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Reliability Improvements from the Application of Distribution Automation Technologies - Initial Results

November 2012
Department of Energy
Reliability, Distribution Automation, DOE

This report presents information about these projects on the types of devices and systems being deployed, deployment progress as of June 30, 2012, expected benefits, and initial results.The report discusses the new capabilities being implemented including enhanced outage detection, automated feeder switching, and remote diagnosis and notification of the condition of distribution equipment. Of the 48 SGIG electric distribution reliability projects, 42 are implementing automated feeder switching making it the most prevalent approach in the SGIG program for achieving distribution reliability objectives.