With changing energy sources and usage, reliable power is more important than ever. Operators now face the challenge of digitizing age-old infrastructure to meet new regulations and address other areas such as allowing distributed energy and implementing cyber security protection measures.
Industrial control systems that increasingly use open standards and commercial technology have introduced major operational benefits, but also cyber security concerns.
Virtual power plants/pools (VPP), are fast becoming a driving force in the power industry, due to rising demand for energy and the global turn to renewables.
Microgrids in low-voltage commercial and industrial facilities require advanced, cost-effective power protection and management capabilities. By embedding these capabilities into a single device, microgrid architecture can be simplified, delivering significant cost savings.