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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 10 Issue 4
The United States is one of the most electrically dependent nations in the world.
Today's competitive pressures and siting obstacles make sound planning for transmission system expansion more important-yet more uncertain-than ever before.
In an ideal world, an electric utility engineer monitoring the company’s assets would hear an alarm, look at a computer screen, see an area experiencing an outage and immediately have access to information needed to fix the underlying cause, restore power and keep customers informed of progress-all without leaving his station.
For years, the power utility industry has struggled with standardization of communications in the substation environment.
Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) is responsible for the delivery of electric, gas, propane gas, water, wastewater and broadband services for more than 50,000 customers in its roughly 559-square-mile territory in west Tennessee, approximately halfway between Memphis and Nashville.