GridON - Preventing Power Outages in High Voltage Grids

Technology/Engineering

Prof. Yosef Yeshurun, Dr. Shuki Wolfus

Bar-Ilan University, GridON

The increase in power consumption and connection of additional energy sources, raises fault currents which damage the electrical grid reliability. A concept developed by the scientists for the use of electricity grids throughout the world, limits fault currents; hence preventing blackouts, improving grid reliability and efficiency, and enabling connection of energy sources, including renewable energy. This technology is already installed in the UK network, serving tens of thousands of customers.