NEMA VT P1-2018 White Paper Focuses on the Benefits of Volt-VAR Technologies

Press Release Summary:

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s VT P1-2018- The Value of Volt-VAR Technologies covers the cost benefits of optimization and control of Volt-VAR technologies, integration of distributed energy sources and industry regulations and standards. The white paper was developed by Distribution Automation Section of the NEMA representing manufacturers of the components and systems that are used for measuring, monitoring and controlling electrical loads.


Original Press Release:

New White Paper Covers the Cost Benefits of Volt-VAR Technologies

ROSSLYN, Va., February 1, 2019—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA VT P1-2018 The Value of Volt-VAR Technologies. This new white paper covers the cost benefits of Volt-VAR optimization and control technologies, integration of distributed energy resources, and industry regulations and Standards.

“Volt-VAR technology can perform the same functions as distributed generation at a much lower cost, such as peak load reduction.” Pat Avery, VP Power Grid Automation, G&W Electric and Chair of the Distribution Automation Section.

This white paper was developed for electric utilities by the NEMA Distribution Automation Section, which represents manufacturers of the components and systems used to measure, monitor and control electrical loads on distribution systems and at distribution substations.

NEMA VT P1-2018 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

Press contact:
Tracy Cullen
703-841-3282
press@nema.org

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