FortisBC Selects Equinox Software's Control Room Operations Window (CROW)
Vancouver, B.C. - August 05, 2010
Equinox Software Design Corporation is pleased to announce that its Control Room Operations Window (CROW) software has been selected by FortisBC for their Outage Scheduling system. CROW will provide improved performance, integration, automation, coordination, notification, compliance and auditability for FortisBC's Outage Coordination processes.
Marko Aaltomaa, Superintendent of System Operations at FortisBC, had this to say about their recent decision to select CROW, "Scheduling of planned outages on the power system has been a challenge for the System Control Centre at FortisBC. With the CROW Outage Scheduling Software, and thru the support of the Equinox team, we have found a solution to not only our outage scheduling issues but were also able to work together to overcome other inefficiencies in our Control Room."
"We are excited to gain FortisBC as a new client, and is a perfect match for their requirements, especially considering the ease of configuration and adaptability of the new .net "Version 5" of CROW to meet their needs." said Equinox President and CEO, Collin Roy.
FortisBC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc., provides generation and distribution of electricity to homes and businesses in the southern interior of British Columbia. They serve approximately 111,000 customers directly in communities throughout south central British Columbia, and approximately 48,000 customers through the wholesale supply of power to municipal distributors in local communities.
Equinox's CROW software will provide FortisBC with improved coordination and management of planned electric system outages using a system that has proven it can stand up to the demands of utility operations and Control Centers that run 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Equinox Software Design Corporation is a leader in delivering flexible, proven optimization products and services to clients in the Utility industries.
In business since 1993, Equinox has built a strong reputation for delivering database driven solutions using n-tier, SOA, client/server, and internet platforms. Their leading-edge product for utilities, the Control Room Operations Window (CROW), provides tools for optimizing Electric Utility and ISO Operations processes.
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