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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 8 Issue 2
City Public Service of San Antonio (CPS) is the second largest municipal utility in the United States, serving more than a half-million electric customers and more than 300,000 natural gas customers.
Wholesale conversion is rarely an option for an established utility wanting to engage in substation automation.
DistribuTECH bypassed its traditional coastal setting this past Feb. 4-6, and for the first time in its history convened in Las Vegas. Far from being a distraction, the bright lights of the Vegas Strip provided the perfect mood lighting for the power industry's leading technology conference.
Although utilities often find it difficult to prove that a large-scale automated meter reading (AMR) deployment provides an acceptable return-on-investment, AMR has long been successful for niche applications. One of the most effective uses of AMR is for transient locales, such as apartments in college towns, where constant customer turnover makes manual meter reading expensive.
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