GE's 1st-of-its-kind digital HYpact switchgear for electrical grids makes the unpredictable more predictable
- Nov 23, 2022 4:18 pm GMT
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Developed as part of the EU-funded IN2STEMPO project, the digital hybrid compact switchgear is a first-of-its-kind. IN2STEMPO is developing a smart railway power grid with an interconnected system that integrates smart metering, innovative power electronic components, energy management, and energy storage systems.
"We are pleased to be a part of the IN2STEMPO project. Our flexible digital HYpact solution can be used in several applications - from mobile (truck-mounted) substations to onshore wind substations. Basically, it helps make the unpredictability of the electrical network more predictable, while reducing the customer's operational costs, as well as their impact on the environment," said Eric Chaussin, GE Renewable Energy's Grid Solutions High Voltage Products Leader.
HYpact switchgear is now fitted with digital power sensors using very sensitive low power instrument transformers instead of conventional oil immersed instrument transformers. The new switchgear provides remote monitoring of the grid's status from a control room and provides access to additional HYpact switchgear health monitoring capabilities.
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