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CGI wins five-year contract to provide Energy Queensland with next generation substation automation system

Jan 31, 2022

CGI won a five year contract with Energy Queensland (EQL). CGI will supply its market leading operational technology hardware, software, and specialised services to meet the needs of both the Metropolitan and Regional power distribution networks, ensuring that EQL has the next-generation technology and capability to underpin the reliable and safe supply of energy to 2.3 million customers.

The new five-year contract is made up of a collection of technologies, including CGI’s MD series remote telemetry units (RTUs) and proprietary browser-based human machine interface (HMI), enabling powerful and flexible management capabilities in a substation or an asset. Use of CGI’s substation management system will support the reliable delivery of energy for EQL’s customers across Queensland, whilst helping meet the challenges introduced by distributed energy resources (such as wind and solar) as they play an increasing role in the energy mix.

CGI’s newly released modular RTU supports a broad range of EQL’s use cases and provides a wealth of flexible configurations that can be tailored to the specific operational requirements of the distributed control system. CGI will focus on local service excellence in design, manufacture and project delivery for Energy Queensland, with each MD100m being designed and manufactured in Australia to prioritise its success under Australia’s unique conditions.

Tara McGeehan, President of CGI in the UK and Australia said: “We are delighted that Energy Queensland has chosen CGI’s MD Series RTUs and substation automation capabilities as one of the foundations for its delivery of safe and reliable energy to homes and businesses across the entire State of Queensland. We look forward to continuing to partner with Energy Queensland in future projects, particularly in support of the challenges associated with the energy transition over the next decade and beyond.”

CGI has a long history in Australia, providing high-quality delivery to operational technology (OT) clients across several sectors, including utilities, government and financial services for over 40 years. It also has five client proximity locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart.