Sub-grids that can be isolated from the bulk electric system are a promising tool for recovery of power assets after a catastrophe. But these systems can’t be implemented on-demand in an emergency situation. Careful planning and modeling, as well as concerted system investment is required to prepare those assets to perform that role.
POWER’s Vice President of Field Services, John Kumm, illustrates some of the key planning and investment activities to consider in this article at T&D World.
The good news? These investments pay off in the everyday operation of the grid, not just in catastrophic situations.
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