Planning for renewable integration. Renewable-energy providers are up against hard deadlines when it comes to initial delivery of new power to their utility customers. Failing to meet backfeed dates specified in power purchase agreements can result in big financial penalties. In this short video, Matt Vaughn, ABB's Business Development Manager – Renewables PSS NAM, talks about some of the things renewable-energy providers can do to ensure smooth integration in order to...
Preparing for FERC 797 (GIC). Power systems located in the far northern and southern latitudes are most susceptible to geomagnetically induced current (GIC) issues. Other factors – including resistance of the soil, length of the transmission lines, and proximity to water – also come into play. Watch this short interview with Ramsis Girgis, ABB's R&D Manager for Power Transformers, to learn more about the FERC 797 standard and how to mitigate potential GIC issues. ...
How to reduce the risk of transformer failure. Find out how maintaining On-Load Tap Changers and LTC reversing switches can significantly extend the life of power transformers. Learn what signs to look for that could indicate an asset is at risk and discover how to prevent a failure and extend the life of the unit. To learn more, download this free white paper: Repair or replace? The $64,000 (or much more) question facing utilities.
AC substation grounding for safety. This video provides a process to test and design a substation grounding system for safety. Some of the factors you need to consider in substation design include fault currents, surface coverings, power system configurations, and existing ground grid. For more information about AC substation grounding, download this free presentation: AC Substation grounding for safety.
Choosing Transformers to improve the Bottom Line of Renewable Power Generation
Choosing transformers to improve the bottom line of renewable power generation. Learn about the three critical transformer strategies that impact the profitability of wind and solar projects including energy efficiency ratings, delivery capabilities and safety features. For more information about successful renewable projects, download this free white paper, Five key characteristics make wind farms more profitable.
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.