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Serving the Power Grid

 



 

 

Serving the Power Grid

October 2011
Testing Photovoltaic Inverters

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Figure 1: Islanding

PV is becoming pervasive, but there are vital safety considerations that need to be adhered to - and tested thoroughly Introduction to islanding Islanding of photovoltaic systems
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10/08/2011
Smart Grid Security

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We have often seen reported the potential for data theft, either on an individual basis, or on a larger scale. The question is how to lessen the risk of the worst happening in smart grid metering. The
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10/08/2011
Monitoring Transformers

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Implementation of a RightWon in a small distribution substation connecting IEDs, a meter and sensors located on the transformers within the substation

Transformers serve as a hub for collection and distribution of energy changing the voltage level at different locations of the Grid. They are a key component of the Smart Grid. These components
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10/08/2011

Reducing Industrial Energy Consumption

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Wi-LEM Schematic illustration

Today, as never before, the subject of energy efficiency is on everyone's agenda, at personal, corporate and national levels. It is no surprise, therefore, that there is scope in many manufacturing
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10/07/2011
Smart Grid Progress

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The Smart Grid will bring massive changes to the way energy is delivered to homes. If the intent is to make everyone aware of and responsible for their personal energy usage, the Smart Grid is
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10/07/2011
Loads on the Grid

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Figure 1

There are many applications today where the prevailing brushed DC motors continue to represent high demand on the power grid. In most cases, these durable motors, based on proven technology,
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10/07/2011
Safe Photovoltaic Systems

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Future energy challenges are due to the depletion of fossil fuel reserves and urgent climate concerns. The new Power Grid will rely heavily on PV installations and their safety The photovoltaic
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10/07/2011
Powerline Communications

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Figure 1: Scheme for PLC technology. In a TLACS system from Nyx Hemera Technologies a local controller integrates PLC to communicate with the network controller over the AC line and controls each lamp using a standard DALI interface

Street lighting in its many forms - roadway lighting, tunnel lighting, car park lighting and urban lighting - is a major consumer of grid electricity. All outdoor lighting is, in fact,
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Date:
10/07/2011
Cutting Utility Bills

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Figure 1: Dimming ballast block diagram.

Legislation mandating adoption of energy-saving lighting, such as the EU Lighting Directive, can help governments meet CO2 reduction obligations while also helping reduce end users' utility bills. As
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10/07/2011

 



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