This intelligent electricity network (Smart Grid) contains additional computers and sensors placed in the grid. As such current and voltage are monitored continuously to provide more accurate monitoring and control functions. In the past these functions weren’t available at this level. The Smart Grid provides us with better and cheaper options to facilitate the energy transition and latest developments. Consumer benefits: Reduction of the number and duration of power outages; Better opportunity to feed consumer-produced electricity back to the grid; Increased capability to support the integration of electric-powered vehicles; Prevention of large price increases for electricity transmission; Enablement of active participation in a sustainable energy supply.
This grid is intelligent because it is equipped with computer and sensor technology at key nodes. Liander can therefore operate the medium voltage grid completely remotely, something that was not previously possible. In addition, the existing network power has been increased in key areas and the network structure has been improved. In the future, slumbering power outages are visible in the smart grid and can therefore be prevented. This network is eventually cheaper because targeted maintenance can be committed, the number of power failures decreases and the grid power will not have to be increased for a long time.