At Weidmüller, we know power utilities are facing many challenges today. Energy transition is a common goal around the globe, and electrical grids play a key role in the decarbonization targets most of the governments have. Renewable integration, distributed generation, self-consumption, electrical vehicles, etc. will only be possible if electrical grids become smart grids. Smart grids are only possible with digitalization, communications, cyber-security and analytics. Weidmüller's portfolio offers high class products (from “smart” connectors to Industrial Analytics) to allow power utilities to move towards smart grids keeping their extremely high requirements of reliability and availability.
The connections between protection & metering equipment with current transformers may provoke incidents that pose risks to the safety of equipment and personnel. Our aim is to ensure safety on the component side (make-before-break concept), avoiding human mistakes in these critical connections.
We offer a wide range of products meeting the most demanding requirements of Power Utilities: IEC 61850 Ethernet Switches, Class A Quality Analyzers as per IEC 61000-4-30, or Power-Supply family (including UPS) that is being used by international vendors in their solutions for automation of secondary substations, etc.
Smart Metering and Smart Grids allow Power Utilities to have a huge amount of information about their grids. The use of analytics may bring them many improvements in terms of reliability of the grid, quality of the energy, cost savings, safety, etc.
The modernization and digitalization of the electrical grids is a key step to achieve the decarbonization targets of our society. Energy transition is coming and T&D grids are facing major challenges that require smart solutions. At Weidmüller, we are ready to contribute to these solutions with a wide range of different products. Let’s connect!
Our DIN-rail assemblies for metering devices can be customized according to any specific requirements and allow easy replacement or verification of any meter ensuring the required safety for the operation staff. Moreover, we have specific products to avoid any risk in the critical connections of electronic equipment with current transformers (CT).
These products automatically short-circuit the CT side before the connection is opened ensuring total safety during the maintenance operation.