• System Integration
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Prepare to meet the increasing reliability, resiliency and efficiency demands for electrical distribution systems. At Ulteig, we understand that grid modernization and its strategic priority is unique, and it is defined differently by each utility. Our team of grid modernization experts will work with you to develop unique solutions to achieve your strategic goals. We will partner with you to create and implement a well-designed grid modernization plan with long-lasting benefits.
Grid modernization cycle
Our grid modernization experts work directly with electric utilities to create well-designed plans that ensure long-lasting benefits. We use a set of unique criteria, along with an electric system model, to customize a solution to meet your needs. Solutions typically include one or more of the following principles: Resiliency, Visibility, Adaptability and System Integration.
Not sure where to start? Generally, we recommend the following four stages to build the blueprint for your long-term grid modernization strategy. Enter the process at whatever step makes the most sense for your utility:
Ulteig solutions are designed to meet your utility’s unique needs and may include:
- GIS mapping of the electric system
- Power System Analysis studies
- Fault current, power flow, voltage drop, coordination, load balancing
- Automated fault location, isolation and service restoration
- Conservation voltage reduction
- Peak demand management
- Volt/VAR optimization
- Power quality
Why Grid Modernization?
As the electric grid continues to age, it is imperative to develop a holistic approach to a grid modernization strategy. This helps develop proactive solutions that maximize efficiencies and provide resilient and reliable power while adapting to ever-changing technologies affecting our nation’s network.
Grid Modernization provides electric utilities of any size with an opportunity to address challenges associated with the evolving grid, including:
- System reliability
- Grid resiliency
- Increased customer engagement expectations
- Increased penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
- Transitioning workforce
- Policy changes
- Ever-growing size of transmitted data
Helping utilities to meet industry electric grid standards
The first step in electric grid modernization is to obtain a thorough assessment and recommendation from experts in the field. Recently, Ulteig was engaged by the nFront Consulting group to assess a municipal utility’s electric grid and provide insight into meeting its internal goals and evolving industry standards. Read more…