Research and field trials by the ADMS Team has identified that the outage challenges that Utilities face in managing their Smart Grids include
1.Fault Detection – permanent and intermittent faults on all network types to minimise outages and reduce regulatory fines by monitoring:
- Frequency and ROCOF (Rate of Change of Frequency)
- Voltage and Current amplitude variations.
- Short Interruptions.
- Load/mean value of power and current
- Customers Interruptions (CI) and Customer Minutes Lost (CML).
2.Power Quality – identify early network loads and customers who are causing quality of supply issues, and who can be penalised.
3.Regulatory Compliance – identify ‘at risk’ network parameter breaches and facilitate compliance reporting.
4.Renewable Energy Management – identify potential network stability issues and support renewable energy
5.Network Capacity Demand Management – Identify network ‘hot spots’ and support annual capacity
An Active Distribution System Management system addresses all of these to quickly detect, locate and correct outages with mass deployment of low-cost MV/LV monitoring units with local fault detection/reporting and central processing, to provide:
- Fault Location Identification for System Restoration (FLISR),
- State Estimation,
- Load Forecasting,
- Power Control,
- Power Quality Evaluation,
- Utility KPIs for quality of service evaluation.
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