G&W Electric and Survalent Partner to Deliver Turnkey Distribution Automation Solutions
Fault location, isolation, and service restoration, loss of voltage, and distribution automation hardware help utilities improve power reliability and quality
BOLINGBROOK, IL, and BRAMPTON, ON —January 29, 2019 — G&W Electric and Survalent are pleased to confirm they have entered into an agreement that enables G&W Electric to bundle Survalent software into its LaZer® II and LaZer® III distribution automation solutions. These solutions will enable utilities to automatically restore power in seconds to as many customers as possible in the case of a fault or loss of voltage on a feeder.
“Utilities are facing more pressure than ever to implement effective distribution automation. Severe weather conditions are becoming more common and the workforce is shrinking, even as regulators are demanding that utilities increase reliability,” said John Mueller, Chairman, and Owner of G&W Electric. “Integrating SurvalentONE software with our industry-leading equipment for distribution automation enables us to deliver a proven, high-quality product that helps our customers overcome these challenges and increase the reliability of power flow.”
Hundreds of utilities have benefited from the solutions G&W Electric and Survalent have provided to the power industry over the past 100+ and 50+ years, respectively. G&W Electric delivers innovative power distribution solutions, including the latest in load and fault interrupting switchgear, reclosers, system protection equipment, and distribution automation to the utility. Survalent is a leading provider of advanced distribution management system (ADMS) software to enable utilities to control their critical network operations with confidence.
G&W Electric’s LaZer automation solutions are a family of complete, pre-engineered FLISR solutions that can include G&W Electric’s switchgear, IEDs, communication equipment, protocols, software, integration services, and Factory Acceptance Tests. With this agreement, LaZer II will include SurvalentONE Fault Location, Isolation, and Restoration (FLISR) and Loss of Voltage (LOV) in the bundle, and LaZer III will include FLISR, LOV, and Distribution Power Flow (DPF). These solutions detect faults and low voltage issues, isolate the feeder sections, calculate backup feeder capacity, and create switch orders to automatically redistribute and restore power flow. This can have a dramatic impact on reliability metrics. For example, Survalent FLISR has helped one utility reduce SAIDI by 46.9%, SAIFI by 38.7%, and CAIDI by 13.1% after one year.
Steve Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Survalent agrees. “LaZer II and III are ideal for utilities looking to modernize their network with future-proof distribution automation capabilities. SurvalentONE applications are hardware vendor-agnostic so they will integrate seamlessly with G&W Electric’s equipment,” noted Mueller. “We’re pleased to provide the software that will enable these LaZer solutions to improve reliability, automate processes to restore power to many customers affected by outages within seconds, and help utilities attract and retain their valuable commercial and industrial customers.”
LaZer II and LaZer III are already available. To learn more about G&W Electric LaZer solutions, visit www.gwelectric.com.
For those attending DistribuTECH 2019, G&W Electric will deliver live demonstrations of LaZer solutions at Booth # 11143 from February 5 to 7, 2019.
About G&W Electric
Since 1905, G&W Electric has been a leading provider of innovative power distribution solutions, including the latest in load and fault interrupting switchgear, reclosers, system protection equipment, and distribution automation. G&W Electric is headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL, with manufacturing facilities and sales support in more than 100 countries including China, Mexico, Canada, UAE, India, Singapore, and Brazil. We help our customers meet their challenges and gain a competitive edge through a suite of advanced products and technical services. For more information on G&W Electric visit www.gwelec.com. Follow G&W on Twitter @GW_Electric and on LinkedIn at G&W Electric Co.
Survalent is the most trusted provider of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) for electric, gas, transit, and water/wastewater utilities across the globe. Over 600 customers in 30 countries rely on the SurvalentONE platform to effectively operate, monitor, analyze, restore, and optimize operations. By supporting critical utility operations with a fully integrated solution, our customers have significantly improved operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction, and network reliability. The company’s comprehensive substation automation solution, StationCentral, delivers advanced control and monitoring for enhanced network performance and protection. To learn more, visit us at www.survalent.com. Follow us on Twitter @Survalent and LinkedIn.