Automation in electricity distribution system is very important as around 80 percent of the customer power interruptions are caused due to faults in the distribution system.
“The distribution system is one of the most vital portions of the total electric supply chain so its automation has become crucial,” said Engineer Zakiul Islam, Managing Director of Northern Electric Supply Company (NESCO) Limited, while presenting his keynote paper in a seminar.
Rajshahi Chapter of Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and its Department of Mechanical Engineering organized the seminar titled “Roles of Engineers in Automation of Electricity Distribution System” at their conference hall in Rajshahi recently.
Engineer Islam said modernization of distribution system is mandatory for the utilization of Smart Grid effectively. With lots of problems in this sector, the implementation of substation automation in the distribution sector is a challenging task.