[UC42] Meter to Transformer Association Analysis

Data Quality Improvement
Situational Awareness and GridOps
Worker Safety

A use case for easy, fast and inexpensive meter-to-transformer association data verification and correction.

The Utility Problem

In electrical utilities, meter-to-transformer association data refers to the relationship between a specific meter (used to measure electricity consumption) and the transformer that serves it. This association data is important for utilities due to multiple reasons:

  • Distribution or Asset management – this data is used to monitor and manage the distribution system by providing information on the load on each transformer and identifying potential issues such as overloaded transformers or power outages.
  • Planning and forecasting – this data can also be used to plan and forecast future energy needs and to optimize the distribution system by identifying areas where additional capacity is needed (transformer upgrades or replacements).
  • Customer Service – with accurate association data, utilities can promptly identify and address issues reported by customers, such as power outages or service disruptions.

Overall, meter-to-transformer association data is an important part of managing and operating electrical utilities, as it allows for efficient management of the distribution system and improved customer service. As the meter-to-transformer association data plays a major role in utilities, so the accuracy of this data is important as well. Unfortunately, inaccurate meter-to-transformer association data is nothing unusual for utilities nowadays. Numerous errors with different levels of occurrence exist from utility to utility.

For these reasons, it is important to have a process in place which will allow for easy, fast and inexpensive meter-to-transformer association data verification and correction.


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