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.
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns. Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability in light of these shutdowns? Learn how FACTS devices, such as static VAR compensators, provide overall grid stability and...
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