Reduce electrical system losses.
With the ever increasing need to reduce electrical system losses, voltage conservation is an important tool for utilities seeking to reduce electrical demand by minimizing electrical losses. Utilities use an integrated volt-VAR control system to determine the optimal settings for all distribution voltage regulating and control devices. However, typical IVVC systems use on-line power flow estimates with stale data. Since utilities are required to maintain a set voltage to their customers, most integrated volt-VAR systems use overly conservative values to prevent unacceptably low voltage conditions.
EnergyAxis allows utilities to collect feeder voltage measurements from electric network elements at strategic feeder locations and provides flexible voltage monitoring and notification capabilities to provide alerts if feeder voltage levels exceed desired limits. This field-proven Smart Grid capability of EnergyAxis enables utilities to implement voltage conservation initiatives while maintaining the required level of service to customers.