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Byron Nichols in front of a Sterling-ES designed SCADA/HMI system.

Sterling-ES and Virginia Tech – A Successful Partnership

Virginia Tech has been using a Sterling-ES/ Toshiba Distributed Control System since the 1997. The computer screen behind Byron Nichols uses SCADA/HMI (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition/Human Machine Interface) software that Reid Garst first began programming for them many years ago. Sterling-ES’s Dennis Ritch has since taken over that responsibility. VT also uses steam and chilled water meters purchased from Sterling-ES for energy measurement around campus.  We are proud to have a long-standing partnership with the hardworking team at the VT Power Plant.

The VT Power Plant was profiled recently in The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Virginia).  This article highlights both the work involved to meet the increased demands of a university community hungry for both affordable and reliable power and conservation and efficiency.

To find out how this first class university makes it all come together, follow this link and read about the Hokie way of taking care of business.



Easy-to-operate SCADA/HMI panel from Sterling-ES allows for end-user customization.