Australian technology powers World Cup tournament

NOJA Power’s OSM auto recloser was successfully used by Power Technologies Incorporated SA (PTI) to provide reliable power for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Tournament 2011 held in Columbia.

FIFA required all stadiums used in the tournament to have two power sources in case of power failure. Local power utility responsible for the stadium in the Quindío region, Empresa de Energía del Quindío S.A. E.S.P (EDEQ), worked with PTI and NOJA Power to supply and implement a solution to automatically switch power source in the event normal supply is lost.

PTI successfully designed and implemented a safe, cost-efficient solution using NOJA Power’s solid dielectric insulation, arc fault contained recloser tanks. NOJA Power automatic recloser was chosen as a solution due to its ability to sense and measure current and voltage in both directions and its inbuilt automatic back-feed restoration (ABR) feature which allows supply to be restored automatically without a crew or an operator on site.