Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 32579
A Fully-Automated Disturbance Analysis Vision for the Smart Grid Based on Smart Switch Data

Authors: Bernardo Cedano, Ahmed H. Eltom, Bob Hay, Jim Glass, Raga Ahmed


The deployment of smart grid devices such as smart meters and smart switches (SS) supported by a reliable and fast communications system makes automated distribution possible, and thus, provides great benefits to electric power consumers and providers alike. However, more research is needed before the full utility of smart switch data is realized. This paper presents new automated switching techniques using SS within the electric power grid. A concise background of the SS is provided, and operational examples are shown. Organization and presentation of data obtained from SS are shown in the context of the future goal of total automation of the distribution network. The description of application techniques, the examples of success with SS, and the vision outlined in this paper serve to motivate future research pertinent to disturbance analysis automation.

Keywords: Disturbance automation, electric power grid, smart grid, smart switch.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 804


[1] Hay, B. (2013). Chattanooga’s Self-Healing Electric Grid, EPB, Internal Report (PDF Document). Chattanooga, TN.
[2] Wavewin (Version E. Y.) (Software). (2010) P.O. Box 40245 Philadelphia, PA 19106-0245, Softstuf Inc.
[3] U.S. Department of Commerce. (2010). NIST Special Publication 1108: NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0. (PDF Document).
[4] Outdoor Distribution, 15.5 kV through 38 kV, Bulletin 766-30, S&C Electric Company, Chicago, USA.
[5] S&C IntelliRupter PulseCloser, Fault Interrupter Product Description, Bulletin 766-500, S&C Electric Company, Chicago, USA. This is also available on the web at Accessed April 13, 2018.
[6] Protection and Communication Setup, Bulletin 766-530, S&C Electric Company, Chicago, USA. This is also available on the web at Accessed April 13, 2018.