Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:25:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Year in Review: SF6 Heats Up in 2020 – But Cools Off with Pure Air https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2020/12/01/year-in-review-sf6-heats-up-in-2020-but-cools-off-with-pure-air/ https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2020/12/01/year-in-review-sf6-heats-up-in-2020-but-cools-off-with-pure-air/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:00:36 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=84104 The energy transition is about much more than dumping fossil fuels for renewables. It’s about achieving other important environmental goals, like eliminating the need to use SF6 – a ubiquitous... Read more »

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DistribuTECH 2018 – Hot Topics from Electric Utility Heaven https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2018/02/07/distributech-2018-hot-topics-electrical-utility-heaven/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:52:44 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=45561 Did you miss DistribuTECH this year? No worries, we’ll go over some of the highlights of one of the industry’s biggest events. San Antonio was abuzz and flooded with throngs... Read more »

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How can Electric Utilities Minimize the Chance of Substation Shutdown? https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2018/01/29/can-electric-utilities-minimize-chance-substation-shutdown/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:32:19 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=45322 At the center of electric utilities’ mission comes a very straightforward mandate: manage risk to minimize, observe, and reduce the effect of negative events and take advantage of opportunities. Minimizing... Read more »

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How to Overcome Common Microgrid Project Challenges https://blog.se.com/energy-management-energy-efficiency/2017/12/22/overcome-common-microgrid-project-challenges/ Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:12:49 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=44274 Microgrids come in all shapes and sizes, allowing power to reach a wide range of consumers and locations. They can be broken into categories based on their connection to the... Read more »

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Understanding Microgrid Categories and Business Models https://blog.se.com/renewable-energy/2017/12/15/understanding-microgrid-categories-business-models/ Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:35:00 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=44059 Whether your goal is to bring power to a remote location or improve reliability and energy security, there is a microgrid that meets your needs. Microgrid categories are organized by... Read more »

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How Microgrids Help Tackle Global Energy Challenges https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/05/09/microgrids-help-tackle-global-energy-challenges-2/ https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/05/09/microgrids-help-tackle-global-energy-challenges-2/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 12:16:34 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=37771 Microgrids are proving to be a solution for many energy challenges — whether the issue is energy reliability, independence, accessibility, or cost optimization. Let’s look at these at a high... Read more »

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Digital Transformation https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/04/17/dont-underestimate-power-digital-transformation/ https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/04/17/dont-underestimate-power-digital-transformation/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:33:41 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=37017 It’s plain to see that the utility industry is facing a deep digital transformation. Renewables, distributed generation, smart grids, new regulations, changing customer expectations, and a host of other factors... Read more »

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8 Issues Driving Transformation at Distribution Utilities https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/04/07/8-issues-driving-transformation-distribution-utilities/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:44:31 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=36846 What’s propelling distribution utilities to digitize, decarbonize, and decentralize their business? For an overview of the situation, let’s look at eight crucial change drivers. Decentralization One of the biggest game... Read more »

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6 Ways Smart Grid Technology Can Solve Medium Voltage Substation Challenges – Part 2 https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/04/04/6-ways-smartgrid-technology-can-solve-mvlv-substation-challenges-part-2/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:01:50 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=36530 One of the greatest challenges utilities face is how to introduce smart grid technology toadapt to a decarbonized, decentralized, and digitized environment. MV/LV substationsare at the core of any electrical... Read more »

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6 Ways Smartgrid Technology Can Solve Medium Voltage Substation Challenges https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2017/03/09/6-ways-smartgrid-technology-can-solve-medium-voltage-substation-challenges-part-1/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:54:40 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=35742 Utilities are struggling to manage distributed energy resources’ (DER) increased integration into the grid and face growing pressure to keep down costs and optimize assets, while at the same time... Read more »

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Dream Big: Decentralization and digitization causing utility market evolution https://blog.se.com/smart-grid/2016/11/25/dream-big-decentralization-digitization-causing-utility-market-evolution/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:27:16 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=33690 The traditional utility market is evolving as utilities contend with increasing volatility and uncertainty brought about by a shift to renewables, new technology, legislation, and other developments. Utilities need to... Read more »

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