From the meter, through the substation and to the control room, new information and technology must work together to deliver optimal performance.
Customers today expect access to good information on demand, 24/7, with the ability to speak with a live voice when needed.
Effective business planning and financial system design serve as the critical underpinning to all utility projects, programs, and services.
Hometown Connections serves as a unique catalyst for the exchange of information on what works best for public power utilities of every size.
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Taking Advantage of IEDs and Other Automation Advances through Flexible SCADA System
At the City of San Marcos, Texas, Electric Utility, the time had come to replace an antiquated and limited SCADA system. The old system was not well supported, not fully compliant with NERC regulatory standards, and not built on a Windows® platform. At the time, the San Marcos Electric Utility could not receive the full complement of data from its Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) connected to the SCADA system.
Retired Public Power Leaders Share Expertise as Mentors and Temporary Staff
Like most of his public power colleagues, Tim Werdmann wears many hats for the City of Hamilton, Ohio. He began his career with the city as an attorney in the law department, handling labor relations and union contract negotiations. Today, Werdmann is the Director of Utility Operations and Deputy City Manager, responsible for power supply management, electric field services, hydroelectric generation, fossil fuel generation, and transmission & distribution.