Operations and Maintenance Improvements in Distribution Systems
The analysis covers all of the SGIG projects that are deploying smart devices on electric distribution circuits such as switches, sensors, and communications systems for reducing operation and maintenance costs from improved business practices and procedures, fewer truck rolls, longer equipment life, and better operational efficiency.
The key analysis question concerns how and to what extent does distribution automation technologies reduce costs and improve operations? Analysis objectives include:
- Determining the amount of savings in operations and maintenance costs that are achieved by the application of technologies used to automate distribution systems.
- Understanding the contribution of different technologies and the enhanced capabilities they provide for improving operations.