There are few low-cost technology investments available in the market today that can provide the means to reduce operational costs, improve investment decision-making at the same time providing increased distribution line reliability and safety.
Decreased revenue outcomes for many Australian utilities means both operational and capital expenditure must be reduced in real terms. This requires a radical change in emphasis in asset management and work practices and new thinking to adequately manage risks and performance.
A new technology known as Distribution Fault Anticipation, offers a means to manage this situation with significant benefits in reducing operating cost and increasing reliability and safety of distribution networks.
Source: 'Energy Source and Distribution’ magazine, Australia, Nov/Dec issue 2015