NYCT Energy Management System Testing A Success

February 02, 2010 -- Transdyn recently conducted a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Energy Management System used to manage Rail Heater operations. The testing demonstrated full system functionality and confirms the system is ready for deployment.

Transdyn was awarded a contract by New York Power Authority (NYPA) to design and build an expandable, secure wireless mesh network used by NYCT to monitor and control over 300 of NYCT’s existing rail heaters. Running on Transdyn’s DYNAC® Enterprise Server software suite, the redundant energy management system will prevent ice and snow from bonding on the DC power rail of certain track segments during inclement weather. Programmable logic controllers at each location will monitor rail heater status and control solid state relays that energize heater segments. Automatic diagnostic routines and data analysis tools will ensure the heaters are ready for operation at any time.

New York Power Authority is America's largest state-owned power organization operating 18 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines providing clean, economical and reliable energy consistent with a commitment to safety, while promoting energy efficiency and innovation for the benefit of its’ customers and all New Yorkers. As one of the nation's top producers of clean, low-cost electricity, NYPA is also leading the way with award-winning energy-efficiency programs, innovative energy technologies, and varied clean transportation initiatives.


Tracy Bumpers
Director of Business Development