Distribution Automation

Distribution Automation

Distribution Automation improves the reliability and availability of power distribution grids. The functionality ranges from monitoring to fully automated applications, including new solutions such as FLISR, voltage and reactive power compensation, and power quality.
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Distribution Automation

Solutions or Applications

Our solutions for distribution automation guarantee the cost-optimized operation and maintenance of primary equipment, increased supply safety and voltage quality, and a rapid adjustment to changes in the distribution network. Also included are new applications such as fault detection, fault location, voltage and reactive power compensation, and power quality measurements.

Behind the scenes – Self optimized grid to the largest onshore fish farm in Norway

Ideal for Distribution Grid Operators and Industry. This session will cover an extraordinary sample how the needs in an integrated and cost beneficial solution for the largest onshore fish farm in Norway are covered. The SICAM Application of Self Optimizing Grid integrates in an holistic approach 8DJ switchgears, SIPROTEC 5 protection relays, SICAM A8000 and SICAM PAS to an unique application to serve and preserve 39 MW for the farm.

Mastering distribution grid diversification by IoT

Beside historic tasks the distribution grid is used for new services. Various aspects considered to build new strategies struggle with the lack of data. We will present how to get data and more imported which insights are going to improve reliability and operational costs.

Reliability of energy supply and power quality: cost-effective responses to growing requirements

Reliability of energy supply primarily depends on the distribution network, and its importance is growing. It is generally quantified by two indicators: SAIDI (non-availability) and SAIFI (interruption frequency). In many cases, explicit power quality criteria are even being included in contracts between customers and utilities. Moreover, regulators in liberalized markets are requiring that utilities document network reliability, or they define explicit performance targets. Many countries even impose penalties for non-compliance.

This being the case, power quality is becoming more and more of a focus. Operators are requiring suitable measures that allow them to acquire information from the distribution network at any time, and thus to control the distribution network more efficiently. Intelligent concepts for network operation can help achieve the defined performance goals which make them a key factor in supplying energy cost-effectively. Knowing which measures supply which measurable added value for network operation is becoming increasingly important. Our system solutions take all these topics into account and provide all possible functions for fault detection, fault location, and fault correction within a network segment.


Operation: cost-optimized and efficient

The greatest benefits are achieved when circuit breakers are used with the appropriate protection functions. Network segments can be operated fully automatically by means of local self-healing functions, and switching operations for reconfiguring the network can be initiated centrally from the control room.


Distribution Automation – Products

Distribution Automation significantly improves the reliability and availability of power distribution grids. Functions range from remote monitoring and control to fully-automated applications, such as high-speed FLISR (Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration), Volt / VAR Control and others.

Greater efficiency – thanks to perfectly tailored solutions

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