Enabling a stronger, smarter and greener distribution grid
Starting from the field, the focus is to increase asset visibility and grid reliability. By adding automation on the device layer, utilities improve efficiency and convert the information from analog to digital format. This step is fundamental in providing asset data for more advanced applications, like analytics in higher layers. The applications found at this level can be as diverse as deployment of an AMI and simple monitoring and control of the primary equipment, to more complex actions such as like integration and monitoring of DERs.