An Era of Change in the Electrical Power Industry: Are you ready?
The electric power industry has entered an era of unprecedented change, with issues such as aging infrastructure, new regulations, the integration of distributed energy resources, and the convergence of IT and OT. Paul Mauldin with T&D World discusses these topics and a virtual event on November 6 that seeks to address them.
ADVAC Advanced design vacuum circuit breaker. The EL mechanism used in ABB's ADVAC breaker is the most widely used technology in the world, and with good reason. With fewer moving parts and vacuum interrupters embedded in cast-resin, breaker maintenance is greatly reduced. For much more information about innovations and insights, read this ABB Review Special Report: Medium-voltage products.
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...
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...
Improved transformer longevity by design
With so many transformer manufacturers in the marketplace today, have transformers become just another commodity? Specs are always a consideration when shopping for a transformer, but there is another very important consideration: Is your supplier experienced enough to design a transformer that will last 30 - 40 years? Learn more crucial questions to ask when you're shopping for a transformer and improve your transformer longevity by design.
For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: How evolving design tools and specifications impact transformer longevity