The Bidoyng Smart Fuse project
The smart fuse was designed to automatically insert a secondary fuse into a circuit following a transient fault to restore supplies to our customers and send an alarm to our control centre. The smart fuse reduces the restoration time for low voltage transient faults to less than three minutes, and removes the need for an engineer to attend site.
The aim of this project was to deploy the smart fuse into business as usual and understand its ability to improve quality of supply. As a result we have now installed several hundred smart fuses on our low voltage network as a standard means of addressing faults, helping to restore supplies to our customers every day.
See our project documents or our video on transient faults below.