Date: September 30, 2015
Time: 11:00am to 12:15pm EST
Price: FREE (presentation deck included)

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Volt-VAR control (VVC) is a fundamental operating requirement of all electric distribution systems. The prime purpose of VVC is to maintain acceptable voltage at all points along the distribution feeder under all loading conditions. Duke Energy, using Alstom’s Integrated Distribution Management System and VVC applications, has accomplished energy conservation through two percent voltage reduction of its Ohio service territory including over 500 circuits.

“As electric utilities like Duke Energy continue to strive to improve grid resilience and integrate more renewable and distributed energy resources, optimizing volt-VAR control is an effective means to monitor electric grid operations and improve overall grid efficiency,” said Steve Russell Duke Energy Project Director (Grid Modernization).

Join Steve Russell Duke Energy Project Director (Grid Modernization) and Ethan Boardman Alstom Grid Director (IDMS) who will explain the business drivers behind Duke Ohio’s integrated Volt/Var Optimization and Control program, the benefits, results and lessons learned.

Webinar Thought Leaders

Steve Russel

Steve Russel

Project Director – Grid Modernization
Duke Energy

Ethan Boardman

Ethan Boardman

Director – Business Development – IDMS
Alstom Grid

ModeratorH. Christine Richards

H. Christine Richards

Research Director

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