In this interactive discussion, Lucy Electric delved into the development of the current technologies supporting the traditional grid’s footprint.
Despite advancements in the complexity and use of technology, the focus for electrical utilities remains to maintain the quality of supply. However, as the challenges of managing a variable and fluctuating network are now at the forefront of designs, does grid edge technology empowerment improve quality of supply?
The discussion highlighted that a fundamental investment in technologies supporting the edge of the grid, closer to the consumer needs to be made.
Power quality is determined by the ability of customer equipment to perform properly, and often in some part power quality issues are caused by customer equipment on the network.
To ensure grid readiness, the architecture of the grid needs to be considered and that the communications and grid-edge technologies are working together.
Moderator: Nicolette Pombo van-Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa
Philip Dingle, Marketing Director
Tim Spearing, Automation Product Manager