Beckwith Electric offers the smartest next generation control technology for LTC Transformers, Voltage Regulators, and Capacitor Banks for Smart Grid applications including Volt/VAr Optimization (VVO) and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR). Field proven with thousands of installed units, our controls lead the charge in advanced distribution grid solution applications.




control Features include:

Power Quality

  • Selectable 16, 32, or 64 samples per cycle. Captures sags, swells, and sub-synchronous transients

  • CBEMA Event Recording and Reporting

  • Harmonic Analysis: Provides the total harmonic distortion and the harmonic content of the load voltage and current up to the 31st harmonic. Assists in locating harmonics adversely affecting customer processes

    Every control is a Transient Recorder, PQ Meter, and Harmonic Analyzer.

True Embedded Auto-negotiable 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (Copper or Fiber)

Supports multiple concurrent sessions with multiple protocols:

  • DNP 3.0
  • IEC61850 (optional)

Full DNP Implementation

Supports DNP file transfer, read/write of binary and analog values for compatibility with different philosophies and networks of VVO or CVR applications (Centralized or Distributed Intelligence), multi-cast commands and unsolicited reports.

DNP Configuration Editor Tool

Easy drag and drop DNP points to create customized mapping for bandwidth saving operation.

SCADA Heartbeat

Our LTC and Regulator controls offer three different types of SCADA Heartbeat modes:

  • SCADA Heartbeat for LTC
  • SCADA Heartbeat for Regulator
  • Profile Switching

Our Capacitor Bank Controls offer two SCADA Heartbeat modes:

  • Standard Mode
  • Direct Mode

Cyber Security

Our new generation controls were designed and built from the ground up with enhanced cyber security provisions including compliance with the following standards:

  • NERC CIP-005-3
  • IEC 62351 (Part 1, 2, 3) Data and Communications Security
  • IEC 62351-5 Data and Communications Security
    Security for IEC 60870-5 and derivatives
  • ISO/IEC 9798-4 Information Technology- Security techniques- Entity authentication
    Part 4: Mechanisms using cryptographic check function
  • RFC 2104 HMAC: Keyed-Hashing for Message Authentication
  • RFC 3174 Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1)
  • FIPS 186-2 Digital Signature Standard (DSS), USA NIST, February 2000 Including Change Notice #1, October 2001. Only the random number generation algorithms in the appendix are used.
  • RFC 3394 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Key Wrap Algorithm
  • FIPS 180-2 Secure Hash Standard (includes SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-334 and SHA-512)
  • RFC 3629 UTF-8 a transformation format of ISO 10646.FIPS 180-2 Full DNP Implementation

Oscillographic Waveform Capture
Records can be downloaded in COMTRADE format.

Sequence of Events Recorder
With enough storage for the last 129 events.

Data Logging Continuous Recording
Massive storage for steady state recording of over a dozen parameters for periods of over one year!

Bluetooth Interface
Optional True embedded Class 1 transceiver with 128 bit encryption and enhanced security (non-discoverable, MAC filtering). Supports DNP file transfer so no bucket truck needed!

SD Card
Easiest, fastest, and safest way to upload or download data and settings to controls. No laptop needed for upgrades & data downloads. Also, it can be used as a hard key for access control to the units.