WiP Webinar: Power Quality and Smart Grids

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Date & Time: December 3, 2013, 11:00-12:00pm Eastern

Presenter(s): Math Bollen, Luleå University of Technology, Skellefteå, Sweden

Power quality concerns the interaction between the grid and its customers through voltage and current. The smart grid concerns the use of new technology and new ways of thinking to make the grid more cost-effective for example in coping with renewable electricity production.

There are a number of relations between power quality and smart grids:

  • New technology and new ways of thinking are able to mitigate power-quality problems in a more cost-effective way.
  • New technology might introduce new types of power-quality disturbances.
  • New technology and new ways of thinking are able to allow for higher penetration of, for example, renewable electricity production. This may in turn introduce new types of power-quality disturbances.

An overview and specific examples are given of all three relations. The presentation will finish with a vision for the future of research and development in power quality, as part of the smart grid.

 

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