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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 9 Issue 6
After a four-year absence from the West Coast, the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition will return to San Diego for its 15th annual event, which takes place Jan. 25-27, 2005, with pre-conference Utility University workshops on Jan. 23 and 24.
Substation automation can mean different things to different electric utilities. To one, it could mean adding a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for remote monitoring and control to a traditional substation with mimic panels and an annunciator.
Just as intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) ushered in the era of substation automation some 15 years ago, recent breakthroughs in high-speed data collection, knowledge-based analysis and information delivery have touched off a technological revolution that is best described as “advanced substation automation.”
Distribution transformers represent a significant cost to electric utilities, both as a capital investment and as an ongoing operating expense.
At a briefing in Washington in mid-October, the Electricity Innovation Institute (E2I), an affiliate of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), announced completion of the first phase of the Intelligrid Architecture, a comprehensive communications architecture for the power delivery system of the future.
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