Tendencias y Estudios / Energía que transforma

Analytics for grid decision making

The days of predictable power flows on transmission and distribution grids are now in the past, putting pressure on the planning of grid upgrades (capital expenditures) and outages for maintenance (operating expenditures). The rapid increase in solar and wind feed ins coupled with the shutdown of conventional power plants and changing load patterns (for instance, from electric vehicles) make power flows less predictable.

In turn, it is harder for grid operators to determine where grid upgrades (capital expenditures) are necessary and which operational changes are required to secure the necessary outage slots and deliver on their committed preventive-maintenance programs (operating expenditures).