A power conversion system is a mono- or bidirectional converter that can control the charging and discharging of batteries, perform AC and DC conversions, and directly supply power to an AC load in the absence of a power grid.
November 17th, 2022
November 15th, 2022
A smart grid is the logical consequence of AMI solutions and the result of an evolutionary process. It is necessary to test and gradually incorporate new controls, notably the SCADA components.
November 14th, 2022
A bidirectional energy meter can record energy usage, monitor power generation, and estimate the cost of energy. The meter allows for more flexibility and information in electrical usage.
November 12th, 2022
Power grid operators need to consider the total harmonic distortion. It has to be maintained as low as practicably possible. Higher power factor, lower peak currents, and more efficiency result from decreased THD in the grid.
October 31st, 2022
The crest factor can be used as additional indicator for the power quality in the grid. The impact on power transformers, circuit breakers and other elements like uninterrupted power supply (UPS) needs to be considered during the planning stage.
October 26th, 2022
Photovoltaic panels at a higher altitude are receiving more solar radiation compared to the sea level, resulting in more generation of electricity.
October 21st, 2022
If a grid is running very close to its maximum capacity and a major event happens, e.g. fire in a generator, a whole power plant goes offline. The other plants connected to the grid must start up in order to meet demand when that plant disconnects.
October 17th, 2022
Renewable energy technologies are becoming more popular as the cost continues to fall. These technologies have the ability to cut emissions and supply sustainable energy, which are crucial not only for this generation, but also for a better future.
September 28th, 2022
The grid frequency can be used to determine whether the network is in balance. If it drops below nominal, there is a higher demand than generation.
September 26th, 2022
Microgrids are used to provide power for remote or underserved communities, campuses, military bases, commercial and industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructure.