Bolivar Energy Authority Picks Tantalus for Grid Modernization

  • April 11, 2024
  • Joyce Deuley

Grid modernization is critical to overall reliability and longevity of grid systems. This week, Bolivar Energy Authority selected Tantalus after a competitive bidding process to help it modernize its distribution grid leveraging Tantalus’ Grid Modernization Platform (TGMP) ™ and its TRUSense Gateway ™ Solution.

The TRUSense Gateway ™ provides interoperable integration of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs) onto BEA’s distribution system. It also collects power quality data to increase grid resiliency and is currently available across communication networks, including fiber, ethernet, and cellular. BEA recently launched an advanced fiber network with Irby Utilities and the TRUSense Gateway ™ will help them collect and manage interoperable grid-edge data, securing their community’s investment for the long term.

Tantalus’ TGMP™ delivers unparalleled visibility, as well as command and control to utility operations. It has a unique TRUSync ™ grid data management system to automate agnostic data integration across devices and systems.

According to Tantalus President and CEO, Peter Londa, “We continue to witness an increasing number of utilities that are harnessing the power of data to accelerate their grid modernization efforts. TGMP and the TRUSense Gateway are purpose-built to not only help with near-term needs, like enhanced resiliency and advanced applications, but also to provide a flexible and expandable platform to support long-term requirements, such as those outlined as part of TVA’s Regional Grid Transformation initiative.”

BEA was expected to unveil its plans to use the TGMP ™ and TRUSense Gateway ™ at the American Public Power Association’s Engineering & Operations Conference this week.