Self-Optimizing Grid Program

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Improving Grid Resiliency

Demands on the grid are changing because the electricity needs of our customers and communities are changing.

The self-optimizing grid:

  • Transforms the grid from original radial (hub and spoke) design to a networked, interconnected system that has more and faster ways to reconfigure, reroute and optimize power flow
  • Automatically isolates problems and reroutes power to minimize impacts to our customers and the communities we serve
  • Enables more effective integration of renewable resources on to the grid

Benefits

  • Reduces the number of power outages, as well as the length of those outages
  • Isolates problem areas for quicker mobilization and repair
  • Improves grid resiliency and ability to recover from major events
  • Enables the grid to effectively manage private distributed energy resources