The electrical power grid comprises all the utilities, networks, and systems used to generate power and deliver it to consumers.
All over the country, generation plants produce electricity on demand; the electricity they produce immediately radiates out through a series of substations and progressively lowervoltage transmission lines until it reaches the businesses and homes that need it. While we think of electricity as “clean” energy, the fact is that electricity is a secondary energy source. It must be produced by another source of energy, and almost overwhelmingly, that source isn’t “clean.” Coal produced about 45% of our electricity; natural gas and nuclear power accounted for another 45%.
In order to strengthen energy management and monitoring, Advantech offers high quality and solution-ready products for the Power and Energy Automation applications. There are three categories of products: Energy Computers, Energy Controllers and Energy Data Acquisition modules.