Electric distribution system planning is a forecast, analysis and solution planning cycle for maintenance and development of the utility grid. The goal is to maintain safe, reliable, and affordable service while also efficiently operating the existing electrical facilities that make up the grid. Future electric distribution planning should incorporate smart grid modernization efforts such as demand response, advanced metering infrastructure, grid automation and distributed energy resources while also balancing electric power quality, supply and cost.
The traditional focus of electric distribution planning is safety, reliability, load forecasting, risk mitigation and reasonable cost.
Electric distribution system planning software
Power engineering software is designed to help address the complex and emerging challenges of the electrical engineers that support power network planning and operation. Eaton's CYME power engineering software capabilities support any type of power system simulation, including the creation of planning scenarios and case studies that accurately and efficiently assess and substantiate the impact of modifications and reconfigurations to any power network.
Eaton’s CYME software interface includes the analysis functions used by power engineers as a seamless suite of applications. CYME software provides powerful modeling capabilities that support the detailed modeling of any distribution, industrial or transmission network of any scale or complexity. Creating balanced and unbalanced networks, secondary grids, substations, nested networks, whether radial or meshed, three-, two- or single phased, is fully supported and can represented schematically or geographically. To bring the network representation even closer to reality, the modeling capabilities are supported by extensive industry-standard equipment and control libraries that can be enhanced by the user. Discover how CYME software modules can support the electric distribution system planning cycle.