The Resilience Of The Electricity System
Posted on 3rd September 2020 at 19:07
By Vicente Romano, Managing Director, EMS Electrical
As you probably know, the definition of resilience is:
🎯"the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness", and I must add doing so gratefully!
However, there is a relationship between resilience and an electrical system:
"The ability to withstand and reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events, which includes the capability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from such events."
The UK electricity system has enjoyed high levels of reliability, providing:
⚡️ a high degree of confidence to businesses and consumers that power will be available 24x7x365.
However, a reliable electricity system is not necessarily a resilient electricity system.
A report by the House of Lords' Science & Technology Select Committee has identified four components to infrastructure resilience:
⚡️resistance (level of protection)
⚡️reliability / redundancy (spare capacity)
Please see: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldselect/ldsctech/121/121.pdf for more details.
This is the main reason why energy efficiency should be integrated into all aspects of your building design
Control, resiliency and stability (CRS)
If that is not part of your electrical system, we can help bring CRS to you and relieve the added financial and operational stress of blackouts, etc.
At EMS Electrical, our engineers are fully trained in all aspects of the installation, inspection and testing of electrical infrastructure. We have extensive experience when it comes to anything electrical.
To discuss any electrical requirement you may have, please don't hesitate to contact us at EMS Electrical HERE.
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