A sudden failure of transmission equipment systems may cause power outages, which will affect customers. It requires complex infrastructure to transmit large amounts of power among various regions and sub-regions without any shortages.
Several technologies are now readily available for commercial use, but have not been widely used. As technological advances are continuing in most of the areas, it is recommended to use the technologies in electrical utilities.
Let's have a look at few technological enhancements that must be incorporated in electric transmission systems to tune their working in a better way.
Compared to conventional static ratings, dynamic thermal circuit ratings are more beneficial while developing new business cases. These are considered as low-cost alternatives for enhanced transmission capacity with maximum power flow through the existing transmission corridors.
Real-time smart grid monitoring produces a constant data flow to system activities such as line slag, performing temperature that is not traditionally obtainable in existing equipment today. At critical temperatures, the data generated by real-time monitoring equipment may become useful in operational predictive intelligence analysis.
Researches and manufacturers are striving to enable the operation of the existing utility power delivery equipment at its maximum capacity, yet demand is increasing which results in the occurrence of higher-level fault current. A higher degree of fault currents generation leads to increased energy demand. As a result, enterprises use Short-Circuit Current Limiters (SCCLs) and Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) to address the growing problem of fault current.
The use of advanced power electronics may dramatically reduce the cost of sophisticated electronic equipment as well as time required to cease the power outages. The adoption of advanced technologies in the electrical industry is limited in various business cases as substantial capital investments are not made yet.
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