The integration of renewables and the rapid development of smart grids call for major restructuring in many areas of electrical supply systems. At low and medium voltage levels in particular, the rise in the amount of distributed power fed in from renewables poses new challenges for automation, protection and measurement concepts which are difficult to plan for, not least because of the unpredictability of the weather.
The growing dynamism of electricity supply systems is accompanied by a steady increase in the importance of constant and reliable power systems monitoring. A multitude of parameters have to be monitored in order to assess the quality of an electrical power system with regard to security of supply, power quality, stability and capacity utilisation. These parameters must provide vital information for the fast and effective restoration of system operation when a fault occurs, as well as serving as the basis for the extension of power systems and the optimisation of primary and secondary technology.
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Jesinghausen, Senior Product Manager, KoCoS Messtechnik AG outlines how a multi-functional measuring system for professional power system and event analysis can be achieved in this new whitepaper.