TECHTALK: The Night the Lights went out in Elkhart County…and Interval Data Came to the Rescue (and other case studies)

Engineers are often asked to assess the impact of re-configuring the distribution system to accommodate storm restoration, preventative maintenance or T&D construction projects. Those studies are best done by analyzing metered loads in an engineering analysis tool configured to match system conditions. Noble REMC tested such capability in February 2019, when a Piper PA-32 collided with a transmission tower near Goshen Airport. By analyzing customer loads from the prior evening, Noble REMC restored service in a timely, yet unconventional, way.


  • Krista Kotur – E&O Sr. Professional Svcs. Consultant – NISC