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Data Acquisition and Control (DAC)

Publication Date: December 2010
Publishing Organization: Electric Power Research Institute
Format: PDF

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This is a use case document about the Data Acquisition and Control (DAC) function, used in transmission and distribution operations, which is comprised of multiple types of mechanisms for data retrieval from field equipment and issues control commands to power system equipment in the field, including field device and systems located in substations, and between field devices and various systems (including, but not limited to, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems) located in DER and utility control centers and engineering/planning centers.