Tag: The Grid

India’s National Power Grid

India’s National Power Grid

India’s National Power Grid

12/29/18

“What connects all of India’s electricity sector together?”

 

India is one of the largest countries in the world and is about to become the most populous as well. And it must find a way to meet the electricity needs of its citizens. This is done through a National Power Grid, which connects 5 regional grids through high voltage electricity. This allows for power trading and stabilization when necessary.

 

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Back-to-back Connections

Back-to-back Connections

Back-to-back Connections

12/28/18

“How can we hook up two asynchronous power connections?”

 

Different power grids might operate at different frequencies. And they might also cover different geographic regions that offer different but useful resources. They can be hooked up together at an HVDC substation using something called a Back-to-back Connection.

How Load Shedding Helps Fight Climate Change

How Load Shedding Helps Fight Climate Change

How Load Shedding Helps Fight Climate Change

11/19/18

“How can load shedding be beneficial for the planet?”

 

When power grids receive a demand overload, they often go into load-shedding to prevent a blackout. Not only does the reduced load prevent a blackout but also emit less carbon dioxide! Without having to worry about an infrastructure recovery or extra emissions, the grid’s impact on climate change will be reduced.

Rolling Blackouts

Rolling Blackouts

Rolling Blackouts

11/16/18

“Do utility services sometimes need to intentionally stop electricity services?”

 

Power grids can suffer blackouts when there is too much demand in comparison to supply. As a result, utilities might institute blackouts for certain periods of time to artificially cut desire. These are known as Rolling Blackouts and are commonly found in developing parts of the world.