CG Automation Acquires Second Wind SCADA Technology

CG Automation, a wholly owned subsidiary of MSE Power Systems Inc., announced the acquisition of ADMS Wind SCADA and wind turbine monitoring systems technology from Second Wind Systems Inc.

According to MSE, the Second Wind ADMS Wind SCADA technology is a system that monitors the operating conditions of all wind turbines and of the entire facility as a whole at a wind generation plant. Among other things, the plant monitors the power output of each turbine and of the plant as a whole vs the wind conditions over time to monitor the performance of each turbine.

“Integrating Second Wind’s ADMS with our XCell Substation Automation products and services will enable CG Automation to provide our customers with sophisticated wind farm management and interoperability that today’s smart grid initiatives demand,” said Sam Sciacca, CEO of CG Automation. “In addition we see potential applications for this technology in the solar market.”

The system monitors all key operating parameters of the turbines and the plant as a whole to provide alarms to the owner in case of a malfunction or misoperation. The company also said that this system allows MSE to expand its offerings and to include the monitoring and management of the plant.

“Our ADMS Wind SCADA and Wind Turbine Monitoring Systems are excellent technologies with a significant purpose in today’s growing renewable energy market,” said Second Wind CEO Larry Letteney. “We wanted to work with a partner that not only had the expertise, but the passion to grow and continually enhance this important solution because it is vital to the continued development of new energy sources. This deal also gave us the opportunity to put a laser -focus on our remote sensing product, Triton, which has seen tremendous market acceptance and deployment in the two years since we launched.”

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