Read what T&D World (March 2014; pp 86-90) has to say about SMART and how it has helped People’s Electric Cooperative (PEC) in Oklahoma. The PEC catapulted its transmission capacities from a six-substation utility to a twenty-one-substation utility, thus creating a massive technical and management challenge. Normally, such an asset expansion would result in a proportionate growth in support staff and management, but PEC was able to manage this 350% increase in asset inventory without increasing its technical staff.
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