Distribution Automation (DA) is a rapidly growing and quickly evolving sector of the recently emerged Smart Grid initiative. DA is being implemented by many electric companies across the United States and continues to gain momentum as utilities look to provide their customers with more reliable and uninterrupted service. At the recent IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo at McCormick Place, Primera Electrical Engineers Hussain Biyawerwala, Viktor Terziysky, and Ashok Rajan presented and discussed their paper on the complex Distribution Automation schemes utilizing multiple reclosers.
There are numerous benefits in the application of DA on distribution networks across the national grid. The analysis presented in the paper aims to discuss a variety of different schemes, including autonomous Full Loop, Half Loop, and peer-to-peer communication schemes. Each example is analyzed in a step-by-step manner and a brief examination of the complications involved with the implementation of DA schemes is also presented. View the complete paper on DA system installations, specifically recloser schemes, here.
For further assistance and explanation on the different schemes best suited to benefit electric customers and the utility, contact Hussain Biyawerwala at firstname.lastname@example.org.