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Improving PQ for Sensitive Customers by a Small Utility in SE Asia

Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2001

Location: SRP Information Services Building (ISB), 1600 N Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Speaker: Terry Chandler, Power Quality, Inc.

Topic: "Improving PQ for Sensitive Customers by a Small Utility in SE Asia"

A small utility in Malaysia was presented with new sensitive loads when high profile manufacturing companies started expanding physically and technically to meet the needs of an increasing worldwide market. The nature of these customers, in addition to the existing assessment tools, created a need for a more specialized monitoring program. A new element was introduced in the "decision to invest" process. Governing agencies sought to attract more high-technology customers to the area as well as maintain positive relationships with the existing customers. Supportive initiatives, to provide an attractive infrastructure to efficiently address reliability issues on the power system, were fully encouraged.

The following paper will demonstrate the dramatic improvement in the reliability of the power delivered based upon the establishment of a long term monitoring program. Four specific areas will be discussed: establishment of the monitoring program, development of the baseline utility performance, implementation of system improvements and evaluation of on-going results for scalability. Detailed data will be presented from both the utility service level and the customer usage level. In addition, a discussion on the economic and political ramifications of this program on the service territory will be addressed.

Speaker Bio:
Terry Chandler, Director of Engineering Power Quality Inc Yuma, AZ; Power Quality Thailand LTD; Founder: SmartGridAsia.US LTD

Mr. Chandler has more than 25 years experience in the Power Quality Industry. He focuses on measuring, documenting and consulting on Power Quality Situations in North America and Asia. He has published more than 100 papers on the various aspects of Power Quality, conducted 100's of classes and seminars on Power Quality. Mr. Chandler's current project is organizing a new venture in Asia to bring American technology to the electrical utilities SmartGrid projects in Asia.