Addressing Growing Reliability Demands
Electric utilities have become increasingly more concerned with the reliability demands of the modern transmission line network. Further, there are the ongoing pressures to reduce operating costs while not sacrificing quality. With growing load sizes, restricted additional line construction, and the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs), systems are becoming more complex than ever. It is, therefore, important that utilities be able to confine outages to smaller segments on the line via cost effective and reliable switching devices. The whitepaper available for download examines and provides cost comparisons for several applications where the capabilities of a transmission class switching device are employed.