UK Power Networks pioneers new super-fast circuit breakers
UK Power Networks is claiming a world first by installing next generation circuit breakers in part of London's electricity network, estimating significant cost and carbon savings due to their ability to facilitate the connection of Combined Heat and Power systems.
SSEN to purge greenhouse gas from circuit breakers
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission has declared its intention to phase out the greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF₆) - used to insulate circuit breakers in substations - by replacing it with a climate-friendly alternative air and vacuum system.
Technology & Operations
Testing substation circuit breakers safely
Damon Mount, UK and Southern Africa sales manager at Megger, discusses safety and accuracy when testing circuit breakers.
Circuit breaker testing with OMICRON
Orlando de Leon, application sales engineer at OMICRON, explains the benefits and new method of testing circuit breakers in Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS).
The automation age
How the growth of distributed generation is placing new demands on protection and control technologies