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Enabling the smart grids of the future

Enabling the smart grids of the future

The energy transmission and distribution industry is evolving. For switchgear customers, distribution automation and environmental responsibility are now high on the agenda, alongside the traditional requirements of performance, reliability, safety and cost. However, as the lifetime of switchgear is often 40 years or more, technology R&D must be both innovative and pragmatic – meeting demands for automation and load-related growth, while allowing for the refurbishment of, and integration with, existing assets. Sundeep Singh, Product Marketing Manager at Lucy Switchgear explains. The smart grid distribution network is a critical goal for utilities in helping to manage our electricity needs – now and in the future. Utilities have an increasing need to understand the load on their network and improve their ability to share the load in real time between different networks in order to…

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Re-energising ageing distribution networks

Re-energising ageing distribution networks

Maximising the life, efficiency and functionality of ageing power distribution infrastructure is a pressing issue for many network operators. Changes to distribution over the past few decades have put considerable pressure on existing installed assets. For example, the growth of distributed generation from renewable sources needs a flexible network capable of managing lower voltage generation and changes in power flow. With renewable energy generation forecast to increase three-fold globally by 2017, led by Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and backed by strong growth in Africa and the Middle East1, these pressures are set to increase. Growing demand for electricity and meeting the increasingly tough performance targets set by governments and regulators, add to the pressure for network operators. According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Authority, world electricity…

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