Telvent Launches Global Research Center for Smart Grid Technology

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Experts to develop latest generation of Telvent advanced distribution management system (ADMS)

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Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today the grand opening of its global Smart Grid IT Competency Center, located in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Center is designed to incorporate more than 1000 engineering and software professionals dedicated to developing the future generations of Telvent’s ADMS — part of the most powerful integrated distribution automation solution in the market today.

The Center will develop the seamless integration of ADMS with other smart grid IT and hardware components. This will provide utilities with a complete solution fully incorporated with Schneider Electric network equipment and its substation automation systems, relay protection, demand response, energy storage and electric vehicle program. The Center’s team will also accelerate the migration of Telvent’s ADMS subsystems to the cloud. In addition to a focus on smart grid research and development, the Center’s competencies will play a key role globally in project consultation and implementation.

According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Telvent’s ADMS is currently an industry-leading solution for utilities around the world. The ADMS Competency Center will ensure that our technology and expertise will remain the most powerful available into the future. This initiative further strengthens our leadership in the global smart grid market.”

The Center represents a multi-year investment for Telvent and Schneider Electric. To further leverage the long-term relationship, it is located near the University of Novi Sad and the Technology Park of the Technical Sciences Faculty. These institutions play an essential role in the Center by providing additional talent and capacity to further ADMS development efforts.

In a March 21, 2012 Gartner report* examining nine global smart grid providers, Telvent received a “strong positive”, the highest rating possible, after evaluation of its ADMS solution.

Telvent ADMS enables utilities in the planning, operation, optimization and analysis of power distribution systems. It includes advanced functions that help optimize network operations, minimize power loss, and both manage and restore service disruptions quickly and safely, including self-healing automation and distributed energy management. ADMS provides utilities with greater network reliability, improved operational efficiencies, better asset utilization and improved safety and security of operations in the field.

*Gartner, Inc., MarketScope for Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Randy Rhodes, Zarko Sumic, March 21, 2012.

About Telvent

Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (http://www.telvent.com)

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
http://www.schneider-electric.com

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