EDGE Manager listens and adapts to the grid using real-time AMI voltage reads and voltage alarms. This patented approach delivers precision voltage control without the need to maintain a detailed circuit model. Integration to the AMI system means that premise-level voltages and optimization recommendations are delivered from the customer’s home to the master SCADA system seamlessly, allowing for precise Volt/VAR optimization for greater savings. EDGE Manager gives the operators the information needed to optimize the grid without duplicating or replacing current control systems.
A single summary provides a view to all control “nodes,” indicating their status and current activity. A menu allows the operator to drill down to multiple aspects of each node as desired.
Substation set points and voltage can be viewed alongside premise-level voltages to provide a direct view of circuit performance. The substation chart shows the EDGE-recommended LTC set point along with the actual bus voltage. The customer chart shows the lowest-voltage meter within the bellwether meters, along with a “low average” that represents multiple low-voltage meters on the circuit, while smoothing the variation that can occur for a single customer.
A geographical representation of premise voltages displays problem areas in real time. Color coding is used to identify voltage levels and how they compare to the circuit overall.