Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Algorithmic Automation
Live
Apr 2013
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UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
None
Comms & IT
£1,000,000.00
UKPN have made extensive use of a hard coded script automation system, which has had a significant positive impact on its quality of supply performance. This system automatically responds to a source circuit breaker tripping by locating the fault using Fault Passage Indicators (FPI), isolates the fault using pre programmed remote control switches along the feeder, and finally restores as many customers as possible by closing either the normal open point or source feeder circuit breaker.
The project expects the following objectives to be fulfilled:

  • The automatic reconfiguration of the distribution network following a fault

  • Impacts of High Voltage (HV) faults on the distribution network.