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A power management architecture for an electrical power distribution system, or portion thereof, is disclosed. The architecture includes multiple intelligent electronic devices (“IED's”) distributed throughout the power distribution system to manage the flow and consumption of power from the system. The IED's are linked via a network to back-end servers. Power management application software and/or hardware components operate on the IED's and the back-end servers and inter-operate via the network to implement a power management application. The architecture provides a scalable and cost effective framework of hardware and software upon which such power management applications can operate to manage the distribution and consumption of electrical power by one or more utilities/suppliers and/or customers which provide and utilize the power distribution system.

Title
Intra-device communications architecture for managing electrical power distribution and consumption
Application Number
9/723564
Publication Number
6961641 (B1)
Application Date
November 28, 2000
Publication Date
November 1, 2005
Inventor
Ronald G Hart
North Saanich
CA
Bryan J Gilbert
Victoria
CA
Michael E Teachman
Victoria
CA
Jeffrey W Yeo
Saanichton
CA
John C Van Gorp
Sidney
CA
Jason D Sheppard
Victoria
CA
Chuen Shan Simon Ki
Victoria
CA
David W Giles
Sidney
CA
Peter C Cowan
Victoria
CA
Bradford J Forth
Victoria
CA
Agent
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Assignee
Power Measurement
CA
IPC
G06F 019/00
G05B 011/01
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