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FLISR, VVO, and DERMS, Oh My! Putting Distribution Automation to Work

Did you know that the power system can reconfigure itself when a fault occurs and that it can automatically adjust line voltage so that the energy delivered to your house is just right? Did you know that adding wind and solar power to the grid can make it less reliable? Join Dave Whitehead as he talks with automation engineer Bryan Fazzari about how distribution automation is meeting these engineering challenges head-on.

The Guest

Bryan Fazzari

Bryan Fazzari

Development Lead Engineer, SEL R&D

Bryan Fazzari specializes in developing technology for critical infrastructure. A patented inventor, he has driven the development of numerous distribution automation solutions, including fault location, isolation, and service restoration (FLISR), centralized volt/VAR control, photovoltaic (PV) plant control, industrial high-speed load shedding, and wide-area data collection, archiving, visualization, and monitoring systems.

Prior to joining Research & Development, Bryan was an automation group manager in SEL’s Engineering Services division, where he designed, tested, and commissioned solutions at sites throughout the United States.