UU 202: Line Sensor Deployment for Distribution Automation: Practical Deployment, Data Collection and Use Cases

DistribuTECH 2017


UU 202: Line Sensor Deployment for Distribution Automation: Practical Deployment, Data Collection and Use Cases

Monday, January 30, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost for this course is $300.00


Jared Hafer
RF Field Engineering
TAV Networks
Jeff Teuscher
Asset Strategist
Dayton Power & Light – Asset Management
Joe Tavormina
TAV Networks Inc.


This course covers the practical aspects of line sensor deployment, radio communications, data management and the use of line sensor data in utility operations. It’s designed to give attendees a basis for planning and executing their own line sensor projects. This course begins with a short background on line sensors and explores a handful of use cases in more detail, including use of line sensors to bracket fault location and in calculated fault location and vegetation management. The instructors will present “lessons learned” from field deployments at PG&E and DP&L. The course closes with a discussion of line sensor data management, network security requirements and effective presentation of data to system operators. The important topics of sensor data backhaul, the use of cellular radio data services and RF coverage are reviewed with emphasis on both technical and business issues.

Who Should Attend
• Operations and planning engineers
• Asset managers
• Field network deployment staff
• Executives and managers involved in distribution automation




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