Feb 20, 2014
From the Global Energy Institute
The outage management process has undergone remarkable changes over the last several decades. The need to respond to power outages when they occur has been around since the first lines were run from utility to customer. The outage management system (OMS) applications of today are far different from systems used just a decade ago. Higher customer demand for reliability and quick resolution of outages continually presses utilities to enhance and refine their OMS applications.
This article reviews the benefits and addresses the obstacles of using smart meters for outage management. This article was originally published in the January/February 2014 issue of Electricity Today magazine and appears here with permission.