Circuit-Level Reliability Assessment

Certain distribution circuits in a power system are more vulnerable to random contingencies due to diffenerences in their topology, opportunities to shift load, and reserve substation bank capacity.
The Energynet model's wide-area range and topological awareness can identify vulnerable circuits, helping to identify and quantify the direct benefits of reliability improvement projects.
The Energynet model can quantify the reliability benefits of a given project in terms of a direct reduction in expected un-served load.
A regional power network with high reliability overall can have a few highly vulnerable circuits.
  • Direct reliability benefits of automated switching
  • Reliability impact of circuit-level demand response
  • Reliability benefits of distributed generation



Circuit-level demand response in strategic locations can have significant reliability value where by extending post-contingency load shift opportunities for vulnerable circuits.