Huadian and OTI Join Forces to Offer an Intelligent Substation Automation Solution

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This strategic partnership between OTI and Huadian provides customers with one-stop shopping for high-end switchgear systems with intelligent capabilities at lower costs.

Xiamen Huadian Switchgear Co., Ltd. (Huadian) and Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) have announced a strategic partnership that allows the two organizations to offer switchgear equipment controlled by ETAP Real-Time, a suite of software solutions that continuously monitors, controls, automates, and optimizes an electrical power system.

This move will unite the two leaders of their respective fields. The robustness, ease of operation and maintenance, and precision of Huadian substation hardware together with the intelligence and user-friendliness of ETAP will bring substation automation to a new level far ahead of any other product on the market. As a result of this partnership, electric power system operators will have access to a unique product that is equipped with intelligence, has a knowledge base that is tailored to each installation, and provides real-time operating conditions of the components in the substation. When networked with other intelligent substations, the system automation can be easily expanded to cover the entire power system.

Under the strategic partnership, Huadian will make ETAP Real-Time a standard product in its AMS iSub product platforms. The joining of these products provides system operators with a substation with its own intelligence that can easily be trained to perform simple or complex tasks as required by management, engineers, and operators at the substation level. When networked together with the ETAP Enterprise Solution, customers can manage the system at the substation level, as well as the network level. This includes real-time monitoring, simulation, playback, automation, optimization, intelligent load shedding, and reporting of power flows, voltages, and energy consumption.

"This strategic partnership is a great advantage for switchgear customers worldwide," said Charles Sher, Huadian President and CEO. "I strongly believe that the partnership between OTI and Huadian will create an exciting, high level of cutting-edge power distribution system solution for ETAP and Huadian customers worldwide."

"This strategic partnership between OTI and Huadian provides customers with one-stop shopping for high-end switchgear systems with intelligent capabilities at lower costs," said Farrokh Shokooh, OTI President and CEO. "In addition, the pre-integration and pre-packaging of AMS iSub with ETAP provides a proven solution that reduces man-hours during project design, procurement, construction, and installation."

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About Huadian

Xiamen Huadian Switchgear is a fast-growing and reliable provider of medium voltage switchgears, circuit breakers, and related accessories supporting the research, industrial, utility, and construction markets in China and beyond. Located in Xiamen SEZ, China, Huadian offers an expanding product portfolio under the Huadian brand.

About Operation Technology, Inc.

Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) is the developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis tool for the design, simulation, and operation of generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial power systems. Introduced in 1986, ETAP has been implemented worldwide at industrial facilities, generation plants, distribution systems, utilities, and nearly three-quarters of all U.S.-based nuclear power generation facilities. OTI is ISO 9001 certified, covering all activities related to design, development, production, and support of ETAP products.


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