Smart Grids

Smart grids, an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficient resources. Smart grids help reduce non-revenue electricity, they help to recover losses as well as open new revenue streams. Another advantage of smart grids is that they help utilities to strengthen the resilience of grid networks against cyber-attacks. Smart grids help utilities to reduce the occurrence and duration of power outages. They help utility firms to integrate large numbers or capacity of distributed energy resources. Smart grids are projected can cut the industry's carbon emissions by 25%. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are the backbones of smart grids.

power distribution

Future power distribution networks can be dynamic

As the generation, transmission and distribution network evolves so too do manufacturing considerations and therefore medium voltage cabling requirements.
smart metering self-consumption

The connection between smart meters and self-consumption

This article presents a combination of smart metering and smart charging to help local energy communities increase self-consumption and achieve economic benefits.
clean transportation

Clean transportation needs smart grids

The number of electric vehicles in Africa has the potential to increase significantly by 2030. The challenge, however, is in charging infrastructure, powered by renewable grid-tied or off-grid solutions, keeping pace with market interest.
modelling resilient distribution networks

Simulating and modelling resilient distribution networks with precision and speed

Distribution engineers and planners responsible for keeping the network stable and resilient must now consider factors such as reverse power flow, fluctuations, and integrations.

Data Acceptance Program (DAP)

Using the Data Acceptance Program (DAP) provides a means for UL to accept externally generated test data in support of UL Mark certification.

Webinar recording: Energy Transition Challenges and Pathways to Grid Resilience at...

Duration: 90 minutes  Watch the recording to learn about the different aspects of grid resilience through the energy transition and scalable field-proven solutions to...

Webinar recording: Protecting your revenue from technical and non-technical losses

Non-technical losses or energy theft are a widespread and costly issue for public utilities and private energy companies across the globe. The cost of...

View of a sustainable grid for the future – video

Engineering expertise enabling utility networks to meet their responsibilities to support sustainable, secure and affordable energy.

Webinar recording: Digitisation – the future of the network, part 2

Experts from Lucy Electric delve into the issues of resolving intermittency of generation and the subsequent impact of reverse current flows in this technical presentation on DERs.

Webinar recording: Grid at the edge of the storm

By making data-driven decisions in advance of severe weather events, utilities can improve the mobilisation of resources to the affected areas.

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