​Detecting the degradation of distribution feeder components is essential for a reliable and resilient power system. Present approaches are often reactive, while a proactive system that identifies the potential causes for faults and recommends mitigation strategies would be advantageous.

NRECA is seeking five co-op partners to advise and provide data for the development of the Incipient Failure Identification for Common Grid Asset Classes (IFID) project, which will initiate predictive and prescriptive maintenance tools for distribution utilities. NRECA has partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on this effort. The following advisory provides further details. Notification of interest is requested by July 31, 2020.