Reading a utility meter isn’t a difficult task. But if you're a public power company with tens of thousands of customers to service, simple site visits quickly become an incredible challenge—both financially and operationally.
Nearly two decades ago, utility providers began using radio frequency (RF) transmitters to enable mobile “drive by” or “walk by” meter readings. Over time, these RF transmitters became part of a robust two-way and increasingly autonomous “smart grid” utility network. Along with these advances comes a new challenge: how do you get the most value and capability out of your network?
Today, Eaton’s energy automation solutions are helping public power utilities see end-to-end benefits that were never before possible. From smart metering to demand response to substation automation, Eaton innovations are helping to make the electric grid smarter than ever.