The CLNR project is trialing a range of innovative network technologies including electric energy storage. We have installed six energy storage batteries of varying sizes, at strategic points on the Northern Powergrid electricity distribution network, watch a time lapse video showing the work that went into installing our largest 2.5WVa/5MWH battery at Rise Carr in Darlington.
Having issues with cutouts cracking or breaking due to extreme cold, heat or heavily polluted environments? Newer insulating technologies such as polymer concrete and silicone rubber can outperform standard porcelain cutouts and are not subject to breaking and cracking. For more information, download: Trust your grid to ABB cutouts: Offering superior performance, reliability, and durability
Clean-air initiatives are complex and costly projects, whether retrofitting existing generation assets or installing new. Utilities and IPPs can simplify these projects by relying on a single supplier to provide the needed engineering and technology. In this video, learn how ABB provides project managers with a seamless, and painless, approach to clean air projects. For more information, read this article, "What was CSAPR really driving?"
Given their inherent flexibility and relative ease to implement, microgrids offer an interesting alternative to expansion of the existing power infrastructure in a variety of applications. Learn more fascinating aspects of microgrids, including how to achieve a higher penetration of renewable power. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Microgrids: Weathering the storm.
FAQs about Surge Arresters for High Voltage Substation Applications
Learn how a surge arrester works, how to select one that is appropriate for your high voltage substation application and where to place it to protect your critical substation equipment and prevent power outages. For more best practice tips, download this free white paper: Unplanned outages: Four keys to assessing risk and prioritizing maintenance.
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.