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 decarbonisation 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 digitalisation, communications, cyber-security and analytics. Weidmüller's product portfolio includes first-class products ranging from "smart" connectors to Industrial Analytics. With these solutions, utilities can make their grids smarter while meeting their extremely high reliability and availability requirements.
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 modernisation and digitalisation of the electrical grids is a key step to achieve the decarbonisation 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 mounting rails for measuring instruments can be adapted to any specific requirement. With their help, measuring devices can be replaced and checked with ease, while maintaining the safety of the operating personnel. 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.