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Efacec ACS, a smart grid solutions provider, has announced that its fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR) technology has gone live on Cobb Electric Membership Corp.'s (Cobb EMC) distribution system serving over 195,000 meters. Cobb EMC, a not-for-profit electric membership cooperative, serves more than 175,093 members across nine counties in Georgia.

According to Efacec, the FDIR technology automatically isolates faults within a smaller section of the distribution system, dramatically reducing the number of customers experiencing a power outage. Many outages that occur due to a fault can often be quickly restored by automatically re-routing power from another portion of the system, the company adds.

"The ability to automatically isolate and restore faults on distribution feeders is an advanced technology that we're excited to be able to provide for Cobb EMC members," says Bhaji Dhillon, manager of power system technologies and planning at Cobb EMC. "Over the years, we have aggressively deployed automation on our system to improve the reliability of service to our members, with over 650 SCADA-controlled switches installed. Deployment of FDIR on our distribution management system from Efacec ACS is the next step in leveraging this installed infrastructure."



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