Press Release: United Illuminating
United Illuminating Standardizes on Ventyx Network Manager SCADA Solution in Multi-Million Dollar Deal
Leading New England utility standardizes on Ventyx’s modern supervisory control and data acquisition platform to improve reliability and efficiency
Date : August 1, 2012
ATLANTA — Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced that The United Illuminating Company (UI), one of New England’s leading power utilities, has selected the Ventyx Network Manager™ SCADA solution to replace its legacy SCADA systems in a multi-million dollar deal. Standardizing on a single, modern and secure SCADA platform from Ventyx will enable UI to enhance its compliance, reduce operating costs and increase its reporting capabilities.
“Replacing our legacy control infrastructure with Ventyx’s modern SCADA deployment will make an important contribution to the future growth and strength of UI’s transmission and distribution network,” said Rich Reed, vice president, Engineering and Project Excellence, The United Illuminating Company. “After a comprehensive bidding process, Ventyx was selected not only for the capabilities of its products and breadth of its offerings, but also because Ventyx’s vision for the integration of operational and information technologies aligns perfectly with UI’s own vision for the future.”
Ventyx Network Manager SCADA will provide UI with a control center solution for secure and efficient energy system operation, combined with an energy information system for empowering decision makers with reliable process information. Ventyx remains uniquely capable of providing utilities with operations technology (OT), such as SCADA solutions, that integrate with information technology (IT) including Ventyx solutions for distribution and outage management, mobile workforce management and business intelligence.
In conjunction with Ventyx Network Manager SCADA, UI will also implement cyber-security software from Ventyx partner Industrial Defender for state-of-the-art protection against system security threats.
“Utilities are under enormous pressure to optimize the reliability, efficiency and safety of their networks. We are very pleased to be providing UI with a key enabler of meeting those goals,” said Chris Warrington, president of Ventyx in the Americas region. “UI’s selection of Ventyx underscores the value of our comprehensive solutions portfolio, which allows UI to address its current needs immediately and to extend its Ventyx deployment as those needs expand and evolve.”
The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a New Haven, Connecticut-based regional electric distribution company established in 1899. UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and related services to 325,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas.
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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