Laurent Royer, Global Engineering and HVCS Product Manager, describes how TE's SIMABUS connectors will allow utilities to meet today’s growing demands for energy without building larger substations.
The transmission grids are getting mature, especially in the industrialized countries. In addition to the aging of the infrastructure, utilities must take into consideration several future challenges which are economic and technical.
Number 1: its increase of the transfer capacity into the substation which is in connection with an increase of the capacity within the transmission corridors, and finally linked with the increase of the demand of energy.
Number 2: the extended lifetime of the switchyard, and consequently, of the HV equipment.
Number 3: to improve the resilience of the transmission grid, in order to reduce the power outage periods.
I think that primarily when a customer is working with TE, he will be sure that he will get a product fit for his application. However, and beyond the product solution, I think also, the customer is going to get best-in-class service, like calculation, definition of the product, from the layout, as well as internal testing capabilities.
We are what we make, and this is for us, a key customer advantage.