Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association commissions new SCADA system

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2010 — Survalent Technology, commissioned a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system for Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association.

Southwest MS EPA, with headquarters in Lorman, serves over 25,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers, and maintains over 4,200 miles of distribution power line in nine southwest Mississippi counties.

The new system features Survalent‘s highly available open-architecture system based on Windows Server 2008. The feature-rich system incorporates many of Survalent’s advanced system applications, including: Event data recording, IED wizard, control panel, remote alarm annunciation, and MultiSpeak interfaces for interoperability with other utility system.

The project was funded in part by Department of Energy smart grid investment grant program. DOE announced last October that a joint project proposal by South Mississippi Electric and five of its member cooperatives were among the 100 selected projects for stimulus grants.

In addition to Southwest MS EPA, the other SME member cooperatives that participated in the grant application include Coast EPA, Magnolia EPA, Southern Pine EPA, and Pearl River Valley EPA.

“Survalent is pleased to be Southwest MS EPA’s first SCADA system,” states Steve Strauss, VP Sales Eastern US. “SCADA is a real-time mission critical system providing a gateway to the smart grid implementation.”

Survalent Technology is a provider of real-time smart grid management systems for enabling visualization and optimization of utility operations.


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