China: CIST selected as supplier for nationwide Smart Grid roll-out

China Information Security Technology (CIST), a leading total solutions provider of digital security, GIS and digital hospital information systems in China, has announced that the State Grid Corporation of China (“SGCC”) selected the Company’s proprietary GeoStar and GeoGlobe geographic information systems as one of its only two suppliers for the build-out of the nationwide Smart Grid in China. CIST is the only domestic Chinese supplier. The other supplier is ESRI, a US company.

The State Grid Corporation of China develops and operates the electric grid providing electricity nationwide and is one of the most vital state-owned enterprises in China.

Responding to the challenges and the development of the electric utilities industry in China, the State Grid launched a project called “SG186” to further strengthen its information systems to support the build-out of the nationwide Smart Grid.

The major functions for CIST’s geographic information systems will be to integrate Smart Grid management functions on the GIS platform as a portal and visualize the structure of the grid.

Source: CIST.

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