• john

    I think the article covers most aspects of the distribution network and how smart switching can over come local short circuit situations.
    The smart switching network will isolate the area where the problem is and this will help the linesman to go fix it.
    The use of smart switching technology implication has to be judged against past data and perceived need.
    Believe me network suppliers are in the business of supplying power they are just as eager as you the consumer to ensure they can deliver power as every hour lost to the network costs them money.
    To ensure a total micro network to every connection would be too hideous a cost to implement so every hub and major distribution centre may have this technology.
    With multiple disruption to an areas network; it is reasonable to expect a fairly lengthy disruption to service.

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