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Faulted service indicators reduce restoration time

June 8, 2015 | Jason Kuiper | how does that work, T&D
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Equipment eliminates time wasted when finding a fault in need of repair

What are they? Faulted indicators are devices that can detect a fault in the electrical system.

What does it do? The device samples load current and sets a trip point. They provide visual cues to help line crews find an isolate the problem.

Where are they? FSI’s can be found on overhead power lines in certain areas of the service territory, in underground ???

What are the benefits? FSI’s are one of the most cost-efficient ways a utility can improve reliability and cut down on customer outage times.

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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and three children, and reading crime novels.

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