More than 10% of power is lost from the distribution system due to inefficiencies, reducing system
reliability and costing utilities millions in lost revenue. Additionally, utilities need to manage the
complexities of new renewable energy usage, the regulatory requirements to reduce SAIDI (System
Average Interruption Duration Index) /CAIDI (Customer Average Interruption Duration Index), and the
challenges of scarce CAPEX to update an aging infrastructure with disparate and outdated systems.
GE’s broad range of distribution solutions provides greater visualization, control and automation for
centralized and decentralized applications. Advanced analytical tools and distribution automation
solutions are all connected by a secure communications network to provide the management and
controls needed to minimize downtime. Fleet management solutions incorporating continuous online
monitoring devices improve power system efficiency and reliability.