As safe, clean, reliable and affordable electricity evolves from an aspiration to an expectation in a growing number of global markets, customers are increasingly shifting their thinking to view electricity as an invisible enabler of technologies central to their quality of life. From continent to continent and culture to culture, interactive energy customers value the six Cs of electricity: comfort, choice, control, convenience, clean, and cost-effective.
The electric power industry is undergoing a worldwide transformation. Transmission and substation managers are under increasing demands to operate more efficiently and reliably. Meanwhile, equipment is aging and maintenance budgets are shrinking. In response to these challenges, sensors and robots have emerged as key tools in the move to a smarter transmission grid.