How power grids become intelligent

Smart grids are intelligent energy grids where all interacting parts of the energy system are interconnected via a commu - nication network. EBG high voltage resistors from Miba are used in smart grids in order to measure voltages in the power line and detect failures or defects.

This safeguards the stability of the total grid. In sparsely populated, expansive regions in the U.S., for example, smart grids are used to centrally and closely monitor and control the power lines. EBG power resis - tors excel with their compact design, precision, and long-term stability. They make power lines more efficient and help avoid most grid outages.