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Automated Feeder Reconfiguration

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Automated Feeder Reconfiguration module fills in the gap between the calculated optimal switching status and real life, specially in presence of DER and MV feeder. It determines the optimal off-point location for a feeder under consideration of the load situation for the current switching and loading conditions.

AFR functions:

  • Emergency unloading a feeder: an overload has to be managed In case a feeder is overloaded, to reconfigure the feeder in a way that, if possible, no overloads occur
  • Load Balancing: is a function used for substations fed by parallel Transformers or Power lines
  • Optimal Configuration: minimizing losses, to provide additional transfer capacity and reduce cost at the same time.

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The feature works on radial network configurations (distribution networks) and the loads come from the load modeling module.

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