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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 13 Issue 7
You promised the boss you’d attend that 11:00 meeting. But, the plumber who said he’d be at your home by 9:00 is more than an hour and a half late.
Smart metering, also referred to as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), is one piece of the puzzle in developing smart grids.
In 2005, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp., initiated a project to identify protection system improvements that could be made to proactively combat sustained power outages resulting from wind- and lightning-related weather events.
Many of the drivers for implementing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) are no different from initiatives put in place by successful companies throughout the globe: improving operational efficiencies, decreasing liabilities, controlling costs, optimizing the workload on personnel, increasing customer satisfaction, creating a library of actionable information, improving cash flow, etc.
The need to make major improvements in the nation’s power grid is widely recognized, with Title XIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 providing the needed legislative and political support for a “smart grid.
Operation Technology Inc. (OTI), developer of the ETAP enterprise solution for electrical power systems, has released ETAP 6.0, which incorporates a robust set of new features and enhancements, including new analysis modules, time-saving capabilities, and faster processing time.