Remote controlled switches (RCS) are used to enhance the recovering process of distribution grids. Commonly installed on MV-lines to sectionize feeders, they are a cheap and efficient way to improve the B criterion as well as the incident localisation speed.
This document explains and models the impact of Remote controlled equipment on B criterion and reactivity depending on grid structure and organisation (II and III). This model is then used to define an optimal remote controlled switcher number per feeder on each specific area (V).
It leads to two main results: French territory is not homogeneously equipped and a lot of areas need a strong RCS policy. RCS efficiency on distributor performance is also proved to be high even for well-equipped areas.
Author: Wagner, Thibaut