Smart grid technology offers many opportunities to improve reliability of service delivery. Gridstream features proven outage detection and restoration notification that can be integrated with outage management systems to help locate outages – often before a customer call – and ensure all power is restored before crews leave the area. And by automating distribution devices, faults can be closed off and power rerouted to ensure the majority of power customers have service while repairs are being made.
Outage management applications provide the following benefits:
- Predictive analytics to find trouble spots and perform preventative maintenance that can prevent outages from occurring
- Unsolicited outage notifications that can be imported into existing OMS software
- Restoration notifications so crews know all repairs have been made
- Auto sectionalization of faults to keep the power on for as many customers as possible
Western Indiana Energy (WIN) REMC is a distribution cooperative serving …