A large northeast utility electric provider is continually looking for ways to innovate and support their customers with the best service possible. As such, C&D Technologies has designed, engineered and is now producing a 48V 170Ah Li-Tel system for UCOMM applications inside utility substations. The Lithium Ion batteries are a strategic solution to address the need for more bandwidth and power as security is enhanced and 24 hr. back-up of fiber-based comms is required. Centralized battery monitoring and automated reporting is made possible with C&D NetGuardian BSM at their centralized NOC, reducing truck rolls and load testing. As more substations are converted to C&D, they will continue to see further cost avoidance with the increased efficiency.