Imagine sitting down to dinner with family and lightning strikes a nearby utility pole, causing a power outage. Hundreds or even thousands of people could be without power.
Thanks to new fault location, isolation and service restoration technology, energy companies like LG&E and KU now have the ability to detect when an outage occurs and isolate the damage to a smaller area. Power is automatically rerouted around the problem, and many in the neighborhood, including your home, may not even lose power.
As part of a long-term project, LG&E and KU are installing more of this technology — known in the industry as "distribution automation" — on areas of the energy grid that serves customers. Customers will benefit from reduced outage times and duration.