ALSTOM has set up a new business to leverage its position in substation automation and real-time energy information systems, and to better focus on the growing market for digital equipment in energy networks. Network operators and owners have been “digitalizing” their infrastructures by installing energy information and automation equipment to better respond to the new needs created by deregulation of the energy industry. According to ALSTOM, the move to create the new Energy Automation & Information business within the company’s Transmission and Distribution Sector from two existing businesses-Protection & Control and Energy Management & Markets-addresses the customer’s desire for fully integrated energy management networks.
This move brings together the Protection & Control range of relay protection, control and measurement systems and equipment with the Energy Management & Markets range of SCADA systems, energy management software, market management solutions, data communication products, and application services.
The combined new business will be managed by Laurent Demortier, formerly responsible for ALSTOM’s Energy Management & Markets Business.