Modernizing Our Electric System
We’re focused on modernizing our electric system to improve reliability and seamlessly connect more clean energy resources onto our system.
This includes expanding grid automation to build a self-healing electric system that can restore power as soon as an outage occurs. This technology optimizes the grid by helping to prevent energy waste, too.
We’ve invested more than $3 million to install more than 700 smart fuses by the end of 2020.
These smart fuses can:
- Automatically restore power when a fuse opens, like when a tree limb temporarily contacts a wire
- Protect the electric system when a problem is detected, such as a current surge or overload
We've installed more than 1,230 smart switches over the last five years.
These devices can isolate a power outage and enable system operators to remotely reroute power to customers from a backup source in minutes.