Survalent ONE™ SCADA Commissioned by Yampa Valley Electric Association

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Project builds on the utility’s plan to implement an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to support its future vision.

Survalent support has been amazing,” said Jason Hall. “We no longer wait for days or weeks for responses to our problems. The support staff is attentive and responsive.

Survalent Technology, a leading provider of ADMS systems, announced that Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) has implemented the Survalent ONE™ SCADA system, and acquired its outage (OMS) and distribution (DMS) management software for future deployment. SCADA includes the SmartVU advanced graphical user interface, WebSurv and SurvCentral applications, enabling improved access to network information in control room and mobile environments.

For Yampa Valley Electric Association, providing dependable, low-cost electricity and high quality service to its customers in Northwest Colorado is vital. The new SCADA system provides YVEA with valuable real-time information for monitoring and controlling network resources, allowing faster responses to changing conditions, and greater power reliability. “We chose Survalent for our SCADA vendor because they provide the best value and support currently being offered,” said Jason Hall, Engineering Supervisor at Yampa Valley Electric Association. “Survalent has figured out the difficult and time consuming tasks for small companies and automated them, at a very reasonable cost. We toured other coops and utilities across Colorado and found a number of companies that agreed.”

The SCADA implementation is part of YVEA’s multiyear technology plan which includes significant investment in AMI and communications infrastructure. Once implemented, Survalent’s outage management and distribution management components, will be fully integrated with SCADA as an ADMS system on a single platform. The DMS component, including FLISR1 and VVO2 applications, will deliver operational automation, boost energy efficiency, and contribute to reduced outage times.

“Survalent support has been amazing,” said Jason Hall. “We no longer wait for days or weeks for responses to our problems. The support staff is attentive and responsive. The IED wizard saved us a huge amount of time while getting the system started. We are proud to have partnered with Survalent as our SCADA vendor.”

“Yampa Valley Electric Association is being quite progressive in taking steps to improve its network and customer service,” stated Edward Kobeszka, Regional Vice-president at Survalent Technology. “Survalent ONETM SCADA delivers provides the network performance visibility they need, which builds operational efficiency and service reliability. They can share more information with their members – faster. As this long-term project advances to include OMS and DMS, YVEA customers will see even greater value.”

About Yampa Valley Electric Association

Yampa Valley Electric Association is a not for profit member owned cooperative that energized their first power line in December of 1941. Today, the Association serves nearly 26,300 meters over 2,840 miles of line. The service territory extends east to the continental divide, south to almost I-70, north into Wyoming about 10 miles, and west to within 25 miles of the Utah border. The 7,000 square mile service includes the communities of Baggs and Savery, Wyoming, Craig, Hamilton, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, and Yampa, Colorado. YVEA operates with 60+ employees and nine Board Members. YVEA owns no generation facilities and purchases power from Western Area Power Administration and Xcel Energy.

About Survalent Technology

Survalent Technology is the most trusted global provider of Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) - Survalent ONE™ ADMS, including SCADA, Outage Management System (OMS), and Distribution Management System (DMS) for Electric, Transit, Renewable and Water/Wastewater utilities. For over five decades, we have helped more than 500 utilities in 30 countries use operational data to increase reliability, efficiency and customer service. Survalent partners with utilities across the globe to create mission critical solutions that will achieve the promise of the Smart Grid. For more information, go to http://www.survalent.com and follow us on Twitter @Survalent.

[1] FLISR is an abbreviation for Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration.
[2] VVO is an abbreviation for Volt/VAR Optimization.

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