Distribution automation is the application of digital sensors, controls and software to the medium-voltage distribution network. Done well, it improves reliability through better situational awareness, outage management, remote diagnostics and switching and other techniques.
See below for relevant distribution automation research reports. Click the title to jump to a descriptive page.
DISTRIBUTION AUTOMATION RESEARCH RECOMMENDED BY SGN
Global CAPEX and O&M Expenditure Outlook for Electric Power T&D Investments: 2011-2012
Some research firms make market forecasts by guessing what was sold last year and then guessing how much will be sold next year. Newton-Evans uses a more solid methodology -- they survey utility buyers, then chart the trends. Q2 2011.
The Value of Distribution Automation
A thorough and detailed report quantifying the value streams created by employing distribution automation. March 2009