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Decision Support System for Outage Management and Automated Crew Dispatch

United States Patent Application

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A decision support system is provided for utility operations to assist with crew dispatch and restoration activities following the occurrence of a disturbance in a multiphase power distribution network, by providing a real-time visualization of possible location(s). The system covers faults that occur on fuse-protected laterals. The system uses real-time data from intelligent electronics devices coupled with other data sources such as static feeder maps to provide a complete picture of the disturbance event, guiding the utility crew to the most probable location(s). This information is provided in real-time, reducing restoration time and avoiding more costly and laborious fault location finding practices.
Kang, Ning (Cary, NC), Mousavi, Mirrasoul (Cary, NC)
14/ 329,164
July 11, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Agreement DE-OE0000547 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.