El Paso Electric Chooses Feeder Automation Scheme

Nov. 22, 2010
El Paso Electric has choosen Efacec ACS’ FASTapps technology.

El Paso Electric has chosen Efacec ACS’ FASTapps technology. FASTapps (Feeder Automation and Substation Technology applications) is a flexible substation-based solution for improving network performance, reliability and efficiency through self-healing feeders.

FASTapps features:

  • FASTapps easily adapts to any abnormal network configuration in real–time – no pre-defined scripts or programming is required.
  • Works with existing switches, controllers and protection schemes - leveraging existing infrastructure.
  • Expands easily to a large number of feeders or devices.
  • Slashes restoration times to less than 20 seconds, dramatically improving key performance indices.

El Paso Electric has embarked on a key smart grid project to implement distribution automation, funded partially through a smart grid stimulus grant agreement signed with the DOE in April of this year. The second phase of the project, slated for 2011, will include a distribution management system with feeder automation for the Van Horn region in EE’s Texas service territory.

El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. El

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