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National Grid to Use Volt/VAR Optimization Technology for Rhode Island

Utilidata's AdaptiVolt VVO Solution to Be Deployed on Seven Circuits in Rhode Island

National Grid has selected Utilidata's AdaptiVolt Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) solution to be deployed on seven electric distribution circuits in Rhode Island. Utilidata was selected through a competitive bid process.

“We ultimately chose Utilidata because voltage optimization is part of National Grid’s strategy to continue to provide our customers with safe, reliable service, while increasing customer value through energy efficiency,” said Timothy F. Horan, president of National Grid Rhode Island. “Utilidata’s innovative approach to voltage control by using digital signal processing is unique in the industry and brings results on both voltage control and reduced voltage regulator operations. We are also pleased to be working with a Rhode Island-based company that has both a domestic and global reach. Our investment in this project will be beneficial both for the customer and the economy of Rhode Island.”

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