LAN Systems CEO Mary Hester to teach SCADA Course for ElectriCities of NC Substation School

Norcross, Georgia – September 10, 2010 – Mary Hester, CEO of LAN Systems, will teach the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) course at the Municipal Substation School organized by the ElectriCities of North Carolina.  The school provides an opportunity to learn about the operation and basic maintenance of electric substations.

The students from municipal power utilities will participate in the five day school.  Topics of study range from safety in electric substations and switchyards to SCADA and transformer testing to maintenance testing of power equipment.  The courses are designed to give each attendee a better understanding of power system equipment and how to recognize and eliminate hazards.

“SCADA systems are one of the original Smart Grid systems.  Since at least the 1980s, SCADA systems have been providing real-time intelligence on the operational state of the grid,” said Ms. Hester. “Understanding SCADA functionality is essential to power delivery and substation operation.  It’s a great topic that I very much enjoy teaching.”

Ongoing training is essential to the operation and safety of the Electric Power Grid.  In this course, students will receive information that is not only valuable in their current job, but is important for career growth. The school will be held at the  High Point Electric Operations Center in High Point, North Carolina on September 13-17, 2010.

About ElectriCities of NC
ElectriCities is a membership organization including public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. ElectriCities also provides management services to the state’s two municipal power agencies – North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

About LAN Systems
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