Best Practices to Mitigate Temporary Faults on Overhead Distribution
New feeder distribution technologies are being developed to help mitigate temporary faults. These technologies utilize automatic switching principles to detect and interrupt faults, while automatically determining if the fault is temporary or permanent. This allows for fewer customer interruptions, better temporary fault identification, and fewer manual reclosing operations needed to be performed by linemen crews (which can lead to higher outage times). This report summarizes current activities by DSTAR and non-DSTAR utility members across North America, highlighting best practices and lessons learned in mitigating temporary faults.