The SmartConnect system with its extensive footprint and advanced metrology capabilities can provide mechanisms that enable utility owned distributed generation to be deployed with greater safety and enhanced overall system reliability. This use case describes how the utility applies SmartConnect for distributed generation. It covers the following scenarios:
• Utility uses SmartConnect or Energy Control Network (ECN) to meter utility owned distributed generation (DG).
• Utility uses SmartConnect to exchange information to utility-owned distributed generation (DG) for command and control.