DISTRIBUTION VOLT/VAR CONTROL
As part of this transformation, SCE established a program devoted to maintaining and upgrading its infrastructure to implement conservation voltage reduction on its system, along with VAR control. This program seeks to maximize the distribution system’s value, save money for customers and SCE, enabling SCE to further improve its operations and planning for the next-generation grid.
SCE is leveraging DVVC to look for an optimal system configuration that increases the efficiency of its distribution assets, including substation and field capacitors. Our team developed a dashboard for SCE that tracks the program over time and compares those results against key performance indicators set by the DVVC team. The dashboard also helps increase situational awareness of the DVVC system to support troubleshooting field issues and determining contributors — system topology, distributed generation or system dynamics — to program performance issues.