CANUS Corporation recently completed the modernization of a major public utility’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system monitoring all subsurface equipment within a certain communication loop. CANUS assembled and then installed multiple sensor units, battery backup units, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Programmable logic controller (PLCs), transceivers, switches, wiring, etc. After the assembly and installation of the SCADA system CANUS also provided testing services to ensure proper system wide function and integration functionality. The SCADA system allows for remote real time monitoring from a centralized human machine interface (HMI) and allows the utility to gain insights through the data collected. In light of their findings and the control over the subsurface equipment the utility is empowered to more effectively provide service to their end users. The CANUS team completed this scope of work on time and under budget with ZERO incidents or injuries.
It was a great event this year. There were lots of great presenters sharing interesting papers and cutting edge innovations. We got to hear presentations from;
- BC Hydro
- Portland General Electric
- San Diego Gas and Electric
- Southern California Edison
- Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
- American Electric Power
- Puget Sound Energy
Perfect weather to take in the river front park in Spokane between sessions as well. We plan to attend again next year.
CANUS Corporation recently completed acceptance testing of a brand new transmission substation fed by a major photovoltaic (PV) field. The publicly owned utility outsourced the engineer, procure and construct (EPC) responsibilities to a third party that CANUS supported with substation testing services. Continue Reading →
This year CANUS will be attending the annual Western Protective Relay Conference in Spokane, WA 10/13/14-10/16/14. This is a great opportunity to keep our thumb on the pulse of the protective relay best practices and understands trends and issues. CANUS is also attending to support a few of our clients who are presenting vital information to the Utility community at large. Continue Reading →
CANUS Corporation recently completed testing a 500 kV to 230 kV transmission substation fed by acres of wind turbines. The wind farm was designed to provide renewable power to the fast paced residential and commercial expansions in the area as well as to bolster the renewable generation capacity to the grid at large. The substation built to transmit the generation was a greenfield project, a new facility from the ground up, to support the brand new Wind Farm. Continue Reading →