New Video Walls Meet Demanding Control Room Requirements, Enhance Operators’ Ability to Ensure Consistent Delivery of Power to Customers
PNM, a subsidiary of PNM Resources, is the state’s largest electricity provider. It serves more than 500,000 residential and business customers in Greater Albuquerque, and in municipalities ranging north through Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico and south as far as the city of Deming. PNM is among the growing number of forward-looking electric utilities that have equipped their control rooms with digital video walls for improved power management.
In PNM’s case its new ultra-high resolution LCD displays from Planar Systems replace a paper-based system on which operators have relied for many years. While this paper-based system was an accepted monitoring tool, PNM recognized that a digital display system would enable its operators to have a much clearer view of the power grid at any given moment. After a TMS and SCADA upgrade in 2015, the operators will be able to monitor power flow using the new displays and respond accordingly.