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Smart switchgear enabling real-time monitoring of electrical network

December 26, 2023 2:07 pm

Smart switchgear enabling real-time monitoring of electrical network
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The switchgears have the capability to integrate renewable energy sources into the grid, creating a more diverse and distributed energy system.

Public-private collaboration is driving widespread electrification, while energy storage integration and digitalisation are fortifying switchgear in power distribution, ultimately promoting conservation. India ensures inclusive access to advanced technology amid private sector dominance. Piyush Garg shares insights into the industry with EPR Magazine.

How do smart grids, driven by investments, contribute to the improved reliability of the switchgear?

Switchgear plays a crucial role in the advancement of smart grids. They are responsible for controlling, protecting and isolating electrical equipment. Smart switchgear enables real-time monitoring of the electrical network. With the help of advanced sensors and communication systems, smart grids allow operators to detect and address issues quickly. Smart grids can detect faults, anticipate predictive maintenance, and control potential failures. They are designed to self-heal by isolating and bypassing faulty networks. Smart switchgear can also integrate renewable energy sources into the grid, creating a more diverse and distributed energy system. Thereby, the smart grid contributes to the improved reliability of switchgear.

How do public-private collaborations enhance switchgear deployment and maintenance, bolstering widespread electrification infrastructure?

Public-private collaboration is a great strategy for resource pooling and efficient project execution. The government bodies have significant financial and infrastructural resources, and the private sector brings industry knowledge and expertise. This partnership ensures the application of the best available technology for efficiency and electrical reliability. Due to the private sector’s project management skills, there is also a sense of risk mitigation in large-scale projects, making it feasible to execute and complete on time. Also, in the process, the private sector transfers its knowledge and technological innovation and ensures the latest advancement in electrification infrastructure.

In what ways are energy storage solutions integrated with switchgear to address concerns related to intermittency? 

Energy storage solutions are integrated with switchgear to tackle intermittent issues by optimising installation stability. Advanced control systems within switchgear manage energy storage, allowing for efficient charging during surplus periods and discharge during peak demand or renewable energy fluctuations. This integration facilitates real-time monitoring and provides ancillary services like frequency regulation, ensuring a consistent power supply. The combination of energy storage and switchgear acts as a barrier to mitigate intermittency’s impact and enhance the electrical installation’s reliability.

How does digitalisation enhance switchgear in energy distribution, impacting conservation efforts in the power system?

Digitalisation enables switchgear to distribute energy by integrating smart technologies, allowing real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and efficient energy management. Advanced sensors and communication systems in digitalised switchgear provide valuable data, optimising grid performance and reducing energy losses. This heightened visibility allows quicker response to faults, predictive analytics, and minimised downtime. With enhanced control and automation, digital switchgear contributes to load balancing and demand response, promoting energy conservation in the power system. Integrating digital technologies in switchgear enhances reliability, efficiency, and sustainability, aligning with conservation efforts in the evolving energy landscape.

How does India promote inclusivity in power by ensuring diverse accessibility to advanced switchgear technology amid private sector dominance?

India promotes inclusivity in the power sector by fostering a conducive regulatory environment and encouraging innovation. Policies by the government focus on facilitating small and medium enterprises to enter the switchgear market so that more and more firms can participate. Initiatives like ‘Make in India’ encourage local manufacturing, reducing import dependence and expanding accessibility. Collaborations between the government, private sector, and research institutions drive technology transfer and skill development. The financial incentives and support schemes promote adopting advanced switchgear technology across diverse segments, from urban centres to rural areas. This multifaceted approach mitigates barriers and ensures a broad spectrum of users benefit from technological advancements in power distribution.

Spokesperson: Piyush Garg, Director- Balaji Switchgears Private Limited

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