Transmission and Distribution: UISOL and AREVA Announce Smarter Grids Alliance
June 17, 2009
June 17, 2009
Utility Integration Solutions (UISOL), the utility industry’s business integration specialist, and AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division have formed a strategic global alliance working closely on developing and marketing Smarter Grids technology for utilities. This collaboration is based on their vision of a more flexible, responsive and resilient electric system – the ‘Smarter Grid’.
AREVA’s expertise in SCADA and its energy, distribution and market management solutions is complemented by UISOL’s knowledge of utility’s business processes, applications and interoperability standards. This alliance will enable the companies to analyze customers’ Smarter Grids needs, and then design and build tailor-made solutions.
The two companies will work together on optimizing distribution throughout the grid and developing ‘demand response1’ solutions.
“AREVA and UISOL have both pioneered key transformations for energy customers. AREVA’s thirty-year history means today we have several platforms which support Smarter Grids, and UISOL are renowned experts in large scale integrations,” commented Jean-Michel Cornille, Executive Vice President, AREVA T&D Automation. “Thanks to this alliance, utilities can now more effectively implement innovative technologies. We expect to see acceleration in the success of utility-specific Smarter Grid programs industry-wide.”