PowerStream Reduces Outages with Survalent Technology’s SCADA System with Fault Detection, Isolation and Restoration (FDIR)

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PowerStream reduces outages with Survalent Technology’s SCADA System with Fault detection, Isolation and Restoration (FDIR).

PowerStream’s Fault Detection Isolation & Restoration (FDIR) system, fully integrated into its state-of-the art control room, is an ambitious effort in automatic isolation and restoration.

PowerStream is one of the few utilities in North America moving forward with centralized automatic switching decision-making on a distribution network. Using the Survalent SCADA software system and leveraging existing automated switches in the field on all 27.6kV feeders connected to 2 transformer stations (20 feeders in total), PowerStream is performing a two stage trial of automated system restoration following a feeder fault that trips the feeder breaker.

The primary benefit of this Self-Healing Grid Project is a reduction in outage duration for customers. It is estimated that the outage duration would be reduced by up to15 minutes for customers. FDIR was considered comparable to and consistent with other benefit/cost analyses conducted of similar automation projects in the US, regardless of location and feeder voltage.

A complete case study provided by Natural Resources Canada can be found by visiting: http://survalent.com/pdfs/fdir_casestudy.pdf

About Survalent Technology
Survalent Technology is the leading provider of real-time smart grid management systems for enabling visualization, optimization and improved operations for utilities. For over five decades, we have helped more than 400 utilities use operational data to increase reliability, efficiency and customer service. With our proven and reliable SCADA, Outage Management System (OMS), Distribution Management (DMS), Demand Response (DR), Distribution Automation (DA), Substation Automation (SA) sand SurvCentral Mobile Applications, utilities transform data into actionable intelligence. We partner with utilities across the globe to create mission critical solutions that will achieve the promise of the Smart Grid. Learn more at http://www.survalent.com.


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