Today, volt/VAr optimization is one of the key investment areas of the smart grid. It not only controls reactive power flow with drives losses on distribution feeders, but it also reduces peak demand which is critical for utilities. For more information, download Model behavior: Using distribution models to deliver smart grid volt/VAr control.
Power system optimization for large industrials. How do large industrial plants save money on optimizing their front-end systems? By merging two technologies: medium voltage arc resistant switchgear and the electronically triggered fault current limiter (switch) into the medium voltage distribution system. Learn how these two technologies offer tremendous cost-saving opportunities. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: MV system design: A...
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 and voltage control, saving utilities time and money. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper:...
20-minute relay retrofit: Replacing a DPU2000R with a REF615R
20-minute relay retrofit: Replacing a DPU2000R with a REF615R. The ABB DPU2000R distribution protection unit is a reliable performer. Many DPU owners are eager for the features of the newer REF615R feeder protection relay, but they have concerns about downtime during the replacement process. Watch this short video showing how a complete replacement can be completed in just 20 minutes. To learn more about the features and benefits of this versatile, quickly-installed device,...
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.
Solar flares. Most utilities consider solar flares to be harmless, but the reality is a real impact to transmission lines from the magnetic pulse that comes from the sun. Learn how utilities can detect the magnetic flux and stabilize transmission lines. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper Effects of GIC on Power Transformers and Power systems.