Smart grids are electricity supply networks that use digital monitoring, communication and automation devices to detect and react to changes in usage. Smart grids are able to re-route power when there is a fault to enable faster restoration of energy supplies.
Micro grids are electricity networks which incorporate generation sources, as well as loads, that are normally connected to the main grid. Micro grids can also operate in “island mode” if required, when they are disconnected from the main grid.
Micro grids and Smart grids provide multiple benefits including increased energy efficiency, more reliable and lower cost power.
Vattenfall specialise in the design and operation of modern, future-proofed energy grids, incorporating the latest climate-smart technologies, that help lead the transition to fossil-free living.