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Crafting a Successful EMS Upgrade Strategy

August 2, 2017 | Mike Bianco & Michael H. Schrameyer

A proven plan can help avoid common pitfalls.

After more than 50 years of product development and operation in utilities, one might expect the implementation of an Energy Management System (EMS) to be “plug and play.” Unfortunately, the complexity of power and network applications and the uniqueness of each utility’s power system make an EMS deployment anything but simple. However, understanding common pitfalls and best practices can significantly reduce risk and improve the opportunity for a successful deployment of this complex control system. This article identifies key activities in planning and implementation that illustrate lessons learned and best practices for deploying an EMS.

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