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Cables that enable sustainable energy

June 26, 2023 1:29 pm

Cables that enable sustainable energy

Wire and cable business leaders underline the need to deliver high-quality power while remaining environmentally friendly. The discussion also focuses on using innovative technology and environmentally friendly materials to reduce power loss and promote green energy.

Advanced cables are pivotal in ensuring high-quality power delivery while prioritising environmental sustainability. These cables incorporate several key features and technologies contributing to this dual objective.

Advanced cables utilise improved insulation materials and efficient transmission capabilities to minimise power losses during transmission and distribution. By reducing energy wastage, these cables enhance the overall efficiency of the power delivery system, leading to higher-quality power reaching end-users.

Striking a balance between power quality and sustainability through wires and cables

Advanced cables ensure high-quality power while prioritising environmental sustainability. However, advancing sustainable energy infrastructure in Indian smart cities has revolutionised the power distribution system by implementing cutting-edge cables. According to Vinay Rathi, the Director of Gloster Cables Limited, these advanced cables focus on providing high-quality power and promoting environmental sustainability. “By utilising improved insulation materials and efficient transmission capabilities, these cables effectively minimise power losses, enhance reliability, and reduce carbon emissions”, he explains.

Gary Bateman, the Managing Director of LAPP India, discusses LAPP’s commitment towards sustainability which is deeply ingrained in the company’s principles. He also talks of their commitment to giving back to future generations and adopting a holistic approach to sustainability, considering not just the product but the entire process. “We, at LAPP, actively focus on developing products that incorporate environmentally friendly components, actively seeking alternatives like green copper and green compounds.”

Naman Singhal, the Director of Prime Cables Limited, highlights the significance of implementing advanced cables to pioneer sustainable energy infrastructure in Indian smart cities. These cables prioritise both high-quality power delivery and environmental sustainability. Prime Cable Industries, for instance, designs cables that minimise energy losses during transmission by utilising materials with low electrical resistance, such as high-conductivity copper or aluminium alloys. Their cables are also equipped to integrate renewable energy sources like solar and wind power into the grid.

This enables the efficient transfer of electricity generated from these renewable sources to the power distribution networks of smart cities, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and promoting clean energy usage. Detailing further, Naman stresses that their cables are compatible with smart grid technologies. These cables are designed to be durable and have a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimising waste generation.

Green and smart cables add efficiency to smart grids 

Using green and smart cables plays a pivotal role in revolutionising India’s energy sector. These cables incorporate advanced technologies and sustainable materials, improving energy efficiency by minimising power losses during transmission and distribution. Additionally, they are designed with eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes, contributing to reducing carbon emissions. Adding further details, Vinay explains, “The implementation of smart cables enables real-time monitoring, fault detection, and remote control, ensuring enhanced safety and reliability in smart cities and electricity grids. This drives India towards a sustainable and technologically advanced future.”

 LAPP India’s business model has evolved from solely focusing on selling product components to offering comprehensive solutions. They provide Low Smoke Halogen Free Cables that meet the increased demand for safety in public facilities, ensuring low smoke density and fire prevention. Additionally, their data cables, like ETHERLINE® GUARD, facilitate transmitting high data and information levels while ensuring zero downtime through preventive maintenance. This significantly enhances overall productivity and efficiency.

On the other hand, Naman elaborates on their manufacturing standards by using eco-friendly materials for their cables designed to be durable and have a longer lifespan, reducing the frequency of replacements and minimising waste generation. The materials used in the cables are selected for their recyclability, thereby reducing the environmental impact associated with their disposal.

Advanced monitoring and fault detection systems in wires and cables

Advanced monitoring and fault detection systems have significantly revolutionised electrical safety and reliability, particularly in wires and cables. These systems employ cutting-edge technologies such as sensors, artificial intelligence, and real-time data analysis, enabling constant monitoring of the infrastructure’s condition. Vinay explains the intricacies: “By detecting potential faults and abnormalities in real-time, these systems enable quick responses during electrical incidents, minimising downtime and preventing hazardous situations from escalating. Additionally, these systems provide early warnings, facilitate remote diagnostics, and support proactive maintenance, ensuring heightened safety, improved reliability, and efficient management of electrical incidents. Essentially, they play a vital role in safeguarding lives, protecting property, and preserving critical infrastructure.”

Naman further emphasises the benefits of fault detection systems in wires and cables, highlighting how they enhance safety, reliability, and prompt response during electrical incidents. These systems incorporate various features, including real-time monitoring, early fault deduction, preventive maintenance, localisation of faults, automated alarms and notifications, and rapid restoration. By leveraging these advanced functionalities, the systems significantly contribute to increased safety levels, improved reliability, and efficient handling of electrical incidents, further bolstering the overall resilience of the electrical infrastructure.


Optimising energy transition, minimising losses to be compatible with smart electricity

Advanced wires and cables are crucial in optimising energy transmission, reducing losses, and enhancing grid stability in smart electricity. Vinay explains that these cables utilise innovative materials and technologies to minimise resistance and improve conductivity, effectively reducing energy losses during transmission. Furthermore, they incorporate advanced insulation materials that enhance power delivery efficiency. In addition to these benefits, these cables enable real-time monitoring, fault detection, and remote control, ensuring a swift response to any issues and maintaining grid stability. Overall, advanced wires and cables significantly contribute to the development of smart electricity grids by maximising energy efficiency and ensuring reliable power transmission.

Naman further emphasises the importance of advanced wires and cables in the context of smart electricity. He highlights the practice of using high-grade insulation materials in producing wires and cables at Prime Cables, which enhances efficiency and durability. The durability of these quality wires and cables provided by Prime Cables is vital in enhancing grid stability and further supports the optimisation of energy transmission in smart electricity systems.

Breakthrough advancements in wires and cables for seamless energy integration

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) hold one of the primary responsibilities in driving the evolution of smart grids and enabling the seamless integration of renewable energy sources. Gary takes this opportunity to elaborate on the key benefits obtained through BESS. 

One of the key advantages is the ability of ESS to smooth out renewable energy generation. As renewable sources like solar and wind power can be intermittent due to weather conditions, ESS stores excess energy during periods of high generation and releases it during times of low generation. This smoothing effect ensures a stable and reliable energy supply from renewable sources, making them more viable for integration into the grid.

ESS also contribute to peak saving and load balancing. By storing energy during off-peak hours and delivering it during peak demand periods, utilities can effectively manage peak demand and supply patterns. This capability reduces strain on the grid and optimises energy distribution, ensuring efficient utilisation of resources.

Grid stability and frequency regulation are other significant benefits provided by ESS. With their quick response capabilities, ESS can rapidly adapt to sudden changes in supply or demand, injecting or absorbing power as needed. This ensures the stability and reliability of the grid, even in the face of fluctuations.

 These systems further enable response programs and efficient energy management. By storing excess energy during low-demand periods and supplying it during peak times, ESS incentivise consumers to shift their energy usage to off-peak hours. This reduces strain on the grid and promotes better energy management practices.

In conclusion, incorporating sustainable features and eco-friendly materials ensures that advanced cables in Indian smart cities deliver high-quality power while prioritising environmental sustainability. They facilitate the efficient integration of renewable energy, enhance grid reliability, and reduce energy losses, contributing to creating sustainable and smart cities.

This sustainable approach contributes to developing a greener energy ecosystem, aligning with India’s efforts to combat climate change and create smart, eco-friendly cities to meet future energy demands while preserving the environment for future generations.

Advanced cables minimise loss, curtail carbon emissions and ensure efficient power transmission. – Vinay Rathi, Director, Gloster Cables Limited

Advanced cables facilitate efficient renewable energy integration and clean power adoption. – Naman Singhal, Director, Prime Cables Limited

We should focus on producing products combining eco-friendly components like green copper and green compounds. – Gary Bateman, Managing Director, LAPP India.

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