Feeder Fault Isolation & Restoration
When an outage occurs, fault isolation and restoration schemes provide coordinated control of multiple distribution devices to minimize the impacted area of the outage and quickly restore power to as many distribution segments as possible. There are significant opportunities to improve distribution system reliability using fault isolation and restoration schemes. But some legacy reclosers, sectionalizers, and switches don’t have monitoring and communications capabilities to automate these solutions. In these cases, Sentient Energy intelligent line sensors complement legacy devices with visibility and communications capabilities, allowing utilities to realize greater benefits from fault isolation and restoration.