Challenge and commitment.
Transmission and distribution utilities worldwide
are striving to ensure reliable, efficient and automated
service while keeping their operations and maintenance
costs low. They are trusted with managing a constant
and growing flow of power across their entire system,
from the transmission line to the final power consumer.
Electricity consumers expect and demand continuous
delivery of quality power and the shortest possible
downtime, regardless of whether an outage is caused
by an equipment malfunction or a storm. As a business,
power delivery utilities are also concerned with running
their operations efficiently, cost effectively, safely
and at peak performance.
However, achieving each of these goals requires
overcoming common challenges, including:
• System faults and outages
• Power restoration
• High peak demand
• Safety
• Growing rate of energy consumption
• Changing government and industry standards
To better manage this responsibility, the industry
is turning to increasingly intelligent electrical systems
and smart controls that minimize the cost of installing,
operating and maintaining electrical products while
ensuring peak performance of the power system.
With the advent of the Smart Grid, transmission
and distribution utilities are embedding intelligent
communications, controls and monitoring systems
in the power delivery infrastructure to automate
previously manual tasks. They even have access to
demand response and renewable energy programs that
increase availability by allowing consumers to return or
sell excess energy back into the grid.
For over 100 years, Thomas & Betts has delivered
customer-driven innovations that solve electrical
system challenges faced by the power delivery industry.
We offer a broad range of solutions for overhead and
underground transmission, substation, distribution
and service entrance applications that:
• Improve reliability
• Increase efficiency
• Reduce operations and maintenance costs
• Ensure power quality
For power transmission lines, whether overhead
or underground, suitable strength and appearance
for the given terrain are required, and right-of-way
and installation limitations must be considered.
Engineered steel structures provide an extended
service life and minimize the impact on the environment.
Substations also have strength and aesthetic
considerations. Simplifying connections in the
substations and the local service entrance helps
to control operating costs. Proper terminations for
grounding and bonding connections safeguard people
and property.
Distribution automation solutions with real-time
monitoring and intelligent controls improve reliability
and reduce system losses. Tools to actively manage
power flow increase system capacity and reduce
losses. Voltage optimization technologies improve
power quality.
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