Powering a more sustainable grid with innovative substation modernization tech

Presented by

Mark Daus (Dell Technologies), Marco Nunes (ABB), Boris Yazadzhiyan (UK Power Networks)

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Dell Technologies and Intel Corporation are committed to accelerating the energy transition and advancing decarbonization of the electric utilities. We are partnering on strategic initiatives to assist in the modernization of the electric grid including the distribution substation. Increased electrification and growth in distributed energy resources (DER), necessitate a more secure, digital, and interoperable grid. This jointly developed substation architecture will improve safety and reliability, be easier to manage and operate more sustainably. This webinar will highlight the solutions that Dell Technologies and ABB are developing together to support utilities launching substation modernization initiatives. The Intel powered, Dell PowerEdge XR12 server is part of the growing Dell server portfolio designed to operate in extreme and rugged environments at the Edge. This server configuration has been tested and validated to be fully compliant with the global power industry IEC 61850-3 substation operating standard. ABB’s SSC600 virtualized protection and control software enables the centralization of multiple substation workloads and functions onto a single virtualized substation platform. This software defined platform will provide more functionality by facilitating faster application changes. This improvement in responsiveness and functionality will accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources and strengthen the substation cyber security profile. The webinar will also feature the project lead form UK Power Networks, a large Great Britain based distribution network operator (DNO). This part of the session will be focused on how UK Power Networks are moving forward in the validation and deployment of these new technologies into their distribution network and their multiyear vision for their substation of the future.

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