Distribution Automation Controllers (DAC) are field terminal units (field RTUs) installed in MV distribution grids, downstream substations. DACs enable an automated grid operation with bi-directional power flows and asset management services require by Distribution System Operators to enhance grid management, improve system performance and reduce O&M cost.
DA controllers monitor and control a wide range of MV distribution equipment like pole-mounted or pad-mounted switchgears, ring main units, MV/LV transformer stations or underground switchgears, including air, oil or gas insulated installations.
Our DA controllers, combined with Low Power Instrument transformers, enable automated remote operation and deliver reliable real-time and historical data from field equipment to substation and/or utility level applications, including advanced directional fault detection, power measures, detailed oscillography and alarms like fire, floods, battery status, by means of standard protocols and tools commonly used by utilities. A single device to manage each distribution node.
adaTECH CDM series distribution automation controllers offer a comprehensive grid visibility and control features, enabling distribution automation services like fault isolation and service restoration, outage management, load balancing and Volt/Var optimization.