San Jose, California July 22, 2009 -- Sun-Net Corporation announced it has been awarded AEP's Outage Coordination, Switching & Logging Enterprise software contract for Sun-Net's Transmission Outage Application (TOA) suite products.
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
“TOA will be used in AEP's six Transmission Control Centers and seven Distribution Control Centers across 11 states. It will help AEP streamline and unify its outage coordination process, process switching orders and give system operators an efficient tool in logging for real-time operation. TOA will also help on NERC compliance. Sun-Net is very proud to have AEP join our user family of over 28 utilities in North America.” said Daniel Sun, Principal of Sun-Net in San Jose, California.
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