GE’s Fault Detection Isolation and Restoration (FDIR) solution improves reliability and customer service by reducing the duration and extent of forced outages due to faults on the electrical distribution grid. GE’s FDIR solution locates faults, isolates outages, and allows for a quicker return to the grid’s original configuration after repairs are complete. GE’s FDIR solution supports a wide variety of automation levels from remote dispatcher control to fully automatic control.
GE's Fault Detection Isolation and Restoration (FDIR) solution is designed to reduce fossil fuel consumption and corresponding vehicle emissions by reducing travel for line patrols and manual switch operation. For a 1 million customer utility that fully automates 20% and remotely controls 10% of its feeders, this is designed to reduce service vehicle travel by 30,000 miles, avoiding the consumption of 4,100 gallons of fuel equivalent to 41 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.