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Digitalization and modern electric distribution grids: highlights and
Digitalization represents one of the most significant trends in the evolution of modern electrical distribution systems, and interest has accelerated in recent years as favorable market developments and advances in technology have converged.
The driving forces for increasing automation in all distribution network levels are the need to improve the reliability of the power supply for customers and requirement to improve the operational efficiency of the utilities. In addition, the increased deployment of distributed energy resources makes network operations harder to manage. In this scenario, higher level of distribution automation will provide a useful approach for planning and upgrading of distribution networks.
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In order to benefit from the latest technological advances in this field and to bring about the next step-change benefits, DSOs should increase the penetration of their existing automation infrastructure further into the distribution grid. This can mean extending that automation downstream from primary distribution substations into the medium voltage feeders and to the secondary distribution substations. We describe techniques to identify the optimal automation level for a given network topology.
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For enhanced observability and complete fault awareness in your power distribution network, ABB offers advanced fault and outage management systems, enabling the efficient detection and isolation of faults and restoration of power and service.
The volt-var management solution allows reducing energy losses by minimizing reactive power flows, keeping voltages within the limits and reducing peak power by voltage reduction.
Prevention and care keeps a grid healthy
For a power grid, voltage and frequency are two of the major vital signs that must flow within recommended limits.
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ABB Ability™ Ellipse®
The performance orchestration of priority, process and people. ABB Ability Ellipse is ABB’s connected asset lifecycle management solution that unifies world-class functionality for enterprise asset management (EAM), workforce management (WFM) and asset performance management (APM).
Distribution automation systems
Enabling you to see inside your grid.
ABB distribution automation systems improve grid reliability and efficiency, giving you control of the grid, anywhere, any time. We offer basic to advanced functionality, from monitoring, control and protection, to fault management and advanced Volt- VAr management, ensuring a stronger and smarter grid.
ABB Ability™ Network Manager™
ABB Ability Network Manager ADMS is an integrated solution for distribution management, enabling utilities to meet their day-to-day challenges. It provides the needed functionality to optimize the safe and efficient operation of sub-transmission, medium and low voltage distribution networks.
Ultimate insight in your distribution network
MicroSCADA Pro keeps you in control of your power distribution system anywhere, anytime. It provides versatile SCADA functionality and modern Distribution Management System (DMS) functionality tightly integrated in the same system. You can control your process, manage your field crew and provide outstanding service to your customers with a single system.
ABB wired and wireless communications portfolio offers long lasting support for utilities specific communications, while also delivering on the requirements of digitalized grids of the future.
Our RTU500 series brings the information from the physical power grid to your SCADA system. The modular Remote Terminal Units (RTU) are designed to meet your needs in transmission and distribution automation, enabling you to have the most efficient solution for your requirements.