ESSEL ADI Smart Grid Solutions Limited
Power Sector world-wide is undergoing a revolutionary transition. Smart grid technologies, business models and policies can create benefits through improvements in grid reliability, improved operational efficiencies, security and safety, reductions in the relative cost of electricity and improved environmental quality.
Most of the existing power transmission and distribution systems in several countries are using out-dated technologies and strategies that are typically decades old, archaic and offer very limited use of any state-of-the-art monitoring, control or digital communication technologies.
ESSEL ADI Smart Grid Solutions Limited is committed to participate in Power Infrastructure Projects with an objective to transform the archaic grid to Smart Grid.
Smart Grid OverviewTo address the aging infrastructure and to create a power system that meets the growing and evolving needs of their customers and stakeholders (e.g., investors, governments, regulators and partners) utilities are moving to engineer a truly modern “Smart Grid.”
In general terms, this Smart Grid model uses advanced sensing, communications, measurements and controls tools/technologies and processes that generate and distribute electricity more effectively, economically and securely.
Smart grid technologies, business models and policies transform the electric power network from a passive physical network of equipment into an active, dynamic, transactive network that brings together economic actors (including generators, utilities, grid operators, vendors, retailers, and consumers in techno social network platform) to make electricity production, distribution a value based approach.
On a technical level, the Smart Grid strategy also includes real-time metering of electric power used by consumers and promotes technologies that reduce and/or shift power use to off-peak periods to maximize a given utility’s capacity to generate and transmit power in a much more timely and efficient manner.
Smart Grid involves
- Real-time metering of electric power used by consumers
- Networking of consumer meters on IP Network
- Smart Appliance Controls for Homes / Departments
- Energy Conservation Initiatives
- Consumer Information, Management and Participation Portals
- Energy Auditing
- Load Flow Analysis
- Asset Management System with GIS Integration
- Time of Day based Tariff studies
- Business Analytics
- Demand Control systems
- Peak load shifting practices, Demand Side Management and Practices
- Consumer Collaboration for Demand Side Management
- Smart Protection Systems – SCADA / RTU
- Distributed Energy Resources (DER and μ-Grid) and their integration into the Smart Grid
- Distributed Energy Trading systems
A few examples of how modernized Smart Grids will deploy digital energy systems and tools include:
- Provide real time energy usage and price signals to consumer and utility
- Early detection and problem-resolution within the system before any potential glitches affect service or result in costly system-wide failures;
- Rapid response to local and system-wide issues and timely information exchanges about broader system problems;
- Incorporation of extensive state-of-the-art measurements, communications devices, and centralized advanced diagnostics and feedback controls that quickly return systems to stable states after service interruptions or disturbances; and
- Integration of modern preventive and protective systems using tools and processes that will secure the grid against risks and potential threats.
- Generating power in the Distribution region and integrating it to the Grid