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Authors: Jennifer Hiscock, CanmetENERGY
              John Mulrooney, PowerStream       

CETC number: 2012-144

Publication date: 2012-09-06


PowerStream’s Fault Detection Isolation & Restoration (FDIR) system, fully integrated into its state-of-the-art control room, is an ambitious effort in automatic isolation and restoration. PowerStream is one of the few utilities in North America moving forward with centralized automatic switching decision-making on a distribution network.

This case study highlights the objectives, benefits and financing of the project, PowerStream’s smart grid strategy, project’s current status, as well as lessons learned and best practices.

For more information about this project, see the Smart Grid: PowerStream projects video.

For more information about CanmetENERGY’s activities related to the smart grid, visit the Smart Grid section of the website.