity (ENTSO-E).
“The Ventyx system is a strategic technology upgrade that will improve critical functionality we need to further increase our operational security as well as the reliability of the power transmission network within Slovenia,” said ELES CEO, Mr. Milan Jevšenak, M.Sc. “Ventyx demonstrated it understands the tremendous changes TSOs are undergoing due to evolving EU requirements to strengthen the transmission grid. Furthermore, the company clearly showed how the Ventyx EMS solution would help us maintain compliance in the most efficient way.”
“We are proud to add ELES to our growing customer base in Europe,” said Richard Jones, senior vice president sales, Europe and Middle East, Ventyx. “As part of the ABB Group, with its extensive power portfolio, we are playing a significant role in helping European transmission systems to become more stable and less susceptible to major power outages.”
The new Ventyx system is expected to go live at the end of 2013.
Network Manager SCADA/EMS is an advanced control center solution that helps electric power transmission companies manage complex energy system processes and reduce operating costs, while ensuring the required levels of cyber security. Network Manager SCADA/EMS facilitates an efficient, secure and reliable grid operation, not only for managing today’s power networks but also for tomorrow’s smart grids, with rapidly expanding sources of renewable energy.
Elektro-Slovenija, d.o.o. (ELES) is the state-owned electricity transmission company of Slovenia. The company was founded in 1991 by the government of Slovenia. It is the sole power transmission system operator in the country.
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see www.ventyx.com.
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