Distribution Automation

The CCU960 allows for real-time cellular wireless distribution monitoring and control of pole-mounted capacitor banks.

Real-Time Two-Way Cellular Wireless Capacitor Control Unit

  • Cellular wireless communications on Verizon network
    • Provides real-time two-way control, access, and reporting
    • Local operation via secure 2.4Ghz RF mesh technology
    • Real-time data logging with one year of active history
    • Programmable temperature driven operations provide real-time automation
    • Close or trip banks based on locally set voltage conditions or on a group basis from any designated control point
  • Local or remote Trip-and-Close using two 120 VAC 30 ampere relays for capacitor switch control. Unit can be set to remain in either state
  • Cloud-Based WebConnect. interoperates with existing systems SCADA / EMS to implement closed loop VAR or voltage control
    • Substation voltage management can reduce energy usage
    • Summer heat can cause end-of-line voltages to sag
    • Variable feeder lots make end-of-line voltages unpredictable

End-of-Line Voltage Reporting

Using Nighthawk Remote Control Meters

Static & Dynamic Voltage Monitoring

Nighthawk.s remote control disconnect meters provide a range of different ways to monitor and report end-of-line voltage and can disconnect or reconnect residential loads remotely.

Peak demand charges are a significant cost factor

Daily or Interval Voltage reads

Nighthawk meters can be set to report voltage on a regular automated basis. In addition, using the time-of-use feature, meters can have their voltage measurements every minute to every hour. Our cloud cellular connects bank back to Nighthawk's cloud database for utility download, analysis, and reporting

With a limited number of end-of-line meters, utilities can now have real-time voltage information with automated industry standard interconnects allowing them to exercise tighter controls with greater cost savings.

Daily or Internal Voltage Reads

  • Nighthawk meters can be set to report voltage on a regular automated basis.
  • In addition, using the Time-of-Use feature, meters can have their voltage measurements recorded every minute to every hour.
  • Our cloud cellular connection back to Nighthawk’s Cloud Database for utility downloading, analysis, and reporting.

Significant Cost Factors

  • Substation voltage management can reduce energy usage
  • Summer heat can cause end-of-line voltages to sag
  • Variable feeder lots make end-of-line voltages unpredictable

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