Addressing the increasing reliability, resiliency and efficiency concerns, and preparing for the future on an aging distribution system
Grid modernization is a broad term that generally refers to the process of making electric systems more resilient, efficient, reliable and optimized for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and load side technologies. Efforts can range from distribution system hardening
of traditional poles and wire systems, through asset replacements, to updating obsolete protection systems with the newest technology, (i.e. FLISR automatically locating a fault, isolating it, and restoring service to the unaffected parts of the system).