Driving What’s Next


Driving what's next through innovation

We’re committed to driving what’s next in energy for the communities we serve. This means a focus on innovation and new technologies that help our customers move forward to be ready for a future that includes electrification.

We partnered with GRIDS2 to pioneer a Distribution System Operator (DSO) study and lab demo, which will be operational in 2024. The project, funded by the Electrical Distributor Association’s LDC Tomorrow Fund will result in a detailed study demonstrating the viability of the DSO business model on one of Enova’s distribution feeders and a scaled model of a functional DSO. The results allow Enova to prepare for the demands of tomorrow’s electricity grid and move away from the traditional distribution business model.

Enova spent the majority of 2023 exploring, reaching and investigating systems, software, and equipment that  position Enova as a leader in the changing electricity distribution sector.  Areas of focus included grant and funding opportunities to support innovation pilots and studies, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and management, distributed energy resources, distribution system operator business model, and artificial intelligence applications.

Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration Project (FLISR)

FLISR allows SCADA-controllable devices to automatically activate when a fault is detected. This activation automatically reroutes power to restore as many customers as quickly as possible after an outage. Later this year, the system will also monitor the network for sudden loss of voltage and attempt to isolate the cause and reroute power to as many customers affected as possible.

For more information on FLISR and its impact on reducing outage minutes across Enova’s service territory, visit enovapower.com/innovation.