✓ Reduce Outage Frequency and Duration
✓ Minimize Damage
✓ Increase Crew Efficiency
During peak periods when customers’ energy consumption exceeds a utility’s energy supply, it may cause severe electricity disruptions like outages, grid instability and blackouts.
The Demand Response (DR) and the Peak Load Management (PLM) are powerful tools to provide active network management solutions to help reduce the impact of limited grid capabilities as well as maximize deployment of renewable energy sources.
The system offers several intelligent elements for demand response. The system can gather and analyze information in real-time on the grid to determine whether the grid is at risk by high demand at certain points (domestic consumer, industrial consumer, city, entire grid) or if instability may affect the living grid (such as renewable energy and EV).
- Selective Appliance Shut-Down
- Customized Load Limiting
- Under-frequency Circuitry for Rapid Response
- Protection Over the Infrastructure Assets
PEAK LOAD MANAGEMENT
The Peak Load Management (PLM) also plays a vital role in grid stabilization.
The PLM supports large numbers of consumers utilizing power limitations in periods when demand is higher than supply.
Utilities can reduce component load, increase grid efficiency and grid resilience.
Some features available in PLM:
- Peak shaving;
- Grid components’ load monitoring
- Asset protection
- Customer planned peak load limitation and outage notifications
Advantages of Peak Load Management:
+ Can be integrated with other “SG Applications” modules for data sharing.
+ Can send notifications by SMS/Email or to mobile application.
+ Can detect overload on the feeder and on the transformer levels.
+ Can broadcast a command to meters to activate the critical mode for specified time periods.
+ Can broadcast critical loading activation commands to only selected meters, that can be selected manually or grouped.