Vineland Municipal Electric Utility enhances energy security, reliability and grid modernization with SourceOne’s expertise

9 october 2014
VINELAND, N.J., Oct. 9, 2014 — SourceOne, a nationally recognized energy services firm managed by Veolia North America, is serving as Owner’s Representative for the design and implementation of a state-of-the-art Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility (VMEU). As part of the SCADA project, SourceOne will help implement an improved control system enabling VMEU to more effectively monitor its critical energy infrastructure, improve overall system reliability and troubleshoot system errors remotely. The new SCADA system will also easily enable expansion of the energy system as Vineland’s needs and demands grow.

“We have worked diligently to improve our energy infrastructure to meet the growing electricity needs of our customers. This latest SCADA initiative is significant as it will ensure that we have the most modern monitoring and control system to deliver power reliably to the citizens of Vineland,” said Thomas Dunmore II, senior engineer at Vineland Municipal Electric Utility. “Due to SourceOne’s success on previous project partnerships, as well as their proven track record of working with municipalities and utilities, we are pleased to have selected them through a competitive bid process to oversee this critical SCADA project.”

Slated to be online by the end of 2014, the SCADA system will improve operating reliability during extreme weather conditions and better manage centralized and distributed power generation such as intermittent sources of renewable energy, including wind and solar power. This is particularly important in Southern New Jersey where a large amount of Solar PV capacity has come onto the grid over the past few years.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with VMEU and the city of Vineland and facilitate a robust, secure and modern SCADA system to manage and control the city’s energy infrastructure,” said Chris Barros, vice president and general manager, Energy Management of SourceOne. “We applaud VMEU and the city for their foresight in putting a state-of-the-art system in place, and we are dedicated to selecting the right technology partner to complete this project on schedule. When considering the extreme weather that has hit the Northeast in recent years, including Superstorm Sandy, it is critical that utilities and municipalities have systems in place that can both monitor functionality with built-in redundancy. The system we are designing will enable VMEU to set up virtual control rooms that can be utilized at multiple locations to ensure system integrity during emergencies.”

SourceOne has established a successful track record working with cities and towns across the nation, providing a unique mix of energy services that are focused on complex energy conversion and reliability issues affecting energy users. As a fully licensed Professional Engineering company in New Jersey, SourceOne has been involved in several aspects of energy infrastructure improvement projects for both VMEU and the city of Vineland over the previous five years. Prior to this SCADA project, SourceOne oversaw the design, engineering, permitting and technical support for construction of the new 64 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant located in Vineland, which was completed under budget and ahead of schedule back in May 2012. Through this project, the city of Vineland will enjoy the benefits of a secure and reliable control system for its electrical infrastructure to enhance the performance of its energy assets for future generations.
SourceOne is managed by Veolia North America and is a nationally recognized energy management consulting firm providing support to businesses who view energy as critical to their operations. SourceOne offers a wide spectrum of energy related services to ensure customers have the requisite tools to monitor and manage their energy needs efficiently. We craft integrated solutions for energy management, improved power quality, reliability, and sustainability initiatives by using a vendor and technology-neutral approach. With offices in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, SourceOne manages more than 1,100 megawatts (MW) of electric power, 30 bcf of natural gas, and $500 million of utility bill processing. Visit the company’s Web site at: Twitter @SourceOneEnergy
Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 187,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2013, the group Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded consolidated revenue of $32.3 billion* in 2013. Twitter @Veolia_NA
(*) 2013 pro-forma unaudited figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France. Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment.