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.
Generation Circuit Breaker (GCB) monitoring. GCBs provide advance warning of breaker wear and estimates of remaining life, enabling corrective action leading to fewer failures, reduced outages, and safer operation. This video answers three common questions about the level of monitoring required to maintain GCB systems. Download the presentation GMS600 - GCB monitoring system information for a more in-depth preview of the features and benefits of these ABB...
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns. Coal-fired plants in the US are increasingly being shuttered due to tighter environmental regulations and the high cost of required corrective capital improvements. As these plants go offline, what's forgotten is the ripple effect on power quality, system resiliency, and reliability. The free white paper, The age of the new energy miner presents additional details about technology options that can help...
Wireless mesh networking. Each day utilities install more and more intelligent devices as they automate their generation facilities, substations, and other assets. The resulting data is driving a convergence of IT and OT functions, enabling new levels of control. The devices typically communicate wirelessly using one of several technologies. The most reliable is 802.11 Wi-Fi-based mesh. The short white paper: Fine mesh: Mesh 802.121 wireless network connectivity...
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 equips 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 61850.
Transformer trends and innovations. If it weren't for the invention of power transformers, we wouldn't have the power system we have today. Discover exciting new developments on the horizon, which will ultimately enable you to gain more efficiency in your transmission system. For more information on this topic, download the ABB Review Special Report: Transformers.
Gridshield recloser. Safety, reliability and efficiency are priorities for any utility. ABB's Gridshield recloser will help you achieve each 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. Learn more benefits of the Gridshield recloser, increase interoperability and future-proof your investment in distribution automation.
The future of microgrids. Given their inherent flexibility and relative ease to implement, microgrids offer an interesting alternative to expansion of the existing power infrastructure in a variety of applications. Learn more fascinating aspects of microgrids, including how to achieve a higher penetration of renewable power. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Microgrids: Weathering the storm.