The power systems are continually evolving at an accelerating rate. With a plethora of innovative digital technologies entering the market, utilities worldwide are implementing these systems to fine-tune their transmission and distribution operations. Among the several innovations, automation in distribution is garnering significant attention. With the inclusion of distribution automation, utilities can make real-time adjustments to changing loads, generation, and failure conditions of the distribution system without any operator intervention. It can also support local power grids and ease the load across long-distance transmission lines. Besides, many players are also emerging with robust software for grid management, which enables utilities to manage the grid efficiently and ensure quick response and optimal grid performance.
Another megatrend for the energy sector is the bi-directional network model dominated by distributed power generation (DPG), which effectively changes the operating models of utilities from a topdown to a bottom-up approach. Many utilities implement microgrids and virtual power plants (VPP) to integrate DPG into the network successfully. With interconnected loads, distributed energy resources, consumers, and optional storage, the microgrids act as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. On the other hand, VPP aggregates supply, load, and distribution capacity within a specific area.
To assist utility businesses in choosing an accomplished partner, we have compiled a list of top transmission and distribution solution and service providers that are taking significant strides in the utility sector. With innovative technology solutions and services, these companies are transforming the landscape. We hope this edition of Utilities Tech Outlook helps you build a partnership that your organization needs to excel in this competitive landscape.
We present to you Utilities Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 Transmission and Distribution Solution Providers - 2021