“Smarter” electric system means fewer & shorter outages

(Image Courtesy: Eversource)

BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH)  –  Eversource has announced it is installing “smart switches” on its system throughout Connecticut which will make the electric grid smarter which will mean power will be restored quicker following outages.

According to Eversource, with the 200 smart switches and using computer-assisted technology at Eversource’s operations center, power can be restored with sending out crews to inspect and make repairs.  Eversource says this will decrease outages by 30 to 50 percent.

50 smart switches have already been installed and 60 more are being installed this year and another 90 in 2017.   The switches are being placed in areas that have had more frequent outages in recent years.

The switches identify the location of an outage, isolate the problem and then reroute power to customers which will lead to outages not lasting as long and impacting fewer customers.

The cost of the switches is $13 million dollars.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s