- 6 x 2 VS-50XLF70S, 50’’ XGA Front Access Cubes
- 18 x 2 VS-67XH70S, 67’’ XGA Rear Access Cubes
The centerpiece of Folsom CA-ISO Headquarters is a 7 foot high, 80-foot wide Mitsubishi Electric Video Wall
It was the electric industry’s worst nightmare: the cascading outage on August 14, 2003, that blacked out 50 million customers in eight states plus the Province of Ontario.
Fortunately, we have not had a comparable blackout in more than ten years, largely due to the efforts of the nation’s ten largest balancing authorities, the Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs). They carefully coordinate electric power supply and demand, keeping the system operating within safe limits. To do so, they manage their areas’ generating capacity and its high-voltage transmission lines, as well as operating electricity markets to help utilities buy and sell power.
These crucial functions are getting more complex, as the nation depends more and more on renewable energy sources such as wind and solar that are far more dependent on local weather than coal or nuclear plants. That’s why the ISOs and RTOs must constantly update their monitoring and control systems. As the grid continues to evolve, they must evolve with it.
In an effort to work more effectively and efficiently, the California ISO recently moved into a state-of-the-art, LEED-Platinum headquarters in Folsom complete with a new control room. The heart of that control room is a Mitsubishi display wall that produces a 7 foot high, 80-foot wide image. It provides a common operating picture of the California power grid, the national power market, and factors that affect them for up to 48 technicians.
In addition, a second, smaller Mitsubishi display wall within the facility provides the same information in a combined conference room / emergency operations center. A third Mitsubishi display wall, in a control room in Alhambra, provides fully redundant system monitoring and control, allowing operators to take over grid and market operations immediately should any kind of problem develop in Folsom.
Why Choose a Mitsubishi Electric Display Wall for your control room?
- Image quality
- Low operating and maintenance costs
- 80,000-100,000 hour expected life
With over 61,000 mission critical display wall installations worldwide, Mitsubishi Electric plays an essential role in keeping our modern world moving.
From Moscow to Tokyo and New York to Istanbul, Mitsubishi Electric displays operate around the clock, helping ensure the smooth running of the network and allowing operators to zoom in quickly to any potential trouble spots. With an expected lifetime of 100,000 hours, Mitsubishi Electric display wall cubes are designed and built for 24/7/365 operations to meet the most demanding requirements of the end user.
Where there is a need to monitor and control information flows, Mitsubishi Electric is there.