Schneider Electric is installing a site-wide supervisory control and data acquisition management solution at Qatar Foundation's Education City.
The technology will be implemented across every large building on campus, 42 in all, and will give Qatar Foundation's operations and security teams a single, centralised platform to manage a number of processes across Education City, including monitoring and controlling energy usage, and temperature settings. The system provides a single, unified environment for real-time data acquisition, analysis, visualisation and integration of various applications.
Education City houses branch campuses of some of the world's leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, Texas A & M University, and Weill Cornell-Medicine, as well as Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation's homegrown university, research institutes, and community facilities. While each building had its own building management system, Qatar Foundation wanted to have a solution that would enable a single unified view and operation from two central control rooms for 42 sites across Education City. Based on the company's Wonderware technology, Schneider Electric delivered a scalable and efficient solution that is inter-operable with all the infrastructure on campus, called the SCADA System.