It's NRTC's mission to deliver solutions that enable our members to operate more efficiently. Providing a solution that takes the worry away from delivering power by protecting employees and facilities is part of that mission. To provide a best-in-class security solution, NRTC sought an alliance with Honeywell.
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2009
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) announced today that Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has entered into an agreement to purchase a Honeywell Integrated Security access control and camera system to modernize security at Craig Station, one of its flagship baseload generating stations.
NRTC began delivering turnkey security solutions to its members through an agreement with Honeywell Integrated Security in 2008 in response to growing concerns within the electric cooperative and telco industries over cyber and physical security. According to NRTC President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Phillips, "Security is a key component of ongoing facility maintenance and risk management strategies. Physical security is necessary to protect critical assets of an electrical distribution network--and will be even more vital as the smart grid becomes a reality."
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives that it serves across a 250,000 square-mile service territory that includes portions of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Security is a necessary investment to protect Tri-State's ability to deliver affordable, reliable power.
Phillips continued, "It's NRTC's mission to deliver solutions that enable our members to operate more efficiently. Providing a solution that takes the worry away from delivering power by protecting employees and facilities is part of that mission. To provide a best-in-class security solution, NRTC sought an alliance with Honeywell."
Critical Infrastructure Protection mandates from the Federal government and the continuing threat of copper theft have made facilities security a priority for many electric cooperatives. NRTC established its alliance with Honeywell in order to provide its members with access to the company's nationwide network of installers to deliver best-in-class security solutions.
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of over 1,400 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. Founded in 1986, NRTC provides products and services developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, such as high-speed Internet access via satellite, full-service Internet access and support, advanced metering infrastructure, SmartSCADA, wireless technologies, power quality products, long distance programs, mobile phone service, IP backbone services, direct broadcast satellite service (DBS) with DIRECTV and programming for Internet protocol television (IPTV). For more information about NRTC, visit http://www.nrtc.coop.
About Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts that it serves. The association generates and transports electricity to its member systems at 359 delivery points throughout a 250,000-square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together, the co-ops provide electricity and innovative energy solutions to nearly 593,000 member-consumer meters--a population of approximately 1.4 million people. Based in the Denver-metro area, Tri-State is Colorado's second largest electric utility. Its 3,649-megawatt generation portfolio consists of a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, along with contracted supplies of power featuring a significant renewable hydroelectric allocation that is supported by other emerging renewable resource technologies. To learn more about Tri-State, visit http://www.tristategt.org/.