GE researcher Sumit Bose details a new DOE project that GE will lead, to develop an Enhanced Microgrid Control System (eMCS). This technology is designed to be a key element in keeping the electricity system in Potsdam, NY up and running for several days should it become disconnected from the main power station.
AMVAC ANSI vacuum magnetic circuit breaker. You have two options for medium voltage breaker actuation: spring-loaded or magnetic. This brief video describes the operation of magnetic breakers, their high reliability, and how they incorporate a number of maintenance-free design features. To learn more, download this free white paper: “SF6 or vacuum? Choosing the right circuit breaker.
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,...
Microgrids for critical power applications. Mission-critical customers — hospitals, military bases, data centers and others — depend on having 100-percent reliable power. Many are turning to microgrids as a primary source of backup generation. Watch this video to learn how utilities are building new revenue streams by offering microgrids as a service to these kinds of customers.
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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.