Solutions for smart power grids
Reliable power supply thanks to highly available distribution grids
Power grid of the future
While the traditional energy landscape is characterised by centralised power generation, unidirectional energy flow and load dependency, future grid operation will face new challenges:
- Multidirectional energy flow
- Volatile and distributed power generation
- Increasing number of electronic components for smart telecontrol, information and communication systems
This particularly affects distribution grids in rural areas which are supplied with green electricity from photovoltaic systems and wind turbines and transport it into all directions.
Solutions for surge protection, lightning protection and safety equipment from a single source
Destruction of electrical and electronic devices and systems is often invisible, however, it frequently leads to long operational interruptions. Consequential damage is sometimes considerably higher than the actual hardware damage.
To achieve high system availability and the resulting security of supply, a comprehensive protection concept is required which must include lightning protection and surge protection for power supply systems as well as surge protection for information technology systems. This is the only way to ensure safe and stable power supply.
Another important aspect is the protection of people working on e.g. transformer stations who must be protected by personal protective equipment. If required, arc fault protection systems should also be used.