How to avoid the Whac-A-Mole problem
In the transition to a power grid with more focus on consumer, prosumers and sustainability, where do you start, and based on what data do you make your decisions?
Inevitably, the transition introduces challenges calling for intelligent solutions going beyond traditional equipment. The power grid is becoming more complex with bi-directional energy flows, consisting of a variety of assets such as cables, wind turbines, EV and PV. From a distribution grid perspective, everything is closely intertied, therefore it is critical to secure a complete grid overview from the top level.
If not, you will lack an understanding of reactive power flows, how harmonics propagates through the grid, weak points suffering from frequent disturbances and so on.
And if you lack a complete grid insight, performing targeted measures against parts of the grid will have unforeseen consequences.
Cleantech company dLab has served the market for more than 10 years, providing significant and tangible values to Distribution System Operators (DSOs) in their ongoing work for grid resilience, network efficiency, optimized maintenance and investments, and a more proactive way-of-working. dLab give you control of the smart grid analytics.
Existing equipment in substations often lack measurement capabilities with sufficient resolution and sensitivity. To solve this dLab has designed a small tailored additional substation plug-in based on standard industrial automation hardware, a system called dBox. Utilizing the information from dBox, dLab has developed a range of different applications and services as indicated in the picture below.
In short, dLab provides its user community access to a substation agnostic solution, providing a uniformed high qualitative analysis from the whole grid.