United Energy (UE) and Multinet Gas (MG) have contracted Telvent to replace their current supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system with its OASyS SCADA technology: a multi-utility single platform for managing their electricity and gas distribution networks serving nearly 1.3 million combined customers in Melbourne, Australia.

Telvent's flexible, open architecture OASyS SCADA system will allow for easy integration with the utilities' existing distribution management system and OSI PI Historian. By integrating data collection for both the electric and gas distribution networks into a single platform, UE and MG can use comprehensive, real-time data to improve daily operations and increase efficiencies. Additional benefits include fast historical data retrieval and support for multiple communications protocols that will lead to extended life of existing field devices. Telvent's proven technology not only will help UE and MG improve their current smart grid and gas distribution systems, it also has been dimensioned with capacity for future growth and ongoing network augmentation to meet their operational needs.

UE is an electricity distribution business servicing approximately 630,000 customers in Melbourne's east and southeast metropolitan areas, including the Mornington Peninsula. MG is Melbourne's largest gas distribution business and services approximately 660,000 customers in the eastern suburbs.

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