ABB wins order from National Grid

ABB has won an order from the National Grid to provide a system to help balance supply and demand for electricity in the UK.

Its Network Manager Market Management System (MMS) will replace National Grid’s current system for managing the UK’s total electricity demand of more than 55,000MW.

MMS is part of the Network Manager suite offered by Atlanta, Georgia-based Ventyx, which was acquired by ABB earlier this year.

The Ventyx systems perform power system monitoring and control, resource optimisation, fault diagnosis, outage management and energy trading.

National Grid owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, and operates the system across the UK.