ABB Wireless Network To Enable Centralized Monitoring And Control In New York

2017-02-06 - Power Online news article - January 30, 2017
Central Hudson Gas & Electric (Central Hudson), has begun territory-wide deployment of an ABB wireless communications network, which will provide a foundation for aggregating multiple utility applications through an integrated distribution automation program. The initiative is part of a major system reformation project to improve network efficiency and reliability.

The distribution automation program will revitalize Central Hudson’s distribution grid, improving the utility’s ability to meet demand for uninterrupted power supply. Reliable communications will be a key element of this program involving the deployment of technologies that will enable the centralized monitoring and control of distribution area devices, for the first time.

ABB’s high capacity and resilient field area wireless network will enable communication between the distribution automation equipment such as electronic reclosers, switched capacitor banks and voltage regulators to the main Distribution Management System.

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