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.



Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.


How A GIS Can Help Utilities Address The Aging Workforce And Capitalize On Data

Baby Boomers, whose experience and know-how have served the utility industry so well for decades, are retiring. The author suggests utilities can use a geographic information system (GIS) to fill in resultant knowledge gaps.


Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires

SaskPower is investigating two new meter failures, and Portland General Electric is working to replace 70,000 Sensus units amid fire concerns.


SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180