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TRANSELEC Picks SCADA Platform to Control Alto Jahuel Substation

SCADATECH, the company integrating this project, states that they chose PcVue Solutions' proposal because it has native support for various electrical protocols.

TRANSELEC has reported that PcVue SCADA platform has been selected to control Alto Jahuel substation, the largest one of Chile National Electric System.

TRANSELEC SCADA Alto Jahuel SubstationWith almost 10,000 kilometers of lines and more than 60 substations, from the Arica y Parinacota Region to the Los Lagos Region, Transelec is the main supplier of high voltage systems in Chile.

Transelec is owned by a consortium made up of the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, British Columbia Investment Management Corp., Public Sector Pension Investment Board, and China Southern Power Grid International.

Among its various substations, the Alto Jahuel substation stands out, located in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, it is the substation with the largest capacity in the National Electric System, with an installed capacity of 2,554 MVA. It also has yards with all the voltage levels that exist in the Chilean transmission system: 500kV, 220kV, 154kV, 110kV, 60kV and 13.2kV.

Being specialists in the development and implementation of SCADA systems, SCADATECH was chosen by Transelec for this project. As part of its comprehensive engineering solutions for electrical power systems, the company selected the versatile platform of PcVue Solutions for the automation of the Alto Jahuel substation, allowing the monitoring and control of its 7 yards.

Initially, the customer did not have local HMIs to monitor the yards from the control rooms associated with each of them, so the operations had to be performed directly on the control equipment. Due to this, SCADATECH proposed PcVue’s SCADA solution to provide a scalable and multifunctional platform that would allow the integration of future requirements and reduce the risk for operators when executing maneuvers by transferring operations to the control rooms of each power yard.

SCADATECH, the company integrating this project, states that they chose PcVue Solutions’ proposal because it has native support for various electrical protocols.

SCADATECH is currently developing an application with PcVue to extend local control to general monitoring of the entire substation from a centralized SCADA in Alto Jahuel, which will allow operators to make control decisions in the event of failure of Transelec’s main SCADA.

Transelec, together with its systems integrator SCADATECH, continues to bet on the reliability provided by the PcVue software for the electrical control and monitoring of the Alto Jahuel substation.


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