Posts tagged as electric

Embedded generation adds value to municipal grids

Microgrids and distributed energy resources (DERs) represent the grid of the future. So says Schneider Electric’s Poonam Lutchman. Speaking at the recent AMEU Convention in Cape Town, Lutchman said that municipalities need to become autonomous and secure sustainable revenue by getting ready for DER. The integration of DERs into grids makes these grids more complex […]

Switchgear company wins prestigious award

Lucy Electric UK has been awarded a Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) certificate for its continued commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company is regarded a leader in secondary power distribution solutions with over 100 years’ industry experience. Specialising in high-performance medium voltage switchgear for utility, industrial and commercial applications, it enables […]

Measuring high currents with small current sensors

Modern current measurement trends in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and renewable energy systems is towards smaller physical size, higher current ranges, faster response times and lower cost. The simplicity of open-loop sensors makes them an attractive solution for attaining these objectives. This article discusses three new families of sensors which allow the nominal current to […]

How sales of new electric vehicles have hit record levels

Dynamic market uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) has occurred in recent years. On-going support and commitments for increased deployment of EVs from policy makers and the automotive industry has resulted in increased sales volumes. This, together with growing competition in the development of new technologies, are likely to contribute to continuous reductions in the cost […]