Distribution automation (DA) and optimization holds the promise of improved reliability, reduced outages, and more efficient and cost-effective network operations.

It can mean different things to different people.  A starting point for each is communications to monitoring, protection and control equipment. While DA is one of the leading priorities for utilities, a recent Aclara customer survey found that only 5% of utilities have completed their DA deployment. Aclara’s Grid Monitoring platform, comprised of smart grid sensors and software, is an simple, powerful and cost-effective tool to use to get started or to augment ongoing DA initiatives.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to get started incrementally with DA
  • How to evolve a Grid Monitoring deployment into an integrated DA system deployment
  • Tools detect losses and imbalances
  • How to identify feeders requiring additional power factor correction
  • How to identify mis-operating cap banks and voltage regulators
  • Challenges and tools to plan for and monitor DER connections
  • How G&T’s and co-ops can both monitor interconnects at substations and other remote locations.
  • How G&T’s can increase visibility of load, voltage, powerflow, faults and transients on their sub-transmission networks.

May 23, 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Manchester F