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. ...
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.
How to reduce the risk of transformer failure. On-load tap changers are often the culprit when power transformers fail. Trouble with mechanical components and coking of contacts are frequently at fault. In this video, you can explore the design of some of the most commonly used tap changers and discover the strengths and weaknesses of each. You will also learn about options to repair or retrofit troublesome tap changes and maximize transformer life. Download the white paper,...
Digital substations. Substation automation has evolved over the years, driven by two major developments:
Open standards that make it possible for multiple vendors to work together in a single substation environment
The introduction of the process bus that enables digital communication to the primary substation devices in the substation
Watch the short video "Digital substations" to learn how the combination of these two developments makes it possible for substation designers to reduce the size and cost of substation control systems while improving overall substation performance and reliability. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Digitizing copper: Defining key elements to ensure a successful integration from concept to maintenance.