Hydro Ottawa has selected BOW Networks’ eLAN communications platform for a communications project that will bring together the EMS/SCADA systems of all its recently amalgamated operating companies. The eLAN software will be integrated on a series of routers and substation gateways.
The software is expected to provide services extending from IED protocol translation to DNP/IP routing and security. Hydro Ottawa is an amalgamation of five electric utility companies running four distinct EMS/SCADA systems. To get a clear picture of their entire operation in real time, Hydro Ottawa needed an efficient means of tying these systems together.
“BOW’s eLAN routers and gateways allow us to preserve our investment in legacy systems while moving to the use of integrated networking technology,” said Joel Gorr, Hydro Ottawa’s system control manager.
BOW Networks introduced the eLAN platform in response to the trend toward corporate intranets and the Internet for communicating substation data cost-effectively to many department users.