Hydro-Québec Implements ETAP Software for Power System Analysis

March 30, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Edmonton, AB - March 30, 2010 - ETAP Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce that Hydro-Québec has purchased a multi-concurrent user license of ETAP software to perform electrical power system studies including Arc Flash analysis. Hydro-Québec is the most recent of the major Canadian utilities such as BC Hydro, Epcor, TransAlta, Ontario Power Generation, and New Brunswick Power to utilize ETAP software for electrical design, maintenance, and operation of their electrical power systems. ETAP software provides a platform for comprehensive power system analysis including the recently standardized Arc Flash Hazard analysis CSA Z462.

ETAP's integrated features like the arc flash multi-scenario analyzer, energized work permits, and built-in label printing provide a cost effective implementation of arc flash safety programs by giving engineers, safety managers, and electricians all the tools they need to get the job done in one easy to use application.

Hydro-Québec is one of North America's largest utilities. They generate, transmit, and distribute electricity, mainly from renewable energy sources, namely hydroelectricity. Hydro-Québec has capacity to produce over 36,000 MW from almost 90 generating stations.

About Hydro-Québec
Hydro-Québec is responsible for generating, transmitting and distributing electricity securely for Quebecers. The company continues to be a leader in developing hydropower, complemented by wind power purchased from independent producers. Hydro-Québec also conducts energy-related research and develops new generation, transmission and distribution technologies. Its sole shareholder is the Québec government.

About ETAP Canada Ltd.
ETAP Canada Ltd., an authorized representative of Operation Technology, Inc., is the sole-source supplier of ETAP electrical engineering design and power system analysis software, renewals, and training services in Canada. ETAP software is used by over 3000 engineers throughout Canada including most of the major consulting, oil and gas, mining, and utility generation firms.

About Operation Technology, Inc.
Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis platform for the design, simulation, operation, monitoring, control, optimization, and automation of power systems.  ETAP is the industry leader used worldwide in all types and sizes of power systems, including generation, transmission, distribution, and all fields of industrial systems such as oil and gas, manufacturing, steel, concrete, mining, data centers, nuclear facilities, and more.  Visit etap.com for more information.

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