Telvent to provide weather, smart grid solutions to predict electrical load

The system helps operators accurately predict electrical load and make real-time dynamic adjustments, resulting in the optimization of the existing grid

February 8, 2012 — Progress Energy has chosen Telvent smart grid technologies in combination with Telvent weather forecasts in order to dynamically and more accurately predict load for its distribution system and optimize its energy efficiency programs.

Progress Energy, which serves about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida, is implementing Telvent's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition/Distribution Management System (SCADA/DMS) as part of its EnergyWise smart grid initiative.

The system helps operators accurately predict electrical load and make real-time dynamic adjustments, resulting in the optimization of the existing grid.

Because weather accounts for up to 90 percent of load forecasting demand variation, the SCADA/DMS system requires comprehensive historical and precision-forecasted weather data in order to achieve maximum efficiency on the grid. SCADA/DMS system.

Progress Energy has used Telvent's SCADA system for the last 13 years, partnering with Telvent again in 2009 to upgrade the SCADA and then implement DMS. Combining the SCADA/DMS system with Telvent's historical, real-time, and forecast weather intelligence will help Progress Energy to more accurately predict loads, leading to a more reliable and efficient smart grid.

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