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Eaton combines powerful automation solutions, equipment and services to help utilities modernize the electric grid and drive improvements in productivity

February 5, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA ... At DistribuTECH 2019 in New Orleans, power management company Eaton will demonstrate how it is working with utilities to modernize the electric grid. With aging infrastructure, increasing impact of weather events, more renewables coming online and workforce retirements at a high, utilities are managing a changing power landscape.  Eaton is combining intelligent automation and control solutions, equipment and expert services to help utilities address these challenges to deliver highly reliable power.

“Utilities are being asked to do more with less – manage more power sources with less budget, serve more people with less resources and do it all more sustainably,” said Ben Wallace, general manager, Energy Automation Solutions at Eaton. “Through new technologies and expansive service capabilities, Eaton is delivering more actionable data that informs decisions and drives productivity, so utilities can strengthen the grid and reduce risk to deliver even more cost-effective and reliable energy.”

At DistribuTECH booth #10843, Eaton is showcasing how it is supporting current and next generation utility power systems: 

  • Eaton’s innovative energy management circuit breakers and demand response programs, delivering industry-exclusive connectivity and intelligence for utilities. 
  • IoT solutions enabling scalable intelligence and accelerating a digital infrastructure that provides significant cost benefits for utilities and reliability improvements for utility customers, including next generation GridAdvisor Series II smart sensors
  • Visitors can preview Eaton’s Cooper Power series Form 7 control with NOVA NX-T reclosers that enable accuracy and distribution system reliability critical to smart grid applications, while providing powerful intelligence and the ability to expand as systems change. 

Eaton will also join UL during a conference educational session to address cybersecurity considerations for networked devices. On Thursday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m., Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence director Max Wandera will discuss Eaton’s approach to cybersecurity and collaboration with UL that is helping utilities address cybersecurity for critical infrastructure and has resulted in numerous industry first certifications for Eaton products and labs. For example, Eaton’s utility grid automation technology SMP IO-2230 is the first utility substation automation technology certified under UL 2900-2-2 and designed to help global customers monitor and control intelligent electronic devices on the electric grid and microgrid applications.

Learn more about Eaton’s approach to grid modernization and comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services for electrical transmission and distribution applications

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. 

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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