Improved Technology Helps Increase Grid Reliability, Resiliency, and Mitigates Outage Risks
G&W Electric Announces All New Teros™ Recloser System for High-speed Fault Isolation
The all new smart solution integrates into existing electrical grids
G&W Electric, a global supplier of electric power equipment since 1905, today announced the launch of its Teros™ recloser. Capable of working with a variety of configurations in any application, the new Teros™ recloser is designed to improve system reliability and grid resiliency. This new recloser provides overcurrent protection for temporary faults on overhead distribution lines and reduces long-term system outages.
“Grid reliability affects everyone—all around the globe—from the average household to entire factories and telecom systems. The results are not just inconvenient, but economic,” said John Mueller, chairman and owner of G&W Electric. “To better mitigate disruption and to manage reliable electrical service, improvements made in recloser technology are imperative to ensuring a reduction in widespread power outages. Today, reclosers are the critical must-have in a utility’s grid reliability.”
The new Teros recloser is based on a wide range of benefits and fits most configurations, despite a wide variance of requirements from country to country. Requiring no oil or SF6, the Teros recloser eliminates the need for routine maintenance and improves personnel safety. Solid dielectric and electronically controlled, Teros has been field-tested for reliable load switching and overcurrent protection. Whether looking to improve or expand grid systems and capabilities, the Teros offers utilities site-ready designs for new and existing electrical systems.
“As Thailand transforms towards smart cities and smart meters, the Teros recloser’s newly-enhanced technology will allow the grid to provide uninterrupted power, especially in provincial areas, which will benefit both communities and businesses,” added Mueller.
“With growing populations and a greater demand for reliable power, paired with new construction, a reliance on technology and the effects of climate change, utilities are working hard to save customers the expenses and inconveniences of frequent outages,” added Mueller. “Reclosers have become the global market solution to the expansion of distribution networks and enhanced reliable power.”
The Teros system is designed to reduce the amount, frequency, and duration of outages on overhead systems, including main distribution lines, distribution branch circuits and substations. Lightweight and compact, the Teros site-ready designs provide all the necessary brackets, arresters and voltage transformers providing ease of installation. In addition, this new recloser is power grid automation ready, simplifying the need for future automation requirements.
To learn more about the grid resiliency challenges faced around the globe and how to reduce system outages, download G&W Electric’s latest white paper titled, “Reclosers: Safeguarding Electrical Grid Reliability.” https://www.gwelectric.com/resource/reclosers-safeguarding-electrical-grid-reliability-white-paper/
To learn more about Teros System Recloser visit www.gwelectric.com/teros.