Today, volt/VAr optimization is one of the key investment areas of the smart grid. It not only controls reactive power flow with drives losses on distribution feeders, but it also reduces peak demand which is critical for utilities. For more information, download Model behavior: Using distribution models to deliver smart grid volt/VAr control.
An Era of Change in the Electrical Power Industry: Are you ready?
The electric power industry has entered an era of unprecedented change, with issues such as aging infrastructure, new regulations, the integration of distributed energy resources, and the convergence of IT and OT. Paul Mauldin with T&D World discusses these topics and a virtual event on November 6 that seeks to address them.
Advanced Meter Fort Collins Electric Meter Upgrade
Darren Atteberry, Fort Collins, City Manager presents details on the Advanced Meter Fort Collins - Electric Meter Upgrade.
Utilities can collect additional revenue without having to increase rates per kilowatt hour -- simply by improving the range and accuracy of metering. With ABB's AccuRange current transformers, hidden power at the low end of the range is detected and measured while mid-range power is more finely metered for its true value. At the same time, the potential increase in upper range current will provide assets additional protection. For more information, download AccuRange current transformers: high accuracy extended range current transformers