Transmission & Distribution
Transmission and Distribution (T&D) refer to the delivery services and assets of the electric utility industry generally understood as the “poles and wires”. In reality, delivering power is a complicated and expensive process that requires numerous single-function components to handle the electricity in a safe and reliable manner.
Continued renewable growth, increased planning and investment in T&D, and rising costs due to siting and permitting limitations create a positive trend for investments in transmission alternatives such as energy storage. Early experiences by utilities have now been repeated, as the benefits are established: energy storage is a less expensive option that is easier to site while providing multiple benefits with one solution.
The main services for Transmission and Distribution are:
Instead of undertaking costly and lumpy T&D upgrades for slow-growth load centers, utilize DPRs® to supply power for incremental increases in load. DPRs can be strategically sited to avoid right-of-way obstacles.
T&D utilities no longer need to build lines to meet expected peak demand. Instead, build lines to meet the majority of load and place a DPR at the substation level to meet those peak-demand periods that occur only a few times per year, as well as to enhance grid reliability.