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Notes and Additional Benefits
Typical medium-sized feeder with 1K customers, 2 miles long.
Outage duration time is time to 80% restoration
Best Reliability Improvement targets 50% outage duration reduction while Balanced Approach targets 35%, and Shortest Payback targets 20%.
Default value of 1 fault per mile over 10 years based on DOE ARPA info (pg 2): https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/FileContent.aspx?FileID=1de2d4b1-1f9d-4ab2-b4ce-823cafd2a3df
CMI value based in ICE calculator https://icecalculator.com/, Sentient Energy Case Studies, and Primary Market Research
- Improved safety and efficiency with reliable local fault indication
- Reduce O&M costs from decreased patrol times
- Return on capital investment through rate cases