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NGCP Optimizes Smart Grid with Schneider Electric

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 4/5/2017, Location: Asia

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) expanded its enterprise data management solution, Wonderware eDNA, to optimize grid operations. Schneider Electric enables NGCP to bridge the gap between operational and information technologies (IT/OT) to enhance real-time visibility into operations for improved efficiency.

NGCP is responsible for delivering safe and reliable power to customers in the Philippines over more than 21,000 circuit kilometers of transmission lines. Cost, resource and energy optimization pressure drove NGCP to invest further in their Schneider Electric solution – turning disparate data into actionable intelligence. Wonderware eDNA consolidates data from control, monitoring and business systems in a fully redundant server architecture, protecting the company’s data in the event of an unexpected shutdown. Control center operators can access high-fidelity, real-time data to improve decision support while aligning with a strategic initiative to upgrade, expand and strengthen transmission operations.

“Wonderware offers enhanced visibility into our operations by consolidating data from SCADA systems from across Philippine archipelago,” said Ronald A. Pascasio, SCADA Head of Luzon System Operations, “Using Wonderware eDNA we know our data is dependable and accurate, so we can provide precise system analysis/studies especially during occurrence of significant incidents; improve and modernize our grid operations; and prepare our transition to the smart grid.”

As part of Schneider Electric’s comprehensive, open-ended Enterprise APM platform, eDNA provides enterprise-level decision support through data collection, storage, reporting and analysis. Advantages include “closing the loop” between systems to increase the collaboration of people, processes and assets for operational efficiency.

“The average modern plant has tens of thousands of sensor data elements, and organizations need the proper context to take advantage of that information,” said Rob McGreevy, Vice President of Information, Asset Management and Operations for Schneider Electric. “Wonderware provides real-time access to critical data in the right format at the right time, making it a critical building block for organizations seeking to leverage the IIoT to maximize operational and asset performance.”

NGCP began their Schneider Electric software deployment in 2007 with an eDNA implementation at their Visayas control center and then expanded to facilities in Luzon and Mindanao control centers in 2012. Schneider Electric was the lead contractor throughout the project. Going forward, NGCP plans to continually expand and upgrade their data management infrastructure with Wonderware eDNA.

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