22 February 2021

Creating a resilient power network

Climate change is causing an increase in many types of extreme weather events. Heatwaves are hotter, heavy rain events are heavier, and winter storms have increased in both frequency and intensity. To date, these kinds of severe weather are among the leading causes of large-scale power outages globally. Currently, more than 58% of U.S. power outages are due to severe weather events (Source: U.S. Department of Energy).

Resilient Networks

The majority of these outages are due to damage or impact at generation sites, large transmission lines, or substations, which can create widespread interruptions for many end-users. By planning and executing a network with higher resilience, while the impact is not completely mitigated, the time taken to restore power and minimize customer impact is significantly reduced.

Resilient Networks

Weidmann offers a range of materials, services, and products that support grid resilience projects. Our services division can support the technical development and specification of assets that provide enhanced performance. Additionally, we provide insulation materials that enable extended asset capability, and digital monitoring devices to provide real-time visibility of asset performance in the field.

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Transformer Insulation Materials

Advanced high-temperature transformer insulation materials are an important tool in the development of a new innovative grid resilience plan.

INSULutions® DPE

Thermal Class: 130 °C in mineral oil / 140 °C in ester liquid systems

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NOMEX® High Temperature Insulation Materials

Thermal Class: 180 °C

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Weidmann Technical Services

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Monitoring

Online monitoring of a transformer or network can form a key part of an advanced maintenance plan, increasing your ability to maximize up-time through prioritizing predictive maintenance actions. Not only does this increase efficiency, but it also enables the operator to use accessible data to manage the utilization of assets more effectively.

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