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Fortnightly Magazine - February 2013

distribution circuit voltage. Using detailed voltage information from Landis+Gyr meters, the Edge software will allow the utility to reduce voltage levels, targeting the most efficient band of the required voltage range, thereby conserving electricity.

Survalent Technology commissioned a new SCADA system for Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative in Texas. The new system features Survalent’s open-architecture system based on Windows Server. It includes several of Survalent’s open system applications.

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ABB won an order worth approximately $26 million for high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) from SP Energy Networks the Scottish Power subsidiary that operates the T&D network in southern Scotland. ABB will design, supply, and commission its recently introduced 420-kV GIS systems at new substations being built in Hunterston and Wishaw, and will support the upgrade of an existing substation at Torness.

ITC Great Plains in conjunction with Sunflower Electric Power and Midwest Energy placed Phase II of the KETA (Spearville-Axtell) transmission line into service, completing the project. The 227-mile, 345,000-volt line from Spearville, Kan., to Axtell, Neb., will improve the reliability and efficiency of the regional grid. Earlier this year ITC, Sunflower, and Mid-Kansas Electric expanded their partnership agreement for the development of additional transmission projects in Kansas.

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