Network automation – for more effective limitation of power cuts
Ensto’s intelligent network automation solutions, such as Smartcloser reclosers and Auguste load break switch disconnectors, make the electricity distribution grid more reliable and safer by significantly shortening the duration of power outages. The solutions reduce the expense of maintaining overhead lines and the costs of breaks in transmission.
Uninterrupted power distribution is a key concern for every customer. In the event of damage to the supply network, a large part of the network may be hit by interruptions, and the source of the problem can take a long time to find. The main reasons for prolonged power cuts are trees that have fallen on power lines, storms, and snow loads on the lines. Shorter outages of a few seconds are usually due to thunderstorms or birds on the lines.
Ensto’s network automation technology is available as comprehensive solutions where both the Smartcloser and Auguste network automation devices can be used. A solution is also available for protecting a single part of a network. The solutions are ideally suited to the difficult environmental and weather conditions in Finland, and are suitable for all types of medium-voltage overhead line networks.