Snohomish County Public Utility District and Alstom expand management systems in Washington

Alstom expands management systems | Courtesy of wclimate.com

Snohomish County Public Utility District (Snohomish PUD) recently appointed Alstom to expand management systems by updating the existing Energy Management System (EMS) and installing an additional Outage Management System (OMS).

Snohomish PUD is the Pacific Northwest’s second biggest public utility and the nation’s twelth biggest: the PUD serves more than 335,000 consumers over a space of more than 2,200 square miles throughout the State of Washington.


“Snohomish PUD is keeping pace with available technology for a modern, integrated electricity grid by working with Alstom across our transmission and distribution control rooms,” Chris Hiemgartner, assistant general manager, distribution and engineering services at Snohomish PUD, said. “A single software platform will enable ease of integration, more efficient operator training and an overall lower cost of ownership.”

The updates and expansions are part of the new Smart Grid Program organized by Snohomish PUD. It will better distribute and manage energy, as it will reduce the cost of operations and maintenance as well as enhance the reliability of the company’s service.

“We are extremely proud Snohomish PUD has chosen Alstom technology for advancing their smart grid control rooms, and we are especially eager to integrate our latest OMS capabilities enabling faster and better decision making and information sharing during outage restoration scenarios,” Karim El Naggar, vice president of network management solutions for Alstom Grid, said.