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News Release
Connie Smith
Cooper Power Systems
Smart Grid Ready Control Delivers Automation and Efficiency
New Cooper Power Systems CBC-8000 capacitor bank control is built to adapt to evolving
challenges from the Smarter Grid.
WAUKESHA, WI, June 19, 2012 — The new CBC-8000 capacitor bank control, the newest
member of a line of fully integrated controls developed by Cooper Power Systems, features a
modular, universal design capable of being deployed as a single, stand-alone field device or as an
integrated part of an entire automation solution to enhance grid efficiency and power quality. The
CBC-8000 control can easily adapt to changes in the distribution system ─ without hardware
―Utilities need intelligent solutions to improve distribution system voltages and power factor in order
to manage generation demand and energy consumption while maintaining power quality,‖ said
Mark Thurman, president, Cooper Power Systems. ―The CBC-8000 is an easy-to-configure-andmaintain Smart Grid control, and maximizes long-term return on investment as the Smart Grid
expands and networks evolve. This control improves energy efficiency and system voltages in the
distribution system, and as a result, a greater percentage of energy is delivered to paying
The CBC-8000 control is specifically designed for remote operation and retrieval of field
measurement data for analysis by integrated Volt/VAR applications. This highly flexible and
programmable control delivers three-phase site measurements and neutral current sensing. Each
CBC-8000 also supports independent conservation voltage reduction (CVR) thresholds, and easy
integration into a variety of communication radios, radio networks, and SCADA or DMS systems.
The control is available radio-ready or with a utility radio installed at the factory. Configurations can
be upgraded or downloaded through Cooper Power Systems ProView NXG™ software utilizing
the control’s local USB connection, or remotely from the office using radio communications. The
CBC-8000 Capacitor Bank Control
CBC-8000 meets IEC standards supporting 120/240 Volt and 50/60 Hz electrical systems for
global applications.
Cooper Power Systems, a leader in electrical power delivery and reliability solutions for the utility,
commercial, and industrial markets, offers the full suite of power quality software and apparatus to
support Volt/VAR management solutions with unparalleled expertise to make automation seamless
with Yukon™ Volt/VAR Management automation software, CBC-8000 capacitor bank control,
capacitor banks, CL-6B voltage regulator controls, and voltage regulators.
For more information on Cooper Power Systems products, please visit us at
Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Mike Petrasek of Burson-Marsteller at
(412) 394-6611 or
About Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), and a global
manufacturer and provider of world-class power delivery apparatus and solutions for the utility,
commercial, and industrial markets. The company maintains a complete portfolio of products and
services required to transform, protect, connect, and build out an electric power system
backbone. Smart apparatus – voltage regulators, capacitors, reclosers, switchgear, smart sensors,
and controls – integrated with enterprise level software and secure communications enable
customers to increase productivity, optimize asset efficiency, improve system reliability, and reduce
costs. Reliability and grid-point solutions include: Integrated Volt/VAR Control (IVVC), feeder, and
substation automation systems. End-point solutions include: Advanced Metering Infrastructure
(AMI) and Demand Response (DR). The company is a leading provider of engineering optimization
and modeling tools. For more information, please visit
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011
revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a
constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest
ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions
with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann
electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment;
Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With
this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends
including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of
the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved
electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and
utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States.
Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the
website at