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Distribution Automation (DA)

Distribution Automation (DA)

Enhance your distribution network with our Distribution Automation Solution. Distribution Automation brings enhancements to the distribution network which have historically functioned autonomously, responding to local signals and conditions without operations center involvement. DA applications can include remote monitoring and control of components in the substation (substation automation), components on feeders (feeder automation), and components at customer sites (meter automation). Each of these solutions provide a distinct element of managing the distribution grid and these applications help utilities improve operational efficiency, system reliability and asset utilization.

Trilliant’s SecureMesh® WAN was designed to provide a cost-effective broadband networking solution to enable communications throughout the entire distribution grid. Through a patented wireless mesh system, the standards-based SecureMesh WAN can connect grid devices with high capacity and low latency links, offering Smart Grid solutions that support both AMI backhaul as well as distribution networking.

Applications Enabled by Deploying Distribution Automation

  • Volt/VAR Optimization
  • Transformer Monitoring
  • Fault Detection, Identification and Recovery (FDIR)
  • Substation Automation
  • SCADA
  • Line Switch Automation
  • Voltage Monitoring
  • Substation Video Monitoring

Features & Benefits

Reliability

  • Remote monitoring and predicative maintenance
    • Reduction in the number and duration of outages
    • Reduction in the number of equipment failures
  • Facilitated field repairs
  • Improved customer satisfaction

Efficiency

  • Enhanced utilization of generation sources such as power flow control from central and distribution sources
  • Reduced operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses
  • Improves Forecasting

Asset Utilization and Protection

  • Grid load information for planning
  • Optimized capital expenditure timing
  • Improved safety