Digitisation playing increasingly important role in grid transformation

Increasing penetration of renewable energy has had a major impact on power grids all over the world, necessitating the need for digital technologies to handle factors such as variability, ABB power grids division president Claudio Faachin said at the ABB Customer World Africa Conference 2018 on Tuesday. On the supply side, grids are now more complex and on the demand side, new loads like electric vehicles and data centers have to be factored in.