in News Departments > Products & Technology
print the content item

Echelon Corp. has announced the beta availability of three new Control Operating System (COS) software applications that run on Echelon control nodes and are managed at the utility's data center.

The company says its COS Transformer Protection App enables operators to remotely monitor electrical parameters such as energy and maximum current per phase, along with physical parameters relevant to the transformer's health, such as temperature, moisture level and door open/close status.

Echelon's COS Service Quality Assurance App can continuously pull and analyze power quality and other status information from all smart meters on the distribution network, the company adds. This data can be reported in total or on an exception basis.

Alternately, in order to further reduce data deluge, Echelon says the app can instead pull and analyze data from a subset of meters that are strategically located at the middle or at the end of feeder lines.

The COS Revenue Assurance App identifies areas of loss on the distribution network by tracking energy usage at distribution transformers and comparing it with usage at meters attached to that transformer, Echelon explains. Exception data can then be reported to the operations center so that utility personnel can be deployed most efficiently.

Echelon's COS apps are currently available for beta testing through the end of the year.


Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

To Help Combat Costly Electricity Theft, Emerging Markets Turn To Smart Grid Infrastructure

According to a new report, the world loses a whopping $89.3 billion to electricity theft annually, and emerging country markets are feeling a majority of the pain.


Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

According to a new report from Accenture, the growth of solar and other resources, such as energy storage, could mean significant losses for utilities.


NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

If approved, the agreement between the two energy companies would produce one of North America's largest renewable energy players.


EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, which will create new regulations for existing power plants, the agency says it has received loads of feedback to consider.


Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

A new survey gauges rural smart grid efforts across the country and offers key findings, one of which is that nearly all utilities polled are doing something to modernize their systems.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180