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Data Acquisition and Control (DAC)

November 2010
Electric Power Research Institute
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Smart Grid, distribution, operations, DER, transmission, field equipment, SCADA, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, EPRI Use Case Repository, data acquisition and control, dac, mechanisms, data retrieval, issues control commands, power system equipment, utility control centers, engineering, planning

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.