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Protecting Against Cyber Threats to Electrical Distribution Systems

It's no news that cybersecurity is increasingly becoming more and more of a concern for companies and businesses in a variety of different sectors. Often, we mostly think of cyber attacks targeting government and commercial computer networks. But with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), and as distributed energy systems become more popular, … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity Considerations for Electrical Distribution Systems

Every day, cyber attacks against government and commercial computer networks number in the millions. According to U.S. Cyber Command, Pentagon systems are probed 250,000 times per hour. Similar attacks are becoming more prevalent on other kinds of information-based smart networks as well, such as those that operate buildings and utility systems. … [Read more...]

Hardware in the Loop: Addressing the Challenges of Microgrid Systems Integration

In a new special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we explore how hardware in the loop (HIL) testing and model-based engineering techniques provide an effective way to address the technical challenges that can impact the cost and scheduling of microgrid projects. This first article explores the evolving nature of … [Read more...]

Tying Multiple Power Systems Together with Intelligent Controls

The control system is the most essential component of a microgrid. It manages a microgrid’s distributed energy assets to cost-effectively produce energy while maintaining grid stability. To deliver the right energy mix for a customer’s needs, the system must be predictive, intelligent and automated. After specifying a few key parameters, a control … [Read more...]

Microgrids in Hospitals Minimize Threats of Electrical Outages

We continue our new special report series on microgrids in healthcare. The next entry explores the benefits of microgrids in hospitals and how these systems can keep the lights on in these critical facilities.  It is hard to imagine an institution more critical to public health and safety than a hospital. Unfortunately, hospitals are also … [Read more...]

Modeling, Simulation & Analysis of Battery Energy Storage in Power Systems

ETAP 20.0 Preview: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis of Battery Energy Storage in Power Systems Instantaneous and unpredictable demand fluctuations for electrical energy pose challenges to networks, including utility distribution, railway traction, and microgrid power systems. Intermittent renewable energy sources add to the imbalance of power … [Read more...]

Battery Energy Storage Systems

ETAP 20.0 Preview: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis of Battery Energy Storage in Power Systems The imbalance between power generation and utilization occurs frequently on many electrical networks including utility distribution, railway traction, and microgrid power systems. Instantaneous demand for electrical energy and unpredictable daily … [Read more...]

Microgrid Design: Ensuring Accurate Modeling when Incorporating Energy Management Systems

Energy management systems (EMS) both enhance and complicate microgrid design. Schneider Electric’s Andy Haun explains what it takes to ensure that modeling reflects outcome in today's sophisticated microgrids. There are countless variables to consider when making an investment into a microgrid, from the electrical distribution hardware, to … [Read more...]

Microgrid Products Roundup: SCADA Systems, Smart Chargers & New Energy Storage Options

January kicked off with new energy and microgrid products hitting the market from Russelectric, Enel X and Humless. The products range from power control systems that ensure remote monitoring capabilities to new, enhanced smart charging stations. Here is a rundown of some of the latest energy and microgrid products: Siemens' Russelectric … [Read more...]

Why Sustainable Power Systems is Adding BluWave-ai Artificial Intelligence to its Microgrid Controller

Technology provider Sustainable Power Systems is incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into its microgrid controller via BluWave-ai, a company dedicated to bringing AI to distributed, renewable energy. The move comes as AI use grows across a range of industries to provide bespoke solutions based on empirical data and advanced, … [Read more...]