FLISR Strategies for Utilities


Utilizing FLISR strategies for utilities to manage capital expenditures

BY ADAM GAUCI, Schneider Electric

In North America today, one of the key issues facing our distribution networks is the urgent need to make capital investments to replace and upgrade the sometimes neglected, aging distribution infrastructure. Additionally, new technologies are placing greater demands on this already stressed infrastructure. Some of these new and emerging technologies include distributed generation, renewables and plug-in electric vehicles. With new requirements being placed on the distribution grid, the cost to consumers of poor supply quality and low reliability is increasing.

Consumers are starting to demand higher levels of supply quality from distribution network operators. Electricity Today Magazine and Schneider Electric will discuss various fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) strategies with increasing capital expenditure (CAPEX) investment potential that can be used to improve the quality of supply.

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