Alstom launches ALSPA Series 6 automation and control system

Levallois-Perret, France, December 10, 2009 – Alstom’s Energy Management Business is offering its Alspa Series 6 solution to customers in the North American energy market.

ALSPA Series 6 end-to-end infrastructure fosters interoperability between all energy players (IPPs, ISOs, RTOs, electric power generation companies, etc.), integrating power plant Distributed Control System (DCS) and automation technology to the smart grid–from power generation to demand entities such as “energy positive buildings” (i.e., buildings that create more energy than they use).

Designed for all types of power plants – hydro, coal, gas, nuclear, wind and solar – ALSPA Series 6 provides all the necessary software applications, IT control layers, equipment and services that power providers and service operators require.

The ALSPA Series 6 architecture and solutions deliver operators the following benefits across the energy chain:


  • Open architecture aligned on international communication and control standards including legacy DCS solutions

  • Smart grid ready solutions that enable integration into energy IT networks through the use of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA)

  • Lower total cost of ownership through simplified maintenance and scalability

    Full security, redundancy and cyber-security.

To support the deployment of DCS solutions across North America, Alstom has established a project and engineering center in Richmond, Virginia.

The team is composed of 50 individuals–many of whom were recent recruits–who are experts in generation control for all types of fuels (thermal, hydro, renewable and nuclear).

Alstom already has a U.S. presence of more than 6,000 employees and operations in 47 states.


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