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In August 2010, Milsoft began its first pilot study of real-time grid analysis at Owen Electric, KY. In this pilot, the IT requirements of the server platform necessary to acquire AMR data and SCADA in real-time were tested, and the use of load allocation/load flow converted to automatically perform in real time was investigated. While this was a simple circuit with a 60-m total, the results were successful in proving that real-time distribution analysis is possible. The accuracy of results is still under study; however, the ability to perform these studies automatically in real time was proven. Milsoft will attempt to expand this study, as well as begin additional pilots at South Plains Electric, TX, and Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, MN, prior to the 2011 conference. This paper will explain the methods used and report on progress. Additional results available at the time of the 2011 conference will be included in the presentation.
Date of Publication: July-Aug. 2012