4 October 2002 – Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary Siemens Corporation and an affiliate of Siemens AG, announced Thursday that its Energy Management & Information Systems Division has been awarded a contract for a new Distribution Management System (DMS) by the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) worth $48m.
The new DMS is designed to provide IEC with more reliable energy supply and enhanced outage management capabilities.
The turnkey project includes all related communication network and field equipment. “Siemens and IEC have a long history of successful partnerships in the power industry,” said Greg Johnson, vice president of Siemens Energy Management & Information Systems. “Our two companies work very well together in an environment of mutual trust and respect. We are extremely pleased that we were selected to provide their new DMS because we know how critical this system is to meeting the future requirements for reliability, security and control of Israel’s power system.”
This is the second Siemens control system that IEC will have installed. In 1995, a Siemens Energy Management (EMS) system was purchased and has been used by the utility to control its generation and high voltage transmission network. The new system will be linked to the current legacy Siemens EMS and IEC corporate system, and the two systems will share the same databases. This will allow for complete oversight, management and control of IEC’s entire national power grid.
The turnkey system has additional options valued at $29m for future expandability and functionality. The DMS actually consists of five separate systems, being installed at five different sites.