Utility equipment: Gridco Systems’ emPower solution combines modular power electronics, advanced control algorithms, distributed networking, and analytics to enable more effective Volt-VAR Control (VVC), Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) and utility-side Demand Response (DR) programs, more reliable integration of distributed generation (DG), and greater voltage compliance and power quality.
The various system elements include:
• In-Line Power Regulators -- A family of multi-function, utility-scale power electronic hardware systems that combine voltage control, current control, sensing, and control logic to simultaneously regulate voltage, correct power factor, provide dynamic reactive power, cancel harmonics, and monitor power quality.
• Distributed Grid Controllers -- Intelligent computing platforms that provide coordination and control, data logging, local analytics, data networking, and communications via Secure DNP 3.0 and Secure Web Services.
• Grid Management and Analytics Platform -- A suite of software that provides remote monitoring and control, data collection and analytics, feeder optimization, and seamless integration with SCADA, DMS and VVO applications.