Technology beginning with V

Smart Grid Technology
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Variable Peak Pricing

Variable Peak Pricing (VPP) is a hybrid of time-of-use and real-time pricing where the different periods for pricing are defined in advance (e.g., on-peak=6 hours for summer weekday afternoon; off-peak= all other hours in the summer months), but the price established for the on-peak period varies by utility and market conditions.

Vehicle to Grid Charging Station

An plug-in electric vehicle charging station that can also deliver AC power to the utility power system from the DC electricity stored in the plug-in electric vehicle batteries. Such a charging station could enable a plug-in electric vehicle to provide grid support.

Very Low Impedance (Hts) Cables

Cables that use conducting materials that are very low impedance, which can enable better power flow control. Cables that use high temperature superconducting (HTS) conductor would be characterized as a VLI cable. HTS cables may enable additional benefits such as lower losses, increased power density, and self-fault limiting.

Very Low Impedance Cables

Cables that utilize conducting materials that are very low impedance which can enable better power flow control are Very Low Impedance Cables (VLI). Cables that utilize High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) conductor would be characterized as a VLI cable. HTS cables may enable additional benefits such as lower losses, higher power capacity, and the ability to limit fault current.

Voltage Stability Monitoring

An application that can monitor system voltage in real time, and provide operators with warning in the event that system voltages are nearing or exceeding limits.