Grid Hardening and Disaster Recovery Technologies
|出版商||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||商品编码||967895|
|出版日期||内容资讯||英文 11 Pages
|网格增强和灾难恢复技术 Grid Hardening and Disaster Recovery Technologies|
|出版日期: 2020年10月22日||内容资讯: 英文 11 Pages||
The global electric grid is transforming from a unidimensional system of power producers and consumers into a multidimensional, cloud-enabled network. It has two-way flows of power and information. As such, it is more critical than ever for utilities and solutions providers to prioritize grid hardening and resiliency technologies. The frequency and scale of natural disasters increases year over year, and outages are simultaneously becoming less tolerable and more expensive to utility customers. Increasing outages linked to natural disasters, wildfires, and other events is adding to the threat of deregulation and distributed energy resources integration into the traditional utility business model. To combat this and maximize grid performance and reliability, utilities must strategically invest in automation, control, visibility, and resiliency technologies.
From 1989 to 2018, the global average number of natural catastrophic events was 520 events per year according to the Insurance Information Institute. This statistic includes geophysical, meteorological, hydrological, and climatological events, encompassing earthquakes, storms, floods, wildfires, and others. In 2019, the planet witnessed 820 such events after experiencing 850 events in 2018. In addition to the increased frequency of natural catastrophes, the intensity and cost of these events has risen sharply since 2010. From 1980 to 2020, the US averaged 6.5 costly disasters incurring damages of $1 billion or more according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From 2017 to 2019, however, this number spiked to $14.7 billion worth of damages from disasters each year.
This Guidehouse Insights report identifies and discusses the key grid hardening and resiliency technologies for deployment on transmission and distribution (T&D) networks. Utilities must think ahead, be flexible, accept help, and constantly reevaluate options to ensure the operation of a hardened and resilient grid. The report includes the identification and discussion of eight key technologies for storm response and resiliency and provides four key recommendations for utilities and solutions providers.