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Eaton Services and Solutions Help Utility Customers Modernize Distributed Automation Systems to Support Reliable, Secure Power
Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 01:57:30 PM


Programs will be showcased during the DistribuTECH 2015 Conference and Exhibition, Booth #2313 from February 3 through 5

Date: February 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton is showcasing its expertise in helping utility customers modernize communications infrastructure to enhance system reliability, grid security, and productivity. With world-class expertise and manufacturing capabilities, Eaton is delivering turnkey distribution automation solutions that can incorporate legacy and new equipment to provide a highly cost-effective approach to electrical grid automation. Eaton will showcase these services and supporting technology at the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in San Diego from Feb. 3-5, in Eaton booth #2313.

“Through our customized approach, Eaton is delivering the next generation of distribution and substation automation solutions to help utility customers meet the requirements of our evolving electrical system,” said John Gadbury, utility segment manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton. “Eaton’s turnkey solutions incorporate our Cooper Power series technologies, which are deployed in thousands of utilities around the world to provide secure grid monitoring and control, enabling rapid and intelligent response to changing grid conditions.”

With a global network of expert professionals, Eaton is working with utility customers to update distributed automation systems and upgrade aging remote terminal units (RTUs). Eaton’s turnkey approach does not require wholesale equipment replacement; instead, the Eaton solution provides an upgrade path for utilities to advance modernization projects to meet evolving requirements. Further, the Eaton solution can integrate into existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and distribution management systems to provide centralized and unified management.

Eaton’s Cooper Power series solutions, including SMPTM gateway technology, provide all the communication and automation functions of the advanced RTU. The Eaton solution provides a secure, single-point of access to substation data and is designed to support interoperability and interconnectivity of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). The solution also includes integrated security features to help utilities comply with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

Programs will be showcased during the DistribuTECH 2015 Conference and Exhibition, Booth #2313 from February 3 through 5

Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers and automation experts in the industry. Eaton's Electrical Services and Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle, whether design, build or support. To learn more about Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services for electrical transmission and distribution applications, visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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