IEC 61850 Fundamentals. A fully automated distribution system can make the power grid much more reliable. The IEC 61850 standard can help us get there by overcoming the key hurdle of interoperability. This video provides three ways IEC 61850 is equipping utilities with the means to increase reliability and lower costs in distribution systems. Learn about these benefits and how IEC 61850 simplifies the engineering process by downloading this free Special Report on IEC...
Renewables. Wind and solar are increasing their presence and importance on the grid, thanks in part to advances in technology at all levels of the power system. Download Advances in wind energy technologies in the context of smart grid to learn about some of these advancements, and how they are bringing greater control, mitigating intermittencies, and reducing the effect of electrical disturbances.
Choosing high voltage breakers for a transmission grid in transition
Choosing high voltage breakers for a transmission grid in transition. Learn how to manage three challenges of choosing high-voltage breakers: power quality, higher current ratings and transient faults. Getting these right will mean a simple solution that increases safety and reduces cost. For more information about selecting high-voltage breakers, download this free white paper, Implications of short-line faults for circuit breaker application and design.
Gridshield recloser. Safety, reliability, and efficiency are priorities for any utility. ABB’s Gridshield recloser will help you achieve all three of these goals while reducing total lifecycle cost and even cutting restoration time to one second. It also comes with an unprecedented 12-year warranty and 24/7 customer service. Watch this video to learn more benefits of the Gridshield recloser, increase interoperability, and future-proof your investment in distribution...
Energy storage: Is it ready? Energy storage is ready for primetime; utilities recognize the value proposition and technology advancements that are driving this market forward. Learn how energy storage is a top-to-bottom solution from generation to end-user, providing an excellent source for a more stable grid. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Battery energy storage: Optimize integration of renewable energy to the grid.
Improved transformer longevity by design. With so many transformer manufacturers in the marketplace today, have transformers become just another commodity? Specs are always a consideration when shopping for a transformer, but there is another very important factor. Is your supplier experienced enough to design a transformer that will last 30 – 40 years? Learn more crucial questions to ask when you’re shopping for a transformer to improve your transformer longevity. For more...
Microgrids: Improving grid reliability with distributed energy resources
Microgrids: Improving grid reliability with distributed energy resources. Learn how microgrids can deliver highly-reliable power and improved efficiency for customers with unique needs like data centers, the military and even city centers. By enabling demand response and distributed generation capabilities, microgrids are able to involve big power users in energy management. To learn more, download this free white paper:Microgrids: Weathering the storm
SafeGear ANSI/IEEE arc resistant switchgear. Your technician could be injured in an arc flash. More than 20 times each year, someone is seriously injured or killed by an arc flash in the US. Watch this short video to learn how ABB's SafeGear arc-resistant switchgear incorporates a variety of innovations to reduce arc-flash incidents and protect the health and safety of your technicians.