This presentation reviews Schneider Electric's collaboration avec Burbank Water and Power, a cutting-edge utility company in Burbank, California, to achieve challenging renewable energy requirements and provide reliable, safe, and affordable power to its customers using advanced technology solutions.
To prepare for increased renewable energy requirements, Burbank Water and Power sought a system to manage load, distributed energy resources, distributed storage systems, generation, and variable renewables in order to balance supply and demand and avoid undesirable voltage, power flow, and power quality problems. Burbank’s Integrated Automated Dispatch System (ADS) includes Schneider Electric’s advanced Power Control System (PCS) - for automatic generator control, load forecasting, and renewable forecasting - integrated with Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA and WeatherSentry system. The Integrated ADS will allow Burbank to co-optimize scheduling and dispatch of conventional supply resources, distributed generation, and demand-side resources, enable better control of inadvertent interchanges, and reduce reliance on external generation. Through the Integrated ADS, Burbank’s system operators will be able to manage the available system resources to optimize system reliability while achieving the most economic and sustainable energy supply portfolio.