Predictive Data Analytics for Fault Prevention

The advent of technology and communications has allowed for extensive data to be collected on a distribution system. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) has allowed for this data to be collected and interpreted in real time. Events that happen on the distribution system of a transient nature are now able to be captured, analyzed and interpreted in near real time, and can be responded to on a fast timeline. The response may be efficient enough to isolate and test a suspected piece of equipment before a fault ever occurs; this can have a big impact on outage metrics.


  • Troy Knutson, P.E. – Manager of Engineering – Cass County Electric Cooperative