PPL Electric Utilities Corporation’s Smart Grid project includes new equipment to automate distribution circuits integrated through the installation of new grid communications and control systems. New automation equipment is being installed at 10 distribution substations and 50 distribution circuits in the coverage area. The project focuses on upgrades in south-central Pennsylvania, largely in the vicinity of the City of Harrisburg. The distribution automation equipment enhances system reliability through better protection and faster response and isolation of outages, while simultaneously lowering costs for operations and maintenance of the system. An additional objective is to improve the voltage for delivered electricity, reducing customer usage and deferring the need for additional power generation capacity in the region.
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