This session will discuss and present techniques for using data collected by an Automatic Meter Reading System to improve the operation and management of an Electric Distribution System. Specific examples include the use of the PI System for Dynamic Load Management Modeling and Transformer Load Analysis Applications. The potential for using the PI System as a Technical Meter Data Management system will also be discussed.
Mr. Pritchard graduated from Clemson University in 1990 with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering and is completing the requirements for a Master of Engineering Degree at Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. He has been with PECO Energy for 15 years. His most recent assignment is with the Exelon Meter Reading Technologies group, where he was responsible for linking PECO’s Intergraph Outage Management System with their Cellnet Automatic Meter Reading System. Other areas of experience include electric distribution & transmission, substation automation and communications (Broadband over Power Line and Fiber Optic). Mr. Pritchard specializes in finding new applications of existing and emerging technologies.