Utilities attach a power quality device to meters at homes or businesses. It to gather data on the electricity quality there. When customers see “blinking” lights or other inconsistencies in their electricity, OPPD’s various power quality devices help in the troubleshooting process.
The three different devices measure the amount of current and voltage at a home or business. The devices are essentially mini computers that record data about the current and voltage, such as fluctuations, spikes and dips, as well as the times of those fluctuations. The devices stays at the location for days or weeks, depending on the frequency of the original customer concern.
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