Vineland Municipal Electric Utility enhances energy security, reliability and grid modernization with SourceOne’s expertise
10/9/14 • Energy
“We have worked diligently to improve our energy infrastructure to meet the growing electricity needs of our customers. This latest SCADA initiative is significant as it will ensure that we have the most modern monitoring and control system to deliver power reliably to the citizens of Vineland,” said Thomas Dunmore II, senior engineer at Vineland Municipal Electric Utility. “Due to SourceOne’s success on previous project partnerships, as well as their proven track record of working with municipalities and utilities, we are pleased to have selected them through a competitive bid process to oversee this critical SCADA project.”
Slated to be online by the end of 2014, the SCADA system will improve operating reliability during extreme weather conditions and better manage centralized and distributed power generation such as intermittent sources of renewable energy, including wind and solar power. This is particularly important in Southern New Jersey where a large amount of Solar PV capacity has come onto the grid over the past few years.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with VMEU and the city of Vineland and facilitate a robust, secure and modern SCADA system to manage and control the city’s energy infrastructure,” said Chris Barros, vice president and general manager, Energy Management of SourceOne. “We applaud VMEU and the city for their foresight in putting a state-of-the-art system in place, and we are dedicated to selecting the right technology partner to complete this project on schedule. When considering the extreme weather that has hit the Northeast in recent years, including Superstorm Sandy, it is critical that utilities and municipalities have systems in place that can both monitor functionality with built-in redundancy. The system we are designing will enable VMEU to set up virtual control rooms that can be utilized at multiple locations to ensure system integrity during emergencies.”
SourceOne has established a successful track record working with cities and towns across the nation, providing a unique mix of energy services that are focused on complex energy conversion and reliability issues affecting energy users. As a fully licensed Professional Engineering company in New Jersey, SourceOne has been involved in several aspects of energy infrastructure improvement projects for both VMEU and the city of Vineland over the previous five years. Prior to this SCADA project, SourceOne oversaw the design, engineering, permitting and technical support for construction of the new 64 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant
located in Vineland, which was completed under budget and ahead of schedule back in May 2012. Through this project, the city of Vineland will enjoy the benefits of a secure and reliable control system for its electrical infrastructure to enhance the performance of its energy assets for future generations.
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