Smart grid partnership consolidated

November 28th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize


As part of a partnership launched over a year ago, ERDF and Schneider Electric have joined forces to develop and test innovative software and solutions for medium and low voltage grid management, for the design and monitoring of substations of the future and to facilitate the increase in renewable generation. The increasing integration of variable renewable energies in addition to load management initiated by external operators can have a major technical impact on ERDF’s grid operations, resulting in additional costs of energy transmission and distribution.

New information and active resource management technologies are needed to meet the requirements of managing both supply-demand balancing and network capacity.  This technology allows external operators to control such resources whilst giving ErDF unprecedented visibility of this flexibility, enabling them to adjust the distribution network accordingly and make the grid more reliable.

Contact Ntombi Mhangwani, Schneider Electric, Tel 011 254-6539,

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