Distribution intelligence is
|“||the part of the Smart Grid that applies to the utility distribution system, that is, the wires, switches, and transformers that connect the utility substation to . . . the customers. The power lines . . . are one part of the power distribution system.||”|
A key component of distribution intelligence is outage detection and response. Today, many utilities rely on customer phone calls to know which areas of their power distribution system are being affected by a power outage. Along with smart meters, distribution intelligence will help to quickly pinpoint the source of a power outage so that repair crews can be immediately dispatched to the problem area.
- "Distribution Intelligence" (full-text).