Electric utility people - I want you to imagine the most mischievous 3 year old child you have ever known.
- Jul 22, 2019 12:40 pm GMT
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Electric utility people - I want you to imagine the most mischievous 3 year old child you have ever known. With this child in your house you accidentally leave a Sharpie marker on your countertop. Wouldn’t it be nice to know the instant the 3 year old grasps the oh so sweet Sharpie before they mark up everything? The sooner you know that the 3 year old has a Sharpie the better!
So applying this to electric utilities that serve extreme fire threat areas, don’t you want to know the exact time and location where your “crazy pyromaniac” transmission and distribution assets may have started a fire with a fault? How about self reporting the possible fire start location (depending on fire and weather conditions) within seconds of the fault itself? How practical would it be to deploy a firefighting team or a fire scout for every fault when fire conditions were at worst case scenario? What technology are you willing to deploy (and develop) to improve your fault location accuracy? A fire is just like a 3 year old with a Sharpie, the sooner you catch it the less destruction.