TITLE

Isn't it Time You Took Another Look at Distribution Automation?

AUTHOR(S)
Bingham, Nathan
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Utility Automation & Engineering T&D;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article advises electric distribution companies on how to achieve greater functionality out of distribution automation technologies such as automated meter reading (AMR) and fault sectionalization. AMR automatically read meters to compile customer electric usage data for billing purposes. On the other hand, fault sectionalization is accomplished by fusing a distribution line keeping the lights on for customers ahead of the fuse. It offers utility the added benefits of reclosing as well as auto-restoration capabilities, further reducing the possible impact of an outage.
ACCESSION #
19862925

 

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