Definition: Distribution Automation

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Distribution Automation

DA is a family of technologies including sensors, processors, communication networks, and switches that can perform a number of distribution system functions depending on how they are implemented. Over the last 20 years, utilities have been applying DA to improve reliability, service quality and operational efficiency. More recently, DA is being applied to perform automatic switching, reactive power compensation coordination, or other feeder operations/control.[1]

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