Improvement in Reliability of Distribution Feeders by Distribution Automation Design

The presentation will cover improvement in reliability of distribution feeders by distribution automation design. Due to frequent faults, distribution system customers experience commercial and material losses. In this presentation I will discuss the methods to calculate reliability of distribution systems, and how Distribution Automation will improve the reliability of distribution systems with reliability indices being used as a measurement tool. We will cover how data on past outages can be used to estimate outage time. I will provide examples of how distribution automation was applied, and the techniques developed to calculate, and measure improvement using reliability indices and discuss the expected improvements.

Namrata Asarpota, S&C Electric

Namrata Asarpota is a Project Engineer in the Power Systems Solutions business unit of S&C Electric Company. She has over ten years of experience as a power system engineer. Her responsibilities include conducting power system analyses for commercial and industrial customers in medium to low voltage systems, as well as renewable substations in high to medium voltages. She frequently handles projects that involve short circuit calculations, protective device coordination, arc-flash calculations, harmonic analyses, reactive compensation studies, capacitor and filter bank sizing, insulation coordination studies, and transient and switching analyses. She also has experience in reliability improvement studies.

She has expertise in power system analysis tools like ETAP, CYME, SKM, PowerFactory, EasyPower and PSCAD.


Oct 14, 2020 @ 12pm-1pm Central Time


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