Name
Boosting Reliability, Enhancing Resilience: How GIS Substations Fortify Power Infrastructure
Track
Grid Resiliency & Black Sky Hazards Track
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
William Munn Bala Kotharu
Description

Gas-insulated substations (GIS) have emerged as a transformative technology, offering compact footprints, enhanced environmental performance, and superior reliability, making them ideal for strengthening and modernizing the power infrastructure. This panel session brings together leading experts to explore the transformative potential of GIS for building a more resilient grid. The panel discussion will include:

• The evolving landscape of power grids—challenges posed by climate change, urbanization, and cyber threats, highlighting the urgent need for grid modernization.

• The advantages of GIS technology—unique benefits of GIS, including their space-saving design, exceptional reliability, and reduced environmental impact compared to traditional air-insulated substations.

• Applications across various sectors—GIS can be effectively deployed in       diverse settings, from urban centers and industrial facilities to offshore wind farms and remote communities.

• Real-world case studies—practical implementations of GIS, showcasing their tangible impact on enhancing grid resilience and efficiency.

• The future of grid modernization—ongoing advancements in GIS technology, standardization efforts, and their role in shaping the future of a more resilient and sustainable grid.