Short description of recent trade show visits, highlighting increased supplier and customer awareness of distribution automation as stepping-stone to renewables integration and development of smart grid
Suppliers Converging on Electricity Distribution Automation Opportunity
Donald Henschel | IMS Research
Even at Metering America in Dallas, a show which focuses on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) projects in the Americas, AMI solution providers signaled their growing interest in playing a role in the automation of feeder lines upstream of their utility meters. Whether by providing enhanced grid diagnostic information through analysis of metering endpoint data or by using AMI networks to communicate with intelligent grid devices like capacitor bank controllers or fault indicators, these market participants are responding to the opportunity beyond AMI, which is achieving mature market penetration in North America.
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