Reliable power supply thanks to highly available distribution grids
In the future, the structures for power generation, transmission, and distribution in high, medium and low-voltage systems will be more complex and flexible than today. New topics such as smart power grids, smart metering, and smart home require innovative solutions. But also the increasing share in energies from decentralized, renewable resources in combination with centralized power stations as well as energy storage systems and intelligent technologies require a reliable and coordinated overall system. Such a crosslinked energy market is also referred to as smart energy.
The energy landscape is becoming increasingly complex and thus the probability of damage to electronic equipment caused by lightning strikes and surges or electromagnetic interference is also considerably increased. This is due to the widespread introduction of electronic devices and systems, decreasing signal level and the resulting increasing sensitivity as well as increasing large-area networking.